In 2008, Barrett released her debut album, Dying Day, which “Performing Songwriter” magazine declared “a stellar first release.” The Noise calls Barrett “a bright light among others of her genre…evident through compelling vocals, ever-changing chord progressions, and spontaneous melodies.” With no formal musical education, Barrett has been able to craft unique, unconventional arrangements that highlight her smoky voice. Her band, The Last Date, does a wonderful job bringing her vision to the live stage, offering everything from honky-tonk country rock to ambient, brooding anthems. She credits Neil Young, Radiohead, and Fiona Apple as her main influences. Abbie Barrett & The Last Date are currently working on The Triples, a series of three-song EPs.
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