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On tour with Del Barber & The Profiteers

October 2nd 2014 11:52 am

We are excited to announce that we’ve been invited to open up the shows across western Canada for the newly formed Del Barber & The Profiteers. 

Tour Dates are as follows:

Friday, October 3 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino Smokehouse                                                      w/Del Barber & The Profiteers (Duo)

Saturday, October 4 – Black Diamond, AB – The Stop
w/Del Barber & The Profiteers (Duo)

Monday, October 6 – Edmonton, AB – The ARTery
w/Del Barber & The Profiteers (Duo)

Wednesday, October 8 – Penticton, BC – The Dream Cafe
w/Del Barber & The Profiteers (Duo)

Thursday, October 9 – Vancouver, BC – Rogue Folk Club
@ St. James Hall w/Del Barber & The Profiteers (Duo)

Friday, October 10 – Rossland, BC – The Flying Steamshovel
w/Del Barber & The Profiteers (Duo)

Saturday, October 11 – Jasper, AB – The Jasper Legion
w/Del Barber & The Profiteers (Duo)

Sunday, October 12 – Cadillac, SK – Rangeline Tavern
w/Del Barber & The Profiteers (Duo)

Del Barber Tour Poster

REVIEW – Jasper – Stylus Magazine (September 30, 2014)

October 2nd 2014 11:06 am

Jasper, Alberta is not only home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the country, but also one of the best venues to see live roots acts as well. So it’s fitting that Saskatchewan’s Blake Berglund picked the Jasper Legion to record a live record with his band the Vultures. Berglund is an honest to goodness country & western singer, the Vultures are a gritty, hot-shot country band, and the rowdy crowd at the Legion clearly dug their down and dirty ditties and the occasional tear-in-the-beer heartbreaker the boys serve up so well. Made up of songs Berglund and the boys have been playing for years, as well as a few new cuts thrown in for good measure, Jasper is a great snapshot of a country artists on the rise. From the boot-scootin’ boogie-woogie of “Hangin’ By a Thread” to the too-tough-to-cry “Funny Thing About Leaving You” to the gut-bustin’ greasy good times of “Love is Like a Rodeo,” the boys don’t let up, delivering track after track of good old-fashioned, true faded denim blue country music. If that sounds up your alley, forget about Dan Romano, because Blake Berglund is the real deal. (Independent,  – Sheldon Birnie