Big Romance, the latest offering from Toronto singer-songwriter Matthew Barber, can in one sense be understood as an intimate exploration of the intertwined themes of emptiness and fulfillment, death and vitality, science and myth and right and wrong, filtered through the personal lens of a narrator still searching for what it is to be a man in the 21st century. It can equally be understood as a varied collection of songs that, while broadly indebted to the tradition of what happened when folk music got a backbeat and rock rolled out of the sock-hop and into the concert halls, also represent the latest layer in a singular sound that Barber has been refining over 7 full-length albums. If you really want to break it down, this record has soul-searching ballads, foot-stomping rockers, some groovy mid-tempo tunes and hooks-a-plenty. And it was all guided by the steady ears of producer Gary Louris of The Jayhawks.
The very talented Matthew Barber will be performing just for you. Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm. Expect a fantastic show and a full bar.
This is a seated event. For tickets visit https://www.thesanctuaryarts.org