Rory Gallagher was renowned for his powerful acoustic work and Barry faithfully recaptures the passion and excitement of his performance.
Playing acoustic and steel guitar and mandolin, and with a voice that closely resembles the late Rory’s in pitch and tone, Barry brings all the great acoustic numbers back to life.
The extensive repertoire includes all Rory’s acoustic material, along with unplugged versions of some of the most popular electric numbers and a fascinating selection from the work of artists who influenced Rory such as Son House, Ledbelly, Muddy Waters etc.
All this is interspersed with colourful anecdotes from a man who really knows and loves his subject. Listen to “ Out on the Western Plain”, “As the Crow Flies”, “ Pistol Slapper Blues” and many, many more including a steaming mandolin workout on “ Going to my Hometown”.
“Barry Barnes was one of the highlights of the 2010 Blackstairs Blues Festival, playing 3 amazing gigs over the weekend. His act features the music of Rory Gallagher but it is much more, he communicates directly with an audience both with his voice and guitar but also with his open, friendly and funny personality.
2010 was one of our best overall festivals but Barry has been a constant feature of the positive feedback we have had, a class act.”
Eamonn Doyle (Blackstairs Blues Festival, Enniscorthy Ireland)