Joanna Barker

Joanna Barker

 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN

"This is a totally astonishing debut that reveals new textures and beauty with every spin." - Mathias Kom for The Scope

"Poignant and sombre.. one of strongest recent efforts by a Newfoundland female songwriter." - The Telegram

"February is one of the best debut albums you'll hear"
- NL Herald


Few young songwriters pack more integrity and soul into their music as Newfoundland newcomer Joanna Barker.

Her debut album "February" was shortlisted for the 2012 Atlantis Music Prize and received two nominations for Music NL's 2012 award show (Female Artist of the Year and the Telegram Folk/Roots Artist or Group of the Year).

Before February's release in early 2012, Barker was already slated by The Newfoundland Herald as one of 2012 'Artists to Watch'.

Her ofttimes painstakingly earnest songs draw from various influences in folk, jazz, blues and country.

She calls downtown St. John's, Newfoundland her home.


'February' Debut Full Length Album Released Feb 2012
'A Sudden Flame' EP To Be Released Sept 14, 2013

Set List

Preferred set length is 45mins - 1hour
Two 45mins sets can be accommodated.

Original performances from the below list:

Empty Boat at Shore
Closer (February Reprise)
Once Was A Tree
So Good, So Easy
Open Train
Whale Song
Four Oceans Wide
The County
My Horizon
Vows and Sky Fall
Worry's Nervous Daughter

Dolphins (Fred Neil)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (Bill Monroe)
Tennessee (Gillian Welch)
Fisherman's Blues (As covered by Great Aunt Ida)
He Brings Out the Whiskey in Me (Amy Millan)
And others by Sarah Harmer, Gillian Welch, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young.