Smart Barker for the Holidays

Two important news items, with which we send to you and yours our best wishes for the holiday season. The new album, All The Rivers In Hades, is now available on CD! This is a limited run of only 50 discs. Each one is hand-numbered and initialed by me. They are available for purchase from…

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A big thank you in advance to Joey O at Y-Not Radio for playing “We Are Not Alone” from the new album on the air tomorrow during the 11 am and 10 pm hours. Please tune in and listen. And support independent radio! You can find Y-Not Radio among the stations at—click here. And…

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We are very excited to release the fourth Smart Barker album, All The Rivers In Hades, on this day, 19 October 2021. Since the first three albums were originally released as MDP records, this is the first proper Smart Barker album. Stream it at any of the below services: And you can stream the album…

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Another Preview and Credits

We are very excited about the release of our new album TOMORROW! So, here’s another track we’re making available early, courtesy of Soundcloud. This one is called “We Are Not Alone” and features beautiful backing vocals by the hugely talented Stephanie Davis, who sang on several tracks from You Must Contribute, Brain! and two from…

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Ahead of Tuesday’s release, we’re happy to give you a taste of All The Rivers In Hades. This song, “World Weary,” was written by Mark Graybill and Pat Manley and features Pat on lead vocals. Please listen and enjoy! Smart Barker · World Weary

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The New Album

from Facebook: What’s on my mind? Well, as you know, we’ve just finished a new Smart Barker album. It’s completely done. It’s not released yet because I wanted to spend some time trying to understand the music business today. We haven’t released an album of new songs since 2013, so I figured things were going…

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