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The Barr Brothers go lawnmower racing in their “It Came to Me” video


Andrew Barr of The Barr Brothers and his wife Meghan have put on a music festival in Meghan’s hometown of Shigawake, Quebec, for the last nine years. It’s part of an agricultural festival that’s happened every August for nearly 100 years in the small, remote Quebec town (12 hours north of Montreal, population of about 100). Despite mainly locals attending, he’s gotten acts like Patrick Watson, Besnard Lakes, members of the Arcade Fire, and other well-known acts to play.

This year, Andrew invited filmmaker Vincent René-Lortie to attend the fair which this year included a new event: a muddy lawnmower/tractor race. The resulting footage has become the basis for The Barr Brothers’ new video for “It Came to Me,” which is off their just-released album Queens of the Breakers. Mixed with a barn performance by the band, the local color of the fair fits perfectly with the bluesy rocker. The video premieres in this post and you can watch that, and listen to their new album, below.

The Barr Brothers are currently opening for The War on Drugs on their European tour but will be back to tour North America later this month, hitting NYC at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 1 (tickets). Updated tour dates are listed below.

The Barr Brothers – 2017/2018 Tour Dates
11.02.17 Amsterdam NL @ AFAS Live — sold out *
11.03.17 Cologne DE @ E-Werk — sold out *
11.04.17 Bruxelles BE @ Forest National — sold out *
11.06.17 Paris FR @ Bataclan — sold out *
11.07.17 Lille FR @ L’Aeronef — sold out *
11.09.17 Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands — sold out *
11.10.17 Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands — sold out *
11.12.17 Manchester UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester — sold out *
11.13.17 Manchester UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester *
11.14.17 Londres UK @ Alexandra Palace — sold out *
11.15.17 Portsmouth UK @ Portsmouth Guildhall *
11.17.17 Zurich CH @ X-Tra *
11.18.17 Milan IT @ Fabrique *
11.20.17 Munich DE @ Muffathalle *
11.21.17 Hambourg DE @ Große Freiheit 36 *
11.22.17 Berlin DE @ Tempodrom *
11.24.17 Montréal QC @ MTelus
11.27.17 Toronto ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11.28.17 Burlington VT @ Higher Ground
11.29.17 Boston MA @ Sinclair
12.01.17 New York NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12.02.17 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts
12.03.17 Washington DC @ Sixth and I
12.05.17 Pittsburgh PA @ Rex Theatre
12.06.17 Pontiac MI @ Pike Room
12.07.17 Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall
12.08.17 Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
12.12.17 Los Angeles CA @ Troubador
12.13.17 San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall
12.15.17 Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom
12.16.17 Seattle WA @ Neumos
12.17.17 Vancouver BC @ Imperial
01.22.18 Berlin DE @ Privatclub tickets
01.23.18 Cologne DE @ Studio 672
01.24.18 Amsterdam NL @ Paradiso Upstairs
01.26.18 Manchester UK @ Deaf Institute
01.27.18 Leeds UK @ Brudenell Social Club
01.28.18 Glasgow UK @ Drygate Brewery (Celtic Connections)
01.31.18 Winchester UK @ The Railway Inn — sold out
02.01.18 Londres UK @ Union Chapel
02.02.18 Paris FR @ Pop Up du Label
02.09.18 Terrebonne QC @ Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne
02.15.18 L’Assomption QC @ Théâtre Hector Charland
02.16.18 Drummondville QC @ Maison des Arts
02.17.18 Sherbrooke QC @ Théâtre Granada
02.18.18 Ste-Eustache QC @ Le Zenith
02.20.18 Laval QC @ Salle André-Mathieu
02.21.18 Saint-Jérôme QC @ Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
02.22.18 Gatineau QC @ Théâtre du Musée Canadien de l’Histoire
02.23.18 Québec QC @ Impérial Bell
02.24.18 St-Hyacinthe QC @ Centre des Arts Juliette Lassonde
*With The War On Drugs

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