Inspired by Ian Tyson's evocative album Cowboyography, Winnipeg folk-rocker Del Barber celebrates his beloved Prairie home and its people in his new album Prairieography.
Though he's been around the world, he is always drawn back to Manitoba, acknowledged the singer-songwriter, who is currently touring Canada.
"I thought I could freely leave. I thought I could live somewhere else. I didn't realize how connected I was and desperately in love with the Prairies I was — and am," he told CBC News.
For his fourth album, released earlier this month, he blends rustic roots and folk with rock and traditional country. Barber also chose to record in unusual locations, including in a massive grain silo.
In the attached video, Barber talks to CBC's Russell Sabio about landscape as musical inspiration and his love for home.