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Barbra Lica is a Canadian singer 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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1006, 2020

TOO MANY BUTTONS

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Dear Twitter-friends, I'm learning how to produce songs from home and I've completed my first one. It was really difficult so please visit my blog and listen: https://t.co/rq6lSuHwO2

I’m all out of loaf...no sandwich withooooout you. 🎶

I feel like I’m engaged in a useless sort of mental bargaining where it’s like, “Forget the nails! I’ll work out at home! Just my hair, okay?” Who am I even speaking to?

Announcing my new blog! I don’t care if it’s old-fashioned. I got plans, guys! Plaaaaaans!!! Gwahahaha: https://t.co/z7RisObyJk

Ladies and gents, @JPECjazz and I present to you a live concert recorded in three apartments with Joel Visentin on keys/bgs and Tom Fleming on guitar: https://t.co/s9TBKVRMHg

Move aside, Queen. It’s time for a Canadian Rhapsody. https://t.co/lSTvpzIvQI
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Psssst... mark your calendars for an actual concert in July with me n’ all the boys (at a safe distance of course). We’re taking over the Imperial Pub with support from Downtown Yonge BIA and it’s going to feel glorious. Any requests? Can’t promise we’ll find a way to rehearse but hey, if it’s something we already know! Haha...

https://facebook.com/events/s/play-the-parks-on-location-wit/819619375110849/?ti=icl
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
NEW POST ALERT! You won't believe it, but I finally finished that demo with all the audio recordings you guys sent me. After literal months of fighting with my new home recording set-up, you can find a streamable link to "Hello From My Basement" on my blog:

https://barbralicamusic.com/uncategorized/too-many-buttons/

I hope you enjoy it and please please send me any and all feedback you have. It's my first time ever producing a song and my second time posting on my blog. Maybe next month I'll tell you about my Russian Kettlebell training. I just upgraded to 16 kg and I feel like a dangerous beast. Rawr.

Special thanks to: Tom Fleming (guitars), Curtis Graham Nowosad (drums), Ross MacIntyre (bass) and Bobby B Morales Hobart (mixing engineer/teacher of all things)
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
While I may not be travelling very far these days, I just got word of a new release in Japan by Harumi. Check out this track on her latest EP ("Pride"), entitled "Fever Dream". I wrote it with the incredible Laurent Bourque and our producer/composer friend, TomoLow. Tomo challenged us to write about "nature" and avoid all hints of love...I got so weirdly nervous that I started writing about what the world looks like when I feel completely out of my element. Thanks to CYMBA Music Publishing for setting up this session and I hope you all enjoy a little something different from Lica land..hahah...
https://youtu.be/WyBfmLjgMhY
Barbra Lica
Fever Dream
Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Fever Dream · Harumi Pride ℗ 2020 Sony Music Labels Inc. Released on: 2020-05-20 Arranger, Composer, Lyricist...
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