Several months ago I heard Matthew Barber on the CBC when he released his most recent eponymous album. Barber’s music has been described as indie, alternative with a few country twinges. His latest album is actually his sixth. His first album, ‘Means and Ends’ was released in 2003. Matthew Barber graduated from Queen’s and then went on to McMaster and earned a Master of Arts degree in philosophy. Music seems to run the family – his sister Jill Barber is also an accomplished musician. Unfortunately, none of his songs are in YouTube so I can’t link to them. Check him out in iTunes!
So, in no particular order, are some of my favourite Matthew Barber songs:
‘Man in a Movie’ – The first couple of times I heard this song was on the Alaskan crusie I took with my mother in June of 2011.
‘Oh Lexi’ – This is a simple song but I love it. The piano in it is phenomenal. Deb hates it.
‘Hawks on a Highway’ – is from True Believer
‘Somebody Sometime’ – from ‘Ghost Notes’ is my current favourite!
 I also graduated from Queen’s!
 I have tried to like Jill Barber’s music but I can’t get into it.