Barry Barnes - The Music
of Rory Gallagher "unplugged"
The acoustic sound of the late, great Rory
Gallagher will fill the Spirit Store this Christmas
when well known Manchester musician Barry Barnes takes
the stage. Barry is the guitarist/vocalist with the
top international Rory Gallagher tribute band Sinnerboy.
In addition to gigging intensively with his band, Barrys
latest project has been to put together a full solo
set of Rorys famous acoustic songs.
Barry first saw Rory play with Taste in 1969 and Rory
has been his biggest influence and inspiration from
that day to this. After the death of his lifelong hero
in 1995 Barry resolved to do his best to keep the music
and memory of the great Irish bluesman alive by staging
the first and longest running Rory Gallagher tribute
concert in his native Manchester. Having gigged extensively
with a variety of blues and rock band for many years
he then went on to form and front Sinnerboy which has
a huge reputation with Rory fans internationally and
is going from strength to strenght. Barry now adds another
dimension to his work with the new acoustic show.
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 Rorys in pitch and tone, Barry
brings all the great acoustic numbers back to life.
The extensive repertoire includes all Rorys 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.