The Barr Brothers formed after lead singer Brad Barr heard his next-door neighbor, band member Sarah Page, playing harp through his apartment wall and secretly learning the melody. He knocked on her door and ended up playing it for her. From that odd encounter, they eventually created their eponymous debut—an album that was cut in a boiler room in Montreal and includes guest musicians Andres Vial, Miles Perkin (Lhasa DeSela), Elizabeth Powell (Land of Talk), Nathan Moore, Jocie Adams (The Low Anthem) and Emma Baxter.
“Beggar in the Morning,” the opening track to the self-titled album, is lead by Barr’s cutting vocals and smooth guitar picking. The tune starts out with an ambiance of noise and leads into a classic folk sound which is a perfect opener to an album that fuses folk, blues and rock.
The Barr Brothers will be available on Sept. 27—the album’s opening track “Beggar in the Morning” can be heard and downloaded below.