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Barnaby Bright's music has been featured on television shows such as ER, Days of Our Lives, and PBS Roadtrip Nation. Their song, "If I Came Back as a Song" was voted 3rd place winner by a notable panel of judges including Tom Waits, in 2007's International Song-Writing Competition.
They were featured as an "Emerging Artist" at the legendary Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in July 2010, and have completed two successful month-long European tours. They also received the honor of being chosen for a Tricentric showcase at this year's NERFA and recently won 1st place at the New York Song Circle Competition.
Originally from Kansas, Nathan and Rebecca Bliss were introduced by a booking agent and began playing cover music in bars. It was a humble beginning, but both were writing original music in secret and longed for a different life. Best friends, and also hopelessly in love but unable to be together for a multitude of reasons, they stopped playing music together a year later. Rebecca moved New York where she completed an EP of original songs, while Nathan stayed in Kansas and recorded an EP of his own.
The two were reconnected the following year in NYC, and the emotional reunion that followed resulted in marriage just 10 months later, as well as their first full-length studio album, "Wake the Hero" a year after that. Mixed by Bryan Cook (Beck, Jack White, Meiko), "Wake the Hero" was released in January of 2009, and quickly generated buzz throughout the NYC music scene, with its beautiful acoustic guitar patterns, lush harmonies, rich string arrangements, quirky instruments and subtle electronic tweaks. Playing throughout NYC in some of the city’s top clubs and venues, this duo continues wowing packed audiences with thoughtful lyrics, intricate melodies and unexpected instrumentation.
Rooted in folk, but pushing the boundaries, Barnaby Bright's unique brand of lush indie folk is a warm and welcome wind of change.