After a half decade layoff from recording on his own, Barney Bentall returns with his finest, his
most powerful, and most incisive album to date, The Drifter & The Preacher on True North
A rugged, fiercely ambitious work, The Drifter & The Preacher combines an intensely personal
artistry with a broader vision of a public figure coming to terms with his ordered life as a musician,
as a songwriter, as a husband, as a father, and as a son while turning in his most urgent, and
forceful performance in memory.
At the core of The Drifter & The Preacher are two integral figures of the past that burn brilliantly:
Barney’s father Howard, once a senior minister at Calgary’s First Baptist Church; and Barney’s
father-in-law, a grand old man who set high standards, and broke new ground.