Rick Barry




ALLIE LARSON: allie@girlie.com

ERIC SCHAINUCK: eric@girlie.com



Known for his uncensored melancholia, the "neo-folk" Asbury Park-based singer/guitarist Rick Barry explores the terrain of failed love affairs, paralyzing self-doubt and mortality in his new acoustic recording, Curses, Maledictions and Harsh Reiterations.

The album was produced by New York Guitar Festival Founder and Artistic Director David Spelman.  Rick was also fortunate to be able to work with an extremely talented group of musician including multi-instrumentalist and 3-time Grammy winner Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm,) lush backing vocals from both Nicole Atkins and Allie Moss; eclectic jazz cellist Erik Friedlander (Alanis Morissette); upright bassist Chris Kuffner (Ingrid Michaelson) and trumpeter C.J. Camerieri (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens.)

Rick’s debut acoustic record, “Declaration Of Codependence” features several award winning songs, two of which (“Graphic Narrative” and “Courage For A Rainy Day”) simultaneously received the Grand Prize and second place in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. And while his resume boasts numerous other awards and accolades, he dwells not in the past, but is constantly looking to the future of what his music will become.

Most recently, Rick and his band performed to a capacity crowd at the world famous Lincoln Center in NYC as part of the American Songbook Series. “Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is our celebration of great American popular songwriting and the people who sing it. The beauty of Rick Barry’s songwriting and the quality of his performances express the heart of what this series is all about,” said Charles Cermele, Lincoln Center’s Producer for Contemporary Programming, who continued; “We look for great American stories from across our country.  Rick is a perfect representative of the deep cultural history of this city by the sea, Asbury Park.”