Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Happy release day to Joey Barro and the fine folks at Banter/Better Looking Records!

Written as almost a chronological window into the mind of prolific multi-instrumentalist songwriter Joey Barro, The Traditionist's aptly titled debut, SEASON TO SEASON was created over a period of greater than a year with the collaboration of long time friend and producer Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips). It's now available today via iTunes!

Growing up amongst a family of musicians, singer and guitarist Joey Barro (aka The Traditionist) immediately found a connection with the songs he heard when the sun went down and the guitars came out at family get-togethers. Van Morrison, Simon & Garfunkel and lots of Dylan could often be heard with a low hum emitting out from the walls of the Barro house. As he grew, his love of music and the classics only got stronger and his taste developed with the years. While his influences are clear, he does not set out to replicate the originals, but to acknowledge and update them.


"I Know My Ocean"
"A Sleep Be Told"
"Driftwood Doll"

03.12.09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hyperion Tavern (Acoustic Show)
03.13.09 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up w/ Mother Hips (21+)
03.14.09 - Costa Mesa, CA @ La Cave
03.17.09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge w/ So Many Wizards
04.02.09 - San Diego, CA @ Museum of Contemporary Art (all ages)
04.03.09 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Anya Marina
04.11.09 - Sacramento, CA @ Vox
04.29.09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bordello
04.30.09 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Mercury Lounge

"The Traditionist is a breeze that whirls the spirits of Dylan, Springsteen, and Young, but drifts off into its own atmosphere." - Caleb Morairty, Better Propaganda

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