Hillside Summer Festival 2014

July 25 - 27



The Music of Barzin has always concerned itself with the exploration of the quiet side of pop and folk. From the inception of this musical project, it has remained loyal to the aesthetics of minimalism. Barzin’s past work has won acclaim from NPR Music “Song of The Day”, Salon.com, Stereogum, Uncut, Q, Exclaim!, and La Blogotheque, with Mojo magazine selecting his 2009 album, Notes To An Absent Lover, as “Americana Album of The Month”. This year, Barzin released his fourth full-length album entitled, To Live Alone in That Long Summer. The album has been featured on Rolling Stone, New York Times and USA Today. The new album features some of Canada’s finest musicians. Nick Zubeck lends a hand as a producer. Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers), Daniela Gesendheit (Snowblink) and Tamara Lindeman (Weather Station) provide backing vocals on several tracks. Sandro Perri comes in as a music consultant and offers advice on the arrangement of the songs. Karen Graves (Hayden) returns with understated string arrangements. The help received from an additional cast of stellar musicians results in Barzin’s strongest record to date.

Performance Schedule

  • Saturday, July 26th at 5:30pm

    Sun Stage
  • Sunday, July 27th at 2:00pm

    Lake Stage