While waiting for an opportunity to drop their newest album, produced by noted string-slinger Andrew Collins, The Barrel Boys are staying in touch with some composite tune-mail for their fans.
"As far as the record goes," he says," we've decided to delay its release date to a point when we'd be able to play a release show, or at least to a point when a release show might be in sight.
``The album is called “Mainline” - it draws its name from a song Tim wrote for the album called “Mainline to the Heart,” reflecting on the struggles of industry towns in Northern Ontario. We’ve got a fair amount of this sort of “Canadiana” on the record - songs where we’ve reflected on traditional themes in bluegrass music and recontextualized them to fit with our own personal experiences, observations, and identities. This sort of personal expression is important to us in terms of finding our way as creative songwriters and as Canadian bluegrass musicians.``
Originally published @ Roots Music Canada