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Feb 2011

Band Of The Week: Abbie Barrett And The Last Date

Abbie Barrett & The Last Date started performing two years ago and play regularly in the New England area. 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.” The band 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. You can catch Barrett & The Last Date in Mass local haunts like Toad, Precinct, Bull McCabe’s, and The Lizard Lounge. Or visit the band at facebook.com/abbiebarrettfans.