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Emily Barker – Photos, Fires, Fables (2007)

Emily Barker – Photos, Fires, Fables (2007)

A nice debut from Aussie alt-folk heroine Emily Barker.

Barker has released her first solo album Photos Fires Fables to tremendous acclaim, both from her fast-growing fanbase and from the media.
Somehow Emily Barker has managed to cross over the borders of Folk and Americana in the way few artists outside of America have been able to do.

Rising stars such as Antje Duvekot in the USA have taken the Celtic and English Folk origins and forged them with traditional singer-songwriting, but on Photos Fires Fables Emily Barker stamps out her own personality with her soaring and magical vocals and imaginative and plaintive songwriting.

Hailing from Blackwood Valley in Western Australia, Emily struck a chord with the revered late BBC broadcaster John Peel who supported her playing tracks on his show.

Emily’s band The Red Clay Halo, provide sympathetic acoustic support without ever theatening to overwhelm her warm and sensitive voice.

Dividing her time promoting Photos Fires Fables in both the UK and her native Australia, Emily Barker’s impact has been sudden but not unexpected by those who saw her opening set at the 2006 Cambridge Folk Festival, performing material from Photos Fires Fables accompanied by the strings and accordion of The Red Clay Halo.


1. This Is How It’s Meant To Be
2. Blackbird
3. On A Train
4. Orlando
5. Under These Bruised Skies
6. Fields of June
7. The Photo
8. The Suitcase
9. Splinters In My Fingers
10. Mystery
11. The Fire
12. On A Winter’s Day
13. Reason For The Rain
14. If Love Could Save

Here’s Emm …

Thanks to the original poster

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April 18, 2008 Posted by | Emily Barker, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | Leave a comment