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Cold Spring

The Barrel Boys

Produced by Ivan Rosenberg and recorded at The Sound Still in Toronto, 'Cold Spring' is an exciting new chapter in the Barrel Boys songbook, with 15 brand new originals that you're sure to still be listening to in 20 years.

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  1. 1 Split and Stacked 03:33 Info
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  2. 2 Find Yourself Again 03:04 Info
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  3. 3 Everything Will Heal 02:58 Info
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  4. 4 I Get By 03:20 Info
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  5. 5 Bored, Broke, and Sober 04:34 Info
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  6. 6 Over the Waterfall 03:13 Info
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  7. 7 Bacon in the Cornbread 03:30 Info
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  8. 8 Lookout Mtn. 02:50 Info
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  9. 9 Cold Spring 02:48 Info
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  10. 10 No Shoes Blues 03:34 Info
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  11. 11 Dance Around 03:10 Info
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  12. 12 Run for Water 02:51 Info
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  13. 13 Someday Soon 02:40 Info
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  14. 14 I'll Be Better Then 03:48 Info
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  15. 15 End of the World 03:13 Info
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Gospel Hour

The Barrel Boys

This album was born back in the days of our residency at the Cloak & Dagger. Every Tuesday, usually some time during the second set, we would start calling some of our favourite songs from the rich country-gospel tradition, memorably recorded by the likes of Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, and Hank Williams. We started calling this portion of the set 'Gospel Hour,' and when we got the opportunity to record a few tunes live off the floor in the space of a single evening, we knew what the theme of our new record had to be.

These tunes were recorded the way we played them live at the Cloak so many times - with no isolation, no headphones, huddled in a tight circle around a few mics. In the case of tracks 5 & 6, we recorded both tunes in one continuous take. For the final a cappella number, we got to do something we've always wanted to do, which was record around a single microphone, in mono. Thanks and appreciation to our family and friends, to Alan for making us sound good, and to the Cloak & Dagger, especially Lindsay, Scott and Rod.

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  1. 1 Jordan 02:06
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  2. 2 Take Me In Your Lifeboat 02:47
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  3. 3 Rock of Ages 03:42
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  4. 4 Wayfaring Stranger 02:52
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  5. 5 Angel Band 03:49
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  6. 6 Glory Land 02:23
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  7. 7 Heavenly Sunlight 02:11
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Early On

The Barrel Boys

Early on is our first full-length original album. It was a labour of love, and was certainly a long time coming. The album features songs written and sung by each of the five band members, and covers a wide variety of styles, while always sounding like the same tight-knit unit. Recorded live off the floor at the O'Reilly cottage, Addington County, ON.

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  1. 1 Early On 02:17
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  2. 2 Good Morning Christine 03:20
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  3. 3 Left of Today 03:18
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  4. 4 Something To Do With Fireflies 03:05
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  5. 5 I Can't Lie To You 03:10
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  6. 6 I'll Be Gone 03:05
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  7. 7 Gunshots and Forget-Me-Nots 02:58
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  8. 8 The Great Unknown 03:31
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  9. 9 Housebound Blues 03:48
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  10. 10 Leave Me Guessin 02:58
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  11. 11 Hurricane Sandy 03:09
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  12. 12 The Ballad of Death and the Rider 03:10
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  13. 13 How Could You Leave 03:48
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Carols from the Barrel

The Barrel Boys

The first commercial release from the Toronto-based quintet, Carols from the Barrel is a 6-track EP that features a selection of timeless Christmas carols. Recorded live off the floor of a small Toronto apartment on a cold November afternoon, this album is sure to warm your heart and stir up your holiday cheer.

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  1. 1 Auld Lang Syne 02:48
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  2. 2 Friendly Beasts 01:47
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  3. 3 The Holly and the Ivy 01:10
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  4. 4 I Saw Three Ships 02:47
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  5. 5 Joy to the World 02:43
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  6. 6 Silent Night 02:36
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