Barry is a native of Galveston, Texas, and began his music career playing the College towns of Austin, San Marcos and College Station, as well as around the gulf coast of Texas. While attending college at Southwest Texas State University, he opened for many Texas acts including B.W. Stevenson, George Strait and Ace in the Hole, Lyle Lovett, Steve Fromholtz, Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, John Vandiver, Willis Alan Ramsey, Robert Earl Keen, Cristopher Cross, Clint Black, Jerry Jeff Walker, Fever Tree, Heyoka, Eric Johnson, and Leon Russell to name a few. Barry has played shows with members of bands such as Spirit, Del Castillo, The Outlaws and other Nationally acclaimed acts, and the same stages and venues as Townes Van Zandt to Rick Derringer and Johnny Winter. He has entertained such legends as Jimmy Buffett and Joe Walsh. He has played in the Midwestern United States, Nashville, and from New Orleans to Key West, as well as the Central America countries of Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and many of over 30 various islands throughout the Caribbean that he has travelled. After spending several years playing summers in Texas and winters in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, as well as Cruise Ships and various resorts and festivals, including 4 years at the St. John Music Festival in the Virgin Islands, Barry played with several bands including The Coughlin/Pregler Band and 98 in the Shade, with Jim Pregler and Mark Kingsley from the band Salty Dog which featured Jim Krebs. In 1997 he moved back to Austin, Texas where he has a recording studio. He has just released a new album entitled "Stripped Down", which is a collection of songs, mostly acoustic, but some including members of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Barry still sings, but currently only very limited dates due to health reasons and Coronavirus.
TO BE CONTINUED....................
Transportation to work in the Caribbean!
Barry with Jerry Jeff Walker in British Virgin Islands
First Live photo ever taken, by Carlton Springer, San Marcos photographer. Outdoor Festival at Sewell Park.
Sailing in St. Barth's and St. Martin
RCA Records Building
And Jimmy Buffett was there.
With Willis Alan Ramsey at Threadgills-Austin, Tx.
With Jim Stafford
Yach Haven Marina
to Thunder Bay
Near Margarita Island
Near Jerry Jeff Walkers' House
Coming Into Port
Hangin' with the locals
'El Gato Grande'
Is that a recording contract?
Until The Night Shuts Down