Music History

Published on May 12th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Rock My World Canada, chapter 65: Matthew Barber

[Mike Carr has put together a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. This is the latest excerpt from his book. – AC]

Matthew Barber (born January 10, 1977) is a singer-songwriter from Port Credit, Ontario. His music has been classified as indie pop and pop rock with folk and alternative country influences.

Gaining support from the small but committed Hamilton music community, he released his breakthrough album Means and Ends independently in 2002. The album soon caught the attention of Paper Bag Records, who re-released it to a wider audience in 2003. Barber’s sister, Jill Barber, is also a noted Canadian musician.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here. Follow Mike on Facebook and Twitter.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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