I’ve got just a minute before I need to get back in the booth and record the last few songs on my new album, ODE TO ODESSA; but, in the meantime, I need your help with something. To celebrate the half-way point on the ODE TO ODESSA campaign, I’m going to “unlock” a special upgrade this week. Between the Indiegogo campaign and other outside donations, the project is 56% funded - $840 of $1500. So, if we can surpass the $1000 mark this week, I’m going to upgrade the T-shirts to
It's been an exhausting, exhilarating week of work on the new Ode to Odessa album; and, I'm thrilled with the results so far. I can't wait to share this new music with you! But while you wait for the album's Halloween launch, take a look at another fabulous new addition to the Rick Barr Music website - The Backstage Pass. Friends, this is where every exciting thing in my music career is going to find a home . . . photos, videos, my complete music library, memories, and so muc
Well, now I've done it. I've opened a can of worms. Ewww! That's disgusting, right? HA! Actually, it's pretty cool (worms aside). See, as part of the Ode to Odessa campaign, I've come up with a dozen terrific perk packages for my supporters. And one of those "can't get this anywhere else" kind of things is the custom songwriting benefit. Got an anniversary coming up? Need an idea for a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? Well, here ya go! I mean, really! No one else is going to hav
Yep, it's the third Tuesday of July, which means I'm hosting my annual celebration where I played my first open MIC, at The Dolphin Lounge in Gahanna! It's been eight years since those four nervous songs were played, and I owe a lot to Lori, Thom, and so many others who helped me turn this into a career. So, I'm hosting the open MIC, and would love to see you! They've completely overhauled EVERYTHING, from the floors and walls, to the patio and, most importantly, the sound s
There's something new in the Rick Barr universe! And I'm thrilled to show off the updated website for Barr26 Entertainment, which includes RickBarrMusic.com The upheaval surrounding COVID-19 has hit a lot of businesses especially hard - including venues, restaurants, and subsequently, musicians. As a result, I'm re-calibrating and focusing a lot of my energy on creating new music! Consequentially, I took a big step and revamped my online home - the RickBarrMusic.com website.
Music promotes community, drives our spirits, and celebrates the nuances of life. It is the “universal language of mankind;” and, it drives me in new directions each day. So, to the music fans and the guitar lovers; you are the supporters that spur my songwriting endeavors. And when you participate in this limited-time, exclusive crowdfunding project, you officially become a muse that fuels my creativity. In 1986, my parents honored my creative flair and planted the first see