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Immersed in a gentle haze, Jennah Barry‘s “Roller Disco” spins like the intrinsic soundtrack to a sentimental memory. Finding its musical footing somewhere along the paths carved out by Harry Nilsson, Burt Bacharach, and Emmylou Harris, the song sways with a softly strummed nylon guitar guided by perfect restraint. Be it a brief and breathy flute run, the soft touch of a mallet, or an old familiar slide, “Roller Disco” is orchestrated with perfect, stirring delicacy. All the while, Barry’s signature “sweet and addictive” vocals dispatch lyrics ingrained with salt water wisdom and stirring storytelling.

“Barry has an unsettling ability to capture the warmth of an evening (possibly seaside) while slowly cracking into that cozy façade with the tap-tap of insistent heartbreak.” – CBC Music

Jennah Barry – Roller Disco – Single
Stream // Order Digital“Barry’s voice is stunning.” – Everything Is Noise
“gentle yet powerful.” – SLAM Magazine
“folk lovers rejoice” – mp3 Hugger

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January 24 – Fredericton, NBShivering Songs @ Wilmot United Church w/ Greg Keelor //tickets // fb
January 26 – Halifax, NS: In the Dead of Winter @ Bus Stop Theatre w/ Bedouine // tickets //fb

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JOYFULTALK create music that isn’t immediately recognizable or even categorizable. The process is unique, the instruments are homemade or modified, and the sounds are distinct. You know this from listening to either of their albums but might still be curious about how it all comes together for Jay Crocker and Shawn Dicey.

Fortunately, through an in-depth interview with Seattle’s renowned KEXP, and on the Kreative Kontrol podcast with Guelph’s Vish Khanna, you can now begin to understand their methods and ethos.

“an immersive experience, in turn, spiritual and droning, filled with introspective soundscapes that could also function as morbid club hits.” – KEXP