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I break with tradition! What I sing is what I feel! Welcome to drewbarnes.com; it's where my roots-rock music lives.

Today, I am happy to be an indie/alternative roots-rock music artist. The undeniable creativity of indie music inspires me to keep on writing songs and putting it out there!

Let me tell you my story.

As a very young man I survived a bad car crash. I was unconscious for 3 days. I woke into a world I did not recognize. I woke with a commitment to spend my life creating music. That's what I've been doing since!

To pay my bills, I have been working my intensely unpredictable 'daytime job' in the infamous Granville Street Entertainment District, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada. It's a District that harbours a lot of inspiration for songs! When you hear someone say "I've seen it all!" well, ... I have!

I'm a singer-songwriter with obvious emotions! I write and sing about things that are real to me. I'm a happy person and feel bad for unhappy people. I hope that hearing my music can make them happy!

As a kid, I was greatly influenced by the punk-rock rebel and the energy of 'New Wave' groundbreakers Blondie, Cheap Trick, Talking Heads and many other bands of the late '70's early '80's. The folk rock of Neil Young and Bob Dylan got me hooked on the power of lyrics. Today Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy, and Jack Johnson are a few singer/songwriters carrying on with the 'acoustic-roots' groove that are my roots.

The music of contemporary artists Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, and Imagine Dragons to name a few, all have a positive influence on my music.

In breaking with tradition, my music bridges styles from pop, to folk, to rock and blues!

Songwriting has always been natural to me; instinctive!

I have had many great reviews including:

"Drew Barnes adds to the rich music scene in this city!" (Maple Ridge Times)

"Rich in lyrical imagery" (the Vancouver Sun)

"Emotion!" (Recording Magazine)

"Gritty!" (Sun Media)

More media quotes:

"one of the best indie artists out there."(Indie Cafe)

"Drew's songs have a power of their own." (Westender)

"perfect pop hooks" (Vancouver Courier)

"Jim Morrison vibe" (Recording Magazine)

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"I'm doing my best to survive with my 'daytime jobs,' but you can help me out by adding my music to your playlist or, by buying mp3s at your favourite online retailer including: itunes, amazon.com, cdbaby, and many more! You can check out my videos of original tunes here: YouTube .

Thanks to you music lovers, making music will always be fun!

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(c) Drew Barnes 2019