About This Event
Barbaro announce their upcoming U.S. Spring-Summer Tour 2021.
Performance dates include St. Louis, Nashville, Louisville and Chicago, and renowned venues, The Station Inn, Zanzabar, and the John Hartford Memorial Festival.
The rising stars, quartet have received critical acclaim from The Bluegrass Situation, NPR's Minnesota Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, Music Mecca and more.
Barbaro released its debut album, Dressed in Roses in 2020 - produced by Adam Greuel of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. Recorded at Wild Sound Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the songs of Dressed in Roses showcase Barbaro's spirit of fearless exploration through captivating songwriting and layered musical textures that continually reimagine the Americana, and bluegrass experience.
The Minneapolis-Winona based rising stars have created their eclectic sound through original songwriting craft, with inspiration derived from classical, jazz, and bluegrass music genres. Barbaro's musical vision explores their collective life experiences through intricate instrumentation, creatively bending the traditional music into a style and sound that is all their own. In 2018, Barbaro released their first EP as well as claiming two awards; the John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Contest and the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association's Americana-Roots Band Contest.
Barbaro has built a momentum and fan base around their musicianship and unique, dynamic sound, with each live set flowing naturally between energetic jams and contemplative interludes. Barbaro embarked on a well received U.S. Tour in the autumn of 2019 and early 2020. The collection of new music from Barbaro gives listeners the chance to get a glimpse of these artists' collaboration and live performance on stage. Speaking to the origins and aesthetic of chamber music, the quartet Barbaro is composed of Kyle Shelstad, (vocals and guitar), Isaac Sammis, (banjo), Rachel Calvert, (vocals and fiddle), and Jason Wells, (vocals an