Drawing from influences old and new, diverse instrumentation and soaring five-part vocal harmonies characterize the unique alternative folk sound of Halifax-based band, The Barrowdowns. Kendra Breen, Rowan Swain, Adam Martin, Dave Fultz, and Neal Read create an eclectic brand of energetic and haunting folk music that is described as “graceful transitions between subtle beauty and organized chaos” (Dillon Anthony, The East Magazine).
Receiving nominations for East Coast Music Award Rising Star Recording of the Year and Music Nova Scotia Folk Recording of the Year award, the band’s debut album, Come What May Come, saw appearances on the !earshot National Top 50 and Folk/Roots/Blues Top 10 and consistent Top 5 charting on the Stingray Folk/Roots/Blues channel.
“When you consider also that it is their debut release it all adds to the magical genius that has combined to make this one of the best releases to come out of the east coast this year, with soundscapes behind tracks that add to the magical carpet ride that you have just undertaken.” — Stevie Connor, Blues and Roots Radio. Twice voted Best Folk Band in their hometown’s Best of Halifax Readers Choice Awards (The Coast: Gold 2016, Bronze 2017), the band has been captivating crowds across the Maritimes in clubs, pubs, theatres, music halls, house shows and weddings since 2014.
With “stunningly beautiful vocals and melodies, haunting fragile beauty, and frantic moments that kind of jump out here and there” (Jeff Liberty, CBC) wrapped up in gripping songs that stick with you long after the last chord has rung out, The Barrowdowns create music that will keep you spellbound—even while you stomp your feet.