Jill Barber: 'Hard Line'

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Jill Barber

Jill Barber may seem like a Dixieland darling, but don't let that Loretta Lynn voice and those Daisy Duke looks fool you. This country sweetheart is a Canadian rising star from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hot on the heels of winning Female Artist-Recording of the Year at the Music Nova Scotia Awards in 2005, Barber has released For All Time, a collection of songs recorded over six months in Toronto. "I'm used to working mostly by myself," says Barber. "It was exciting to play alongside musicians that I have admired for a long time."

"Canada's best alt-cabaret singer" (The National Post) is sure to get some American attention soon. She's already gained the praise of legendary country songwriter Kris Kristofferson. "Barber is a real songwriter... a damn good songwriter," he says.

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