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Jennah Barry is a musician and songwriter from the south shore of nova scotia.
Described by exclaim! magazine as "one of those effortless voices" her debut album Young Men is written from the perspective of a bona fide small-towner in the belly of a big city. With a sound ultimately lead by her magnetic vocals, the songs are melody-heavy and pop driven, backed by dreamy pedal steel and her nylon string guitar.
Produced by Colin Nealis (andy Shauf, Aidan Knight) and Recorded by Diego Medina at the Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport, NS. Barry is currently working her sophomore release.
Notable past performances include:
Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe (May 2014 in Liverpool and Annapolis Royal)
Opening for Rose Cousins ("We Have Made A Spark" tour dates: Ottawa National Arts Centre, Glenn Gould Studio, etc) Jenn Grant (Spatz Theatre, Halifax) Ron Sexsmith (Liverpool, NS) Royal Wood (Halifax, NS) David Francey (Lunenburg, NS) David Myles (Grand Manan, NB) Olympic Symphonium, Al Tuck.
“With a folk guitar, a slide guitar and a voice as sweet as honey, Jennah Barry’s first album Young Men is “a lot of juicy gossip,” she says, drawing on a string of loves lost and won between the South Shore and Toronto... ...Her songs have the maturity of an old-hand at romance, tough to let go of and so easy to love. ”
— The Coast (Adria Young)
"...The songs on Young Men flow with ease and confidence, graced with melodies that are sweet and addictive without becoming cloying..." - Chronicle Herald (Stephan Cooke)
"Beautifully produced and endearingly delivered, Jennah Barry combines here-and-there hints of Mirah like inflection with M.Ward-esque fluidity. This record comes to us all the way from Riverport, Nova Scotia. Young Men is such a smooth listen, cover to cover." - Argue Job
"...if there's any point at which you should listen to Jennah Barry open her mouth---excepting, of course, when she is singing---it's when she's talking about songwriting. Her songs dance the spectrum between folk and indie rock ("I'm waiting for someone else to say it," she says of genre) and the 11 tracks on last year's debut LP Young Men contain shameless declarations, sharp insights, quiet revelations and big reveals set against a backdrop of the sea and snow of the south shore, where she grew up and still lives. In person she has an easygoing confidence, an undeniable charisma, wears flannel and drinks, as if Tim Riggins decided to pick up a guitar instead of a football. Her casual small-town friendliness is kept in check by a weary guardedness befitting a rural Nova Scotian who spent five years in Toronto straight out of high school..."- The Coast (Tara Thorne)