Rollin' Home

by Rik Barron & Duncan Wells

Released 2019
Odd Sock Pro
Released 2019
Odd Sock Pro
Call it what you want. Americana, Canadiana or Maritime folk. Veteran musicians Rik Barron and Duncan Wells have put together group of songs and tunes which are both an eclectic and traditional at the same time. Wonderfully fulfilling.

Speechless

by Rik Barron

Released 2012
Odd Sock Recordings
Released 2012
Odd Sock Recordings
Beautiful melodies and tone fill this wonderfully executed and long awaited instrumental recording.

The Quiet Faith of Man

by Rik Barron

Released 2003
Released 2003
Maritime folk songs and tunes sung and played with gentle power.
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Rik Barron was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The veteran musician has performed throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. A consummate performer, Rik entertains his audience with a seamless blend of great baritone singing, expert playing and irreverent humour.

It's perhaps best to see what other people say about the recording to get a better sense of what's inside.Two of the CD's reviews are reprinted below.


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Shine

by Rik Barron

Released 2008
Odd Sock Kids
Released 2008
Odd Sock Kids
Shine is a folk roots family recording that parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, neighbors and friends can all listen to at the same time.
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Winner of the
2009 East Coast Music Award
Children's Recording of the Year

Nominee
2008 "Canadian Folk Music Awards"
Children's Album of the Year

2009 Indie Awards ( Canadian Independent Music Awards)
Favorite Children's Artist



Rik Barron is an award winning children’s entertainer. The Newfoundland based singer has been performing for young audiences for nearly 25 years. His style is unique in the children’s market borrowing heavily from his day job as a folk singer and instrumentalist. On …
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Never So Far

by Rik Barron

Released 2010
Released 2010
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Dan MacDonald of the Cape Breton Post sums the album up in a review from Sept 2010. "Never So Far is a very laid-back selection of music that would go best with friends and a glass of wine by a nice fireplace. You can relax with Renaissance (a Valdy hit that was written by David Bradstreet), which has songs from Pete Seeger, John Hartford and Gary Taylor and a pair of banjo instrumentals from Tony Ellis. …
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Over in the Meadow

by Rik Barron

Released 2010
Odd Sock Kids Productions
Released 2010
Odd Sock Kids Productions
Great songs for the entire family. Good for dancing, singing and your overall inner happiness.
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A wonderful collection of old and new folk songs for the entire family. Songs that some of the older folks know but have been slipping from the repertoires of the younger sets.
In Sept 201 Dan MacDonald of the Cape Breton Post reviewed the album. " Bright and spirited, Over In The Meadow is designed to keep the kids entertained, singing and clapping along to a dozen tunes geared to that audience, but enjoyable to all ages. …
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Bound for the Ice

by Rik Barron

Released 1996
Odd Sock Pro
Released 1996
Odd Sock Pro
True Maritime folk
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Bound for the Ice is Rik Barron’s first solo CD. While it has a broad musical scope his Newfoundland seafaring heritage is clearly evident throughout this well played and produced collection. The recording is sprinkled with sea shanties and fine celtic instrumentals. Whether it is the ballad of the Shantyman’s Life or the rollicking 10,000 Miles Away Rik’s distinctive baritone voice brings a distinctive feel to this storied but all to often derivative …
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Right to the Bone

by Rik Barron

Released 2000
Odd Sopck Pro
Released 2000
Odd Sopck Pro
Excellent, contemporary maritime folk featuring songs of some of the areas best writers.
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Right to the Bone represents another collaboration by Newfoundlander's Rik Barron and Dave Panting. During the time that the CD was being made Rik lived in Prince Edward Island and not surprisingly many of the songs on the recording are from that area. This CD is a great example of maritime song catching . These wonderful songs are interpreted by Barron in his trademark baritone voice and as usual with these recordings are full of finely …
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Old Dogs New Tricks

by Barron and Panting

Released 2004
Released 2004
Contemporary and traditional maritime roots music smoothly executed by two of Newfoundlands finest musicians.
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Rik Barron and Dave Panting hail from St. John's, Newfoundland. Dave is a founding member of two of Atlantic Canada's most influential bands, Figgy Duff and the multi award winning Rawlins Cross. Rik, an award winning solo artist in his own right, has toured North America and Europe for more than two decades. Eleven years ago Dave and Rik collaborated on a video vignette for JVC/Smithsonian Folkways. Dave has produced and played on four …
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