The Barr Brothers: Essentials
Since their self-titled debut in 2011, The Barr Brothers’ music has become increasingly lush. Driven by brother Andrew’s steady, nuanced drumming, Brad Barr’s songwriting melds folk roots with modern melodies and arrangements that lean toward orchestral. Until 2018, the Montreal-via-Rhode Island group’s sound was filled out by harpist Sarah Pagé, who adds a sparkling dimension to their early-career earthy tones. By layering humming cello, airy vocals, and hazy reverb, the band envelop the listener in their aural dreams.