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
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
I find myself suddenly close to being able to release my long-awaited new album, "Seventy Lies". The idea was first conceived back in 2007, and I've been actively working on it since early 2014. That's a long time on one project, but this is a rock opera that will span two CDs with 30-some tracks and 100 minutes of music. It's not something that can be done quickly! I decided, somewhat reluctantly, to enlist the help of a professional to get the music mastered properly. For a
Today I released my latest song, "Got To Go". If you're familiar with my catalog of music, this won't surprise you much. It's acoustic guitar-driven, a little electric, bass, vocals. It's solid, has a good beat, and is kind of a safe re-entry for me after over a year without a new song. I intend to get much more experimental from this point on. #rickbarrmusic #oddities #gottogo #newmusic
After four months of owning, learning, and being frustrated with my MacBook Pro, I've finally finished a song. Check out a cover of Beck's "Girl."I knew I would be taking a few steps back as I began using completely different equipment and techniques to record, mix, and master, but I was still floored by how long it took to get things going. But now that it's done, there will be more to follow, and they certainly won't take as long. Watch out for news and links to a few more