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Barbra Lica is a fast-rising Canadian jazz vocalist and songwriter, and has been receiving accolades for her unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace. Based in Toronto, Barbra’s live shows have captivated audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and confident stage presence.

Hot on the heels of her 2017 Juno-nominated recording, ‘I’m Still Learning’, Barbra Lica is back with her fifth and most ambitious offering to date – ‘You’re Fine’. Having spent the last couple of years touring clubs and festivals, Barbra found herself in Nashville where she was blown away by the sounds of old country and western swing. She dedicated the next year to song writing trips between Nashville and Toronto, collaborating with new songwriters and work-shopping with her band to find a new space for contemporary jazz, one that borrows and fuses elements of American country music.

“It starts and ends with Lica’s voice. It’s a bright, vibrant contralto one minute, laconic and syrupy the next when she lets a phrase die on the vine and trail off”

– Frank De Blase, Journalist, City Newspaper

‘You’re Fine’ covers all the bases: poignant, introspective, tongue in cheek and heart breaking. This genre-bending project breaks every rule while searching for commonalities between musical palettes, human experiences and two sides of one border. Recorded at Addiction Sounds Studios in the heart of Nashville, this represents Barbra’s second production with in-demand Canadian producer/bassist Marc Rogers. It also features Barbra’s full band of rising talents from Toronto alongside legendary guest artists Paul Franklin (Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler, Shania Twain) on the pedal steel guitar and multi-instrumentalist Wanda Vick Burchfield (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Jason Aldean). ‘You’re Fine’ is a musical event not to be missed.

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Barbra Lica
Hello friends. All my performances are looking to be cancelled for a good while so I’m trying to be creative and stay productive by writing and recording new songs. I have a small favour to ask from as many people as possible. Would you mind DM-ing or emailing me (barbralicamusic@gmail.com) a short recording in the format “Hello from (wherever you are right now as specifically as you can be..my kitchen, my bedroom, Barbados, Tokyo, my floor, my parents’ house)” doesn’t even have to be “hello” if you’re somebody who never says hello. You can say hi or hey or yo or whatever you want. I would love if this worked out ☺️. Looking forward to hearing whatever you send and mixing it into this new tune.
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
This woman is my hero.
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Toilet Paper Cake
Times are nuts. Let's have a little chuckle and a little treat! A toilet paper cake (the most valuable currency right now) for your enjoyment!
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Barbra Lica
Hello friends. It's a tough time for many of us and here I am releasing an ultra sad heartbreak song...but maybe this can provide a little bit of catharsis! Introducing "You Should Write the Book" , written and performed by myself and the ever-talented Danielle Knibbe. Thanks to Dale Sood and Kyle McDougall for making this video and to Benjamin Pelchat and Josh MacIntosh Music at Kensington Sound for making it sound as nice as it does. Of course none of this would be possible without generous support from our sponsors: The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR), Fujifilm Canada and Jamie Potts o Hair by David and Co

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You Should Write the Book - Live from Kensington Sound
Introducing "You Should Write the Book", a brand new standalone song performed live at Kensington Sound by Danielle Knibbe and Barbra Lica. It's always the o...
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