*multi-track recording projects
*guitar/piano/vocal for many occasions
*private and small group lessons
*other creative musical ventures
I am a musician in New York City. I moved here from my home in Athens, Alabama in October 2018. I teach guitar, piano, bass, etc., and perform wherever I can. When I do a concert, coffee house, restaurant, private party, or similar gig, I try to use a variety of genres (pop, folk, rock, classical, jazz, country, blues, etc)
I also assist the music ministries of Graffiti Fellowship Church in Coney Island (Brooklyn) and Urban Nations Outreach in the Rockaways (Queens).
Thanks for stopping by! You can check more of my music on Apple music, Soundcloud and Spotify.
call or text: 256-509-1029
View of Manhattan (about 20 miles away) from Brant Point Wildlife Sanctuary, a few minutes walk from my Rockaway apartment. This is looking northwest, over Jamaica Bay, Queens and Brooklyn.
"The Jude Project" (released in 2012)
5 very original musical works, including the entire New Testament book of Jude set to music, featuring the voices of Angela Jacka, Jennifer Petritch, and Jake Spence. Bass by Justin Pearson. Drums by Cameron Fish. Horn section: Dan Havely, Greg Duke, and Jim Beck.
Available on iTunes, Amazon.com, Spotify and CDBaby.
(CDs available directly from Barry)
artwork by Sasha Easterling
Invitation #7 on my son's little mini-Martin guitar...with a metronome. Between 2:30 & 3 a.m. I was tired.
LET HIM HAVE HIS MOMENT: I played this original song at Brent Morgan's home a couple of years ago. The studio version is on my "Jude" project, available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, ... or just contact me for a fully mastered CD.
Here I'm doing one of my favorite Carly Simon songs on the Cooper & Company show.
Here's one I wrote years ago and first did at Colonial Hills Methodist Church in San Antonio but have done many ways & many times since. Soon I hope to add vocals, kids & adults, and maybe more percussion before remixing!
Me covering Stevie!
A few seconds of "Misty" on my old Baldwin spinet piano in my 5th Street studio in Athens, AL. I was feeling a bit "misty" about having to get rid of it to sell the house and move to NYC.
BABY'S PLASTIC RATTLE: This was at the Coffee Tree, a neat little coffee house that used to be in SE Huntsville (They were kinda noisy that night!) This is one of the first songs I ever wrote - when I was in about 8th grade. 40 years later, I think it holds up as a pretty good song!
Here's a song I wrote at Noah's Ark, Summer of 1985. Inspired by Ann Aubin Gibson and recorded a few years later on cassette tape multi-track recorder at Brentwood United Methodist Church in TN (I felt I did it a little too slowly, so at the risk of sounding "chipmunky" I increased the tape speed a bit when I mixed piano and vocal.)
A few years ago, I got to be the lead in a local production of Fiddler on the Roof. Here are the lovely Christy Ellis and I as Golde & Tevye, singing "Do You Love Me?"
A little bit of Scott Joplin's "Elite Syncopations". To be honest I posted it reluctantly because of a couple of clunkers, but I only had a few minutes before the piano was taken away for the house to be sold. Certain instruments work well with a particular style, and this was a great ragtime piano!