This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Andrew Barr of The Barr Brothers, an up-and-coming Canadian quartet with roots in American folk, African desert, Delta blues and classical string, to say the least. The band's newest record, Sleeping Operator, just goes to prove that The Barr Brothers are the Ra Ra Riot of transcendental folk. Check out the interview below to learn more about the band, their longform music style and their connections to alt music friends The War on Drugs and of Montreal. If you're a fan of sprawling soundscapes that are as much warm as they are catchy (see: Bahamas), this interview and music are recommended for you.
The Barr Brothers just released Sleeping Operator this past month. Check out their fall/winter tour schedule with Bahamas over on their website, and you can follow Joni Deutsch for more music news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To hear more from The Barr Brothers, tune in to “A Change of Tune” this Saturday at 10 PM EST on West Virginia Public Radio.