“Edward John Barrington's music is that Folk based theme that I remembered being introduced to listening to Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Jesse Winchester, Dan Fogelberg, John Prine, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary and The Mamas and Papas in my youth . I liked that music and went on to research its roots discovering Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie among others. However, there was a huge difference in the music I was hearing from Edward; thus, I discovered a whole new approach that was missing in older songs and from older Artists. That difference, and a fresh difference at that, were lyrics reflecting Edward's actual surroundings and stories he experienced that could be told with references to those areas. What does that mean for the average listener who might not know The Old Elora Mill, or where or what Penetanguishene was? That is just it, for it doesn't matter except that the songs and Edward's singing style made those songs beautiful, funny, poignant and touched a personal nerve while bringing his world to others.” - James Rogers
Edward John Barrington is a Canadian folk artist & songwriter who began singing and performing in the late 1960s. His extensive song library contains a variety of themes, including travel, architecture, and personal reflection. He is currently working on a new project, Some Rust, to be released in the Fall of 2022.
Edward appeared at the Burlington Music Festival in the early 1980s, at Hamilton's Festival of Friends, and many coffee houses, folk clubs, and concert circuits in Ontario.
Edward was born in Hamilton, Ontario, raised in nearby Burlington; came of age and beyond on Vancouver Island and the lower Mainland; returned to Ontario and became an educator in 1991. He is now residing in the Waterloo Region.