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Singer-Songwriter Mary Barry to release her latest cd ‘Red Eye Tonight’

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Singer songwriter Marry Barry performs at Stayner’s Wharf, Halifax Thursday, October 4th for a special Jazz at Stayner’s album launch. Accompanied by Mike Cowie (trumpet), Andrew Dale (bass) and Gary Tilley (drums), the show starts at 9pm, cover is $5 at the door. Jazz at Stayner’s is a JazzEast presentation and a Halifax jazz tradition.

Mary Barry has been nominated for two awards, Female Artist of the Year and Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year at this year's Music NL Awards that take place October 28th in Saint John’s, Newfoundland.

Mary Barry’s music is described as “a gold mine of nuggets for collectors of original jazz & blues” (The Telegram) with “a glowing hint of torch in her voice.” (The Mail Star).

“…evocative narratives deliciously married to moody soundscapes…a very original eclectic sound.” – Victoria Times Colonist.

Mary Barry is a hard artist to peg down. With a sound rooted in jazz and blues, Red Eye Tonight, Barry’s second release features an all star cast of foremost Atlantic musicians including Brian Whey, Bill Brennan, Patrick Boyle, Rick Hollett, Mark Peddle, Gary Tilley, Gary Davis, Paddy Barry and Andrew Dale. With arrangements for flugelhorn, trumpet, flute and vibraphones and a myriad of styles from bossa nova to swing to Terre-Neuvienne/Portuguese style waltz with piano, accordion and percussion, Red Eye Tonight is a true expression of Mary Barry’s diverse musical sensibilities.

A collection of ten original compositions, Red Eye Tonight also includes a co - write with Deborah Caldwell and Dawna Major entitled “I Know I Should Run”, and for the first time, Barry has recorded and included two covers on this album, Ed Kavanagh’s bluesy ballad, “Still Life with The Blues”, and Marie Lili Cauchon’s “Las Fille de la Mer.” The songs cover a range of themes from love, (“Twilight Magic” and “Brasse Partout”) and loss, (“So Long”, “You’re the One”), to technological isolation (“Hurricane Charley”). Among the thirteen songs is a special tribute song to little known songwriter, Laura Nyro, whose songs were recorded by dozens of artists around the world.

For more info: www.marybarry.net

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