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Barley and the Durt
Biography

Kolin Barley is a man of extremes. He catapults between passionate self-confidence and bleak self-doubt, and touches every degree of emotion in between. The Moncton-based songwriter continues his exploration of life and love with his second album, Skeleton Closet. Barley specializes in aggressively provocative rock songs, which mirror his curiosity for life's most lavish highs and most socially uncouth lows. There are wild adventures and honest observations filled with humour, joy, despair, and madness.

Joining Barley for the rowdy ride on Skeleton Closet are some of Moncton’s most acclaimed musicians – producer Robin Anne Ettles on bass, Alex Madsen (The Divorcees) and John Maher on electric guitar, and Moe Fougere on drums, with legendary road warrior Chris Colepaugh chiming in on pedal steel. Barley leads the feral pack with his unconventional vocals and acoustic guitar.

United, the Durt take the party to the next level, and they bring the audience along for the ride. Stepping on stage with five dozen or so years of combined performance experience, the Durt deliver an intense live collaboration of brazen rock and roll. And live to laugh about it time and again.