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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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For anyone who ever asked when that Christmas song about my cat is coming out, here it is! https://t.co/Pw1ImWA59g

3 hours and a bit till we hit at @kensingtonjazz - come enjoy the festival with meeeeee 😁

Does anybody check their junk mail? It’s been a while for me and surprisingly, it’s not trying to sell me sex or guess my password anymore...it’s just cursing at me outright. What did I do to you, Caroline4562? FU2 Jeremy7843! #truestory

Happy 100 @UofTMusic 🎈: Here’s an unplugged performance at the U of T music library to celebrate! https://t.co/3W3zr1Q7mq

This show was too fun. Check out all the band pics here!! https://t.co/qBQHxtbZuR

Celebrating Eid in Little India toniiiight! Henna! live music! Fooooood! Whooooo!!
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Posting the full version of this here from last night’s “Late Night Cover Sessions #1”. I say #1 as though there’ll be subsequent editions, but it’s more likely that 2 thru 100 will be exclusive performances for my cat. This is “If the World was Ending” by JP Saxe. I genuinely think this is the best new song I’ve heard in years, and that’s not to say there isn’t a lot of amazing music out there...it’s just some murderously good writing, bruh.
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Justin Time Records just dropped their Christmas compilation including a brand new, full-band studio recording of everyone’s favourite Cat-themed Christmas tune, “Santa Claws”. Thanks to James Bryan Mccollum for writing this with me and to everyone in the band for coming up with your best extended cat technique sounds. Featuring: Marc Rogers (producer/bass), Joel Visentin (keys), Will Fisher (drums), Tom Fleming (guitar). Now you all know this is on Spotify and Apple Music and all the other digital music platforms so continue with your Halloween festivities and let me know what you think in late November/December. Hahaha... meowy Christmas.
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Hey Facebook friends! Not sure who’s on Instagram but if you have a spare moment, please consider following @barbralica! I seriously need all the help I can get when it comes to social media.

Alas, I will never be faster with my camera than with my fork... 🍰 🧁 🌮