Toronto's Barnyard Records presents a CD Launch Tour across Canada
Martin and Haynes - FREEDMAN
"Simply gorgeous. This new release from the Barnyard Records imprint further demonstrates how bigger isn't necessarily better." Pan pot .ca Feb 2009
Justin Haynes - Ukulele
Jean Martin - Suitcase
Ryan Driver - Streetsweeper Bristle Bass
Barnyard Records produces music by toronto's finest creative musicians and their collaborators from elsewhere in Canada an abroad, who work creatively within and across numerous musical styles. We are pleased to announce these performances and the launch of the following Barnyard Record.
The ukulele and suitcase duo of Jean Martin and Justin Haynes play the music of Myk Freedman. "All you’ll hear on this recording is a ukulele and a suitcase. But amazingly, paradoxically, that confining element is its liberation, and ours. Lovely, lyrical moments are everywhere. Time gets established in subtle ways, and subtly falls away. Geographies pass. We leave the streets for the dunes. Melodies expand and contract. If there was once a wall of sound, then this disc is a window. Open it and enjoy a new view." Don Rooke, June 26, 2008