GB Roots, aka Kirby Green and Dave Barber, were both brought together by their unusual love of
bluegrass and Americana -- well, unusual for Western Canadians at least. “There aren’t many
opportunities to play bluegrass in Canada, but it was my first love,” says Barber. The two met in
Edmonton at Grant MacEwan University, where Green studied bass and Barber studied guitar. While in
college, both began freelancing with Canadian artists and establishing themselves in the Alberta music
scene, but ultimately wanted to start a musical project that would allow them to write and perform their
own original music.