I’ve been meaning to write a post about Canadian singer-songwriter Jill Barber, so here it is. I saw her in St. John’s, Newfoundland, a couple months ago. Just her and her acoustic guitar and a guy switching between mandolin and a pedal steel. A real sweet, pleasing traditional sound with a mild jazzy, lullaby voice. Initially I thought her latest album, For All Time, was too poppy for my tastes, but I was wrong. It’s more polished than her previous work, but maintains a warm, down to earth feel. It’s not just a good album, but good company, if that makes any sense. She’s definitely grown on me.