Since branching off as front man of Richmond mainstays Avail in 2004, Tim Barry has become one of the most recognized solo folk artists in the US. Delivering compelling songs that connect with a wide array of music enthusiasts, Barry is also no stranger to Philadelphia or Blow The Scene. Recent area performances have seen Barry share the stage with The Bouncing Souls, Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour, and most recently, Johnny Brenda’s with handpicked supporting acts Josh Small and Julie Karr.
Karr and Barry are far from strangers, as the two singer-songwriters collaborated on Barry‘s latest release, 40-Miler, which hit streets in April via indie NJ label, Chunksaah Records. The album marks a notable shift in mood for Barry who projects an uplifting aura with his patented minimalist folk delivery. 40-Miler also sees Barry work in more country motifs than on previous efforts both lyrically and musically, as many of the tracks tell intimate stories, as if Barry is sitting right next the listener talking candidly about his past experiences and where he’s headed.
This touring package filled Johnny Brenda’s and let loose infectiously great vibes throughout the evening that saw multiple sing-a-longs and vibrant crowd interactions. As a man “of the people,” Barry feels like someone you’ve known for years, singing heartfelt folk anthems that continue to connect with more and more fans around the world. With an almost relentless tour schedule, there is little doubt Barry is rising in the ranks with a continually refined approach that may very well find him regarded by music critics of tomorrow as one of the most important folk personas of our generation.
Once again, our ever-talented Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging was on hand to deliver another stellar set of photos for your viewing pleasure.
TIM BARRY – “Driver Pull” (OFFICIAL) HD / Album: 40 Miler. Chunksaah Records