Queens of the Breakers
When Brad Barr sings, “The dream you dream of falling/Out of the blue, child,” on “You Would Have to Lose Your Mind,” the raw vulnerability of his voice transports us to a hospital bedside. Steady, rhythmic drumming and delicate harp even mimic the almost hypnotic hum of a hospital room. It’s a track that showcases The Barr Brothers’ masterful storytelling: sincere, soulful, and utterly immersive. Weaving tales of forgiveness and family with folk, blues, Americana, and Malian street music, each song on Queens of the Breakers is a new page to turn.