Featured 2015 Album: Barna Howard - Quite A Feelin'
Thursday, 17th December 2015
We've released 7 albums this year, so each day this week we'll be featuring one of those albums and marking down their prices in the Loose Shop, for just this week. Today it's Barna Howard's Quite A Feelin'.
THIS YEAR: Barna's second album, Quite A Feelin', was released in May, bringing him over to Europe (and Australia) for the first time. The record picked up some impressive reviews (see below), with recurring comparisons to the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine.NEXT YEAR: Kilkenny Roots Festival has just revealed that Barna has been added to their line up for May 2016, suggesting their may well be a few more European dates to look forward to around that time...
"mature, timeless songs, with strains of Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt and John Prine, that could’ve been hauled out of any of the past six decades – a master storyteller"THE GUARDIAN
"delicate, beautiful and touching – an instantly timeless sound"THE LINE OF BEST FIT
"slow finger-picked country-folk for the soul"INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
"Barna has the rooted sound of a seasoned troubadour – a mighty impressive second album and it signals the arrival of a major talent."KEXP
"Howard is becoming dangerously close to not only relating to some of the 60’s strongest folk offerings, but, with the coming of future releases to place under his belt, perhaps even besting some catalogs as a whole"FOR FOLKS SAKE
"With Quite A Feelin’ he has delivered a classic – Lend Me A Moment is a song that could have been written by Townes Van Zandt"★★★★★ALTCOUNTRY.NL
"a country music album in the classic sense – in the Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt sense. Yep, that good!"MAD MACKEREL
"In the grand tradition of country-through-and-through songwriters like Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt comes Barna Howard."THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION
"There are several songs here that can stand tall next to those of Prine or Kristofferson’s prime years."★★★★ ½AMERICANA UK
"pure quality Americana Folk that sticks with you from the first listen" 9/11THE ROCK CLUB
"there is nothing here any less than excellent"★★★★DISTORSIONI
"Howard’s knack for interweaving captivating storytelling amongst tender guitar and heart-warming vocal melodies is unparalleled."GIGSOUP
"Folk music can truly run alongside any generation, and thankfully the new, genuine folk generation is on its way back and it’s spearheaded, ladies and gentlemen, by Barna Howard."★★★★THIRD OUTING