GB Roots

GB Roots

 North Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandBluesCountry

2014 - US Airplay reaching 2 Million Weekly --2013 Canada Gospel Music Award Winners - Blues Song of the Year -- "EAT YOUR HEART OUT Joe Bonamassa" - Whiskey Blues Radio--"High energy blues rock full of big riffs and beautiful slide guitar" - LA BEAT-Western Canadian Music Award Nominees -"Should be heard by blues fans everywhere"- Leicesterbangs.com

Biography

GB Roots is the powerful collaboration of guitarist/banjoist Dave Barber, and female bassist Kirby Green. Together these two musicians create an organic blend of rich duo vocals, heavy Blues Rock feels, with a hint of rolling banjo.

Most recently, GB Roots has finished recording their debut album "The Key." The album has received high reviews and was recently nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award. The track "Swing Low" as also been nominated for Blues Song of the Year by Canada's Gospel Music Association. Thanks to the backing of Rawlco Radio, they recorded at the legendary Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC owned by Bryan Adams. The album is an organic blend of Kirby and Dave's musical backgrounds, drawing from Rock, Blues, Country, and Bluegrass roots. This blend of their sound is where the name GB Roots was derived from, (Green/Barber roots)

As well as being involved in GB Roots, Dave and Kirby come from years of honing their vocal and instrumental crafts backing other artists throughout Canada and the USA. Collectively they've had the honor of backing such artists as Jack Semple, Michelle Wright, Bonnie Guitar, The Sweet Temptations, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Chad Brownlee, Dallas Smith, Sean Hogan, Jason McCoy, The Wilkinsons, Small Town Pistols, Deric Ruttan The Higgins, Crystal Shawanda, Dean Brody, Eli Barsi and several other wonderful artists.

When asked to compare GB Roots sound to another artist, you may hear flavors of their favorite artists in their music, including Tedeschi Trucks band, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, and Brandi Carlile. Stylistically you will hear Country/Rock/Blues and Folk influences.

Lyrics

Swing Low

Written By: Green/Barber

Swing Low

Swing Low

40 Days and 40 Nights, Nothing on earth gonna make this right
River of Jordan, swallowed up in fear, Baptize me wipe away my tear

Ain't seen the rain in over a year
Got a feelin' a revolution is near

Swing Low Sweet Chariot Now
Swing Low Sweet Chariot Now
RIGHT NOW , RIGHT NOW

A mountain of trouble a valley of fear, if God is out there why ain't He here.
The heats a rising it's getting near, Devils on his way I can feel him here

Ain't seen rain in over a year
Got a feelin' a revolution is near

Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
RIGHT NOW,,,, RIGHT NOW

Shady Grove

Written By: Traditional

Shady Grove my little Love
Shady Grove my Darling
Shady Grove my little Love
Going back to Harlem

Went to see my Shady Grove
Standing in the door
Shoes and stockings in his hand
Bare food on the floor

Peaches in the summer time
Apples in the fall
If I can't get the one I love
I won't have none at all

Shady Grove my little Love
Shady Grove my Darling
Shady Grove my little Love
Going back to Harlem

When I was just a little girl
I wanted a barlowe knife
Now I want that Shady Grove
To ask me as his wife

Shady Grove my little Love
Shady Grove my Darling
Shady Grove my little Love
Going back to Harlem

Take You Slow

Written By: Green/Barber

There's a cold feeling coming over me
It's slowly taken control of me
Feels so good I can't ignore
I'm a minute away from hitting the floor

Standing here ready to go
Hearts beating so damn slow
Empty hand and pocket full of dreams
Full of fear and just about to scream

You Get me so high, so high
You get me so low, so low
I'm wanna take you, take you slow
You make me cry, so long
you make me moan, so low
I wanna take you, take you slow

There's a storm coming can't you see
Gonna pick you up, gonna set you free
Gonna Make you see what you ain't seen
Gonna take you places you ain't been

You Get me so high, so high
You get me so low, so low
I'm wanna take you, take you slow
You make me cry, so long
you make me moan, so low
I wanna take you, take you slow

Lonely City

Written By: Green/Barber

Maybe I was just a little naive I was,
Moving on looking for me
But I never, thought twice till I was stung

The trees are bending in that direction
In the city towers I saw my reflection
I never, thought twice till I was stung

But I thought it would all come to me
Instead I was just the dust in a soft, soft breeze

In that Lone, Lone
Lone Lonely City
In that Lone, Lone
Lone, Lonely City

They all said I was crazy to go I was,
Headin' north without a coat
No protection, no home sweet home

I thought more people meant less mistakes I could,
Hide in their shadows not face the day
But now, I can't find my own way

I thought it would all come to me
Instead I was just the dust in a soft, soft breeze

In that Lone, Lone
Lone Lonely City
In that Lone, Lone
Lone, Lonely City

The street lights are glowing grey
This lonely sting won't fade away
The trees have snapped and my
reflections collapsed

In that Lone, Lone
Lone Lonely City
In that Lone, Lone
Lone, Lonely City

Take You Slow

Written By: Green/Barber

There's a cold feeling coming over me
It's slowly taken control of me
Feels so good I can't ignore
I'm a minute away from hitting the floor

Standing here ready to go
Hearts beating so damn slow
Empty hand and pocket full of dreams
Full of fear and just about to scream

You Get me so high, so high
You get me so low, so low
I'm wanna take you, take you slow
You make me cry, so long
you make me moan, so low
I wanna take you, take you slow

There's a storm coming can't you see
Gonna pick you up, gonna set you free
Gonna Make you see what you ain't seen
Gonna take you places you ain't been

You Get me so high, so high
You get me so low, so low
I'm wanna take you, take you slow
You make me cry, so long
you make me moan, so low
I wanna take you, take you slow

The Key

Written By: Green/Barber

I Forgot to, Let you into
my Less then perfect life
You were waiting, I was hiding
Hiding from the light

I can't rearrange my melody
To find why I've hidden the key
I need your help

Why can't you see it's happening to me
This doors been locked for sometime
I'm an empty cellar deep in hell
And I'm yearning for sun light
Dig for me, find the key

If rewrote all the bad notes
In this less then perfect life
Would the dark keys, stain the white keys
Where did I go wrong

I can't rearrange my melody
To find why I've hidden the Key
I need your help

Why can't you see it's happening to me
This doors been locked for sometime
I'm an empty cellar deep in hell
And I'm yearning for Sun Light
Dig for Me, find The Key