Crow. Bar and Variety is a small restaurant/music venue in Collingwood Ontario and on various Tuesday nights we host intimate dinner shows with some of North Americas award winning or up and coming musicians. Dinner shows will feature a prix fix menu. Our sessions are hosted by the very charismatic Jeff Woods
After a half decade layoff from recording on his own, Barney Bentall returns with his finest, his most powerful, and most incisive album to date, The Drifter & The Preacher on True North Records.
A rugged, fiercely ambitious work, The Drifter & The Preacher combines an intensely personal artistry with a broader vision of a public figure coming to terms with his ordered life as a musician, as a songwriter, as a husband, as a father, and as a son while turning in his most urgent, and forceful performance in memory.
The album was recorded and mixed in Vancouver by John Raham at Afterlife Studios, excepting Moon At The Door, recorded and mixed by Sheldon Zaharko at Monarch Studios.
While his catalog overflows with stellar music, this masterful, expertly crafted album is in the vein of the best recordings of Blue Rodeo, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Ian Tyson, Ron Hynes, and Tom Cochrane, and may prove to be a truly defining moment in Barneys musical legacy.
Despite several sabbaticals from the musical wars, Barney remains very much part of the fabric of Canadian music culture.
As frequent collaborator Jim Cuddy, who guested on Wont Change The World, notes, Barney had a similar trajectory as a neo-roots troubadour to the one we experienced in Blue Rodeo. He has so successfully transitioned from fronting a rock band to being a true Canadian troubadour in the tradition of Lightfoot, McLauchlan, and Cohen. I have loved his solo records, and they have frequently brought me to tears. He is a very poignant songwriter. His voice has the ring of authenticity, and I am easily swept up in the narrative of his songs. His records are my go to ones when I need some familiarity to soothe my worries. Quite a man, quite an artist.
The most talked about Jeff Woods attribute is his voice. It has been heard on radio and television for decades. Jeffs career continues to be about communication and he is known for sounding as though he's speaking just to you, despite the fact that his reach has extended to a weekly audience exceeding one million listeners.
Beyond talking on the radio and television as a host or a guest, Jeff's presence continues to extend to commercial voice-over and narration, and to the stage as an emcee and speaker.
Woods has been at the center of conversation and context around music for 30+ years. He was the creator and host of The Legends of Classic Rock, heard internationally over 14 seasons. His many one-on-one interviews include David Bowie, R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Rush, Ozzy Osbourne, The Band, Pearl Jam, Carlos Santana, Metallica, The Doors, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, and so many more.
Jeff's current radio series "Records & Rockstars" complements his artist interview/performance podcast of the same name, and his first work of non-fiction in print - the acclaimed "Radio, Records & Rockstars, now out in Audio Book and selling at Amazon, Audible & iTunes.
CROW. Bar and Variety (View)
18 Huron St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1C4
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