"Poignant and sombre....one of the strongest recent efforts by a Newfoundland female songwriter."
- The Telegram

"February is one of the best debut albums you'll hear in a long time"
- The Newfoundland Herald


Empty Boat At Shore

Few young songwriters pack more integrity and soul into their music as newcomer Joanna Barker. In 2010, the twenty-something Grand Falls-Windsor native began sending waves through St. John's already brimming folk music community with her ofttimes painstakingly earnest songs, which draw from various influences in folk, jazz, blues and country. By early 2012, Joanna celebrated the release of her debut album "February". Before it's release, Barker was already slated by The Newfoundland Herald as one of 2012 'Artists to Watch'. She calls downtown St. John's home.

  • album cover
  • lyrics
  • press photo 1
  • press photo 2


  • 01 February
    02 Four Oceans Wide
    03 Empty Boat at Shore
    04 Open Train
    05 Blackfoot
    06 Whale Song
    07 So Good, So Easy
    08 Dianne
    09 Once Was A Tree
    10 Closer (February Reprise)

    Available online now at
    Fred's Records and O'Brien's Music

    Jan 25
    Halifax, NS
    The Company House
    with Catriona Sturton and Pat LePoidevan, 8pm

    Jan 26
    Halifax, NS
    The Cempoal
    with Catriona Sturton and Zac Crouse, 8pm

    Jan 30
    Rimouski, QC
    Le Bercail, 9pm

    March 19
    St. John's, NL
    LSPU Hall
    Second Space Songwriter Series, 7pm

    Sept 14
    St. John's, NL
    Candlelight Concert
    at The Commissariat House, 8pm