Jeb new cd 
Available here now..and everywhere 
Milltown on iTunes

(sorry, but the Isbell co-write is not on this release)


“When Jeb Barry began recording over 40 songs for what was to be a double cd, he began to notice a common theme of small town despair and tragedy. He realized a lot of the songs were about hard times in a small milltown, much like the one he was born and raised in, and much like the towns he traveled through during the past few years seeking to establish a solo performer and songwriting career. Many of the songs were directly related to that small, long gone milltown, with few prospects and fewer rewards, or the people who live in them. He discovered in his travels that there are more than a few of these depressed towns in the United States. And each one has its own stories to tell.”
      Greylock Glass July 2015  INDIEcent Exposure: Episode #5— Jeb Barry, "Milltown"

“...Awesome album...”   Terneuzen FM/Netherlands.
"'ve got some gems on the new cd..."
Washinton Street Publishing, Nashville
" a mixture of Jason Isbell and Steve Earle...and then some.." 
"..sparse Americana....with melodies and stories..."

15 New Songs
1. Milltown #2
2. $10 Girl
3. Dry Summer Rain
4. Shoot Out The Moon
5. If You Were Whiskey
6. Drag The River
7. Weird Places

8.  Hard Times
        Come Around Again
9. Pinebox
10. Gone
11. Homegrown
12. Why I Drink Alone
13. It’s Going To Snow Soon
14. Waiting Around To Die
15. No Way Out Of This Town

The Stories Behind the Songs

Bootleg Sessions #1
one mic/late night

Seven songs recorded live with one microphone and one computers or sweeteners were used in the recording
Get it on the Tunes page
Includes the songs...
Lay This Heart To Rest
Cold Around The Heart 
Black Tar Highway
Cotton Mile
Jenny Why?
Sometimes Angels Ain't Enough
Drive To Georgia

Jeb's last release
Bury Me In A Lonely Place
was named on No Depression's Best of list for 2014
#295 of 588 
(not bad for an indie self-release)
Available on Itunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play, Beats Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, Emusic, and MediaNet.,

Jeb Barry On iTunes
Email Jeb for shows and  house concerts


Southern Tour – Nashville 2015 

Southern Tour – Nashville 2015
Last Wednesday at the 5 Spot in East Nashville
…saw some great music by host Kevn Kinney (Drivin N Cryin) , Chuck Mead (BR5-49),  Todd Snider, Elizabeth Cook, Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites), Warner Hodges (Jason and the Scorchers), Brad Pemberton (Drummer for Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin),  Joe Blanton, Tom Clark, and more...
Straight To Hell -
Thursday listened to Eric Church for a bit at the opening of the new Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville..a sold out show but you could actually see the stage from the sidewalk…

Saturday got to play with Songpreneur Saturday at the Commodore Grille in Nashville with Jim Callahan, Adam Pope, and Tommy Kib.
Hosted by songwriter and Songpreneur  founder  Amanda Williams and the Commodore Grille’s Rick Stewart…the room sounded great as usual and everyone listened.
Met some cool people like  Anita Boutwell, Rita Brooke, and so many others…
Songpreneur -

And had five more songs off the new cd picked up by Washington Street Publishers for sync pitches (TV and film)
Photo by Anita Boutwell

Winter Recording of the New Release 

Hey people,
This winter I am working on recording the new release (as of now simply titled  Milltown) set for the spring....all told I plan on recording 25-30 songs...this will be sparse Americana...even more sparse than last year's  Bury Me In A Lonely Place .
Some of the songs recorded already are...$10 Girl - Orphan - Hard Times Come Around Again - Cold To The Bone - Dry Summer Rain - This Is Where I Leave - All The Way To Mexico - It's Going To Snow Soon Sara

Download a FREE copy of It's Going To Snow Soon Sara (wave or mp3) at the TUNES page

Jeb Sign's Nashville Publishing Contract 

After two years of effort, Jeb was signed to a  two song publishig deal by Washington Street Music ( for the songs "Bury Me In A Lonely Place" and "Body In the River". Both are expected to be pitched to at least two tv shows. Thnaks to Nancy Peacock and Queenie Mullinix at Washington Street.

Jeb's song " "Body In the River" was also picked to be pitched to another tv show by Amanda Williams at Songwriting and Music Business...

Hudson Music Fest Newspaper Interview 

People that listen drawn to people that play at Hudson Music Fest

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:30 am | Updated: 12:30 pm, Mon Aug 11, 2014.  By Joe Gentile Columbia-Greene Media |

"....Guitarist Jeb Barry, of Adams, Massachusetts, described his alternative-country sound as “hard dirt Americana” after performing a set Saturday in the Club Helsinki Hudson courtyard.

The 54-year-old Hoosac Valley High School history and AP psychology teacher said he mostly spends his summer vacations on the road, between Nashville and his next adventure. “I always wanted to be a teacher, mostly because I thought (school) was as boring as hell, and I could do that differently,” Barry said. It was Barry’s third, and second solo, Hudson Music Fest appearance, after having previously performed with his band The Pawn Shop Saints. He said he enjoyed playing Hudson Music Fest, more than the club or bar scene, because “people don’t listen” at those other venues. “I’d rather play 10 times a year — five times in Nashville and five times here — for people that listen,” Barry said...."


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  • Debbie

    Debbie North Adams

    I'm wishing you the best of luck and hope Nashville knows what a great new artist they are getting. May all the shows you do down South have reviews that are talked about for months.
    I'm wishing you the best of luck and hope Nashville knows what a great new artist they are getting. May all the shows you do down South have reviews that are talked about for months.


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