Jeb is currently recording on his new release Milltown
Download the new single "Milltown #2" at ITunes

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)
It's available HERE now
Available on Itunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play, Beats Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, Emusic, and MediaNet.,

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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...."

Why I Don't play Covers in Bars 

On a nearly weekly basis someone asks me as to why I don’t play cover songs in bars as opposed to original songs at listening rooms. And more often than I can count I’ve been asked by owners to play at their establishments,,, three hours for ‘good money’…but playing songs people know and what to hear. I actually end up refusing more jobs than I accept simply for the reason that…I don’t do covers. I’m a songwriter..artist..performer… whatever you want to call it.. who simply finds satisfaction in creating and performing my own music.
I have nothing bad to say about those performers who make their profession performing covers for people in bars and restaurants. I even support them locally when possible by attending, and listening, to their performances, even if few of them return the favor. I even did it for a while when I needed extra money when I went back to school. But what I learned is that I was nothing more than background music…nobody really listened…and a few politely applauded after some songs, but when asked, most couldn’t recall more than one or two songs that were played. As a songwriter, this simply did not fill my need to connect to an audience.
This is nothing new…I’ve done this all my life. I played in once cover band when I first learned guitar..and hated it…it didn’t satisfy me just as I preferred my own art to the Reader’s Digest covers most thought was good art. Eventually I had enough nerve to say the hell with it and go the original route. It isn’t an easy ting to do, especially if you try to compete with cover artists in areas that prefer that type of entertainment.
There are many positive things about performing original songs. For one, you don’t have to compete with the cutthroat bar performers who protect their territory with a vengeance. You also don’t have to spend hours learning the hundreds of songs that people expect you to play.
Most of all, you get to play to an audience that actually listens to, and appreciates, original music. Granted, these venues and these audiences are more difficult to find that the corner bar, but well worth the effort. And you may not play every weekend, but the times you do play to an appreciative, attentive audience is well worth the satisfaction you walk away with at the end of your set.
And if you have the talent and ambitions, you will find places like Club Passim in Harvard Square and The Bluebird Café in Nashville where this love of original music thrives. If you haven’t reached that level yet, many local open mics encourage original music, just be prepared to compete with the talking crowds. 


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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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