Special thanks to Hans de Boer
The new cd
Available here now..and everywhere
Milltown on iTunes
(sorry, but the Isbell co-write is not on this release)
Now being played on radios stations here...
and in Europe beginning in 2016
“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"
Artist of the Week
Musik Fra Kyst Til Kyst, Danish radio
"...likened the musician Steve Earle and Jason Isbell though I think he was more reminiscent of Townes Van Zandt..."
Dala Demokraten (Swedish Newspaper)
4 out of 5 Stars
"...Townes Van Zandt would smile....The fifteen splendor songs are all written by Barry, who has a nice gritty voice...."
John Gjaltema at Alt-Country NL
"...A really great songwriter and musician...
...In addition to the music we should give attention to the lyrics, too, because it is a great life experience of human philosophical thoughts appear in them...."
Michael Czékus at Gondula.HU
"***Rating - 8 out of 10***.......not always cheerful, often slow and quiet, but never dull or boring, with an enticing rarefied atmosphere that makes the songs catch you and you want to listen to the entire CD in one go ..."
Peter Jacobs at Muziekwereld
"...Sometimes his songs seem to get a hint of depression about them, but are never boring....this singer-songwriter continues to fascinate over the whole album."
Freddie at ROOTSVILLE
"...the standout, harmonica haunted ‘If You Were Whiskey’...like Cohen, Townes and other poets of wounded souls, Barry understands the often forlorn beauty of despair and misery and the catharsis and sense of not being alone that these songs can bring."
Mike Davis Folking.com Online Webzine
"Jeb Barry is one of those archetypal American Singer Songwriters that could have been sitting around the dining room table with Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Larry Jon Wilson and all the rest of them in 'Heartworn Highway'..... it is hard to think of anything more authentically American than wandering into The Bluebird Café in Nashville and catching a set from Jeb Barry."
Paul Jackson Fatea Magazine UK
Holly Moors...Moors Magazine The Netherlands
"If you are a fan of Chris Knight and the like you're really going to like this album"
Scorcher Shane, Gilded Palace Radio Show UK
"... Jeb's fifteen songs bring the atmosphere of life in those near-ghost towns. Everything is in there: the loneliness, the desolation of weather, evening in the pub, a job with no future...a very talented songwriter...” Dani Heyvaert - Rootstime.be online magazine
"...brilliant music..." Freddy Celis at Rootstime Magazine
4**** Very good indeed!
"One of the most pleasant musical surprises of the past weeks was to me "Milltown"....Naked beauties of songs like "If You Where Whiskey" or "Drag The River" and you will immediately understand why we were here as a promoter of Barry's material... highly original way with thorny themes as a relationship-specific drinking problem and suicide ...certainly a winner...." CTRL. ALT. COUNTRY Ezine - Belgium
"Your songs are a roadtrip through a wide open landscape.." Jan Willem Bos at HavenstadFM radio Delfzijl, Netherlands
"...Jeb Barry brings shadows to life on Milltown..." The Alternate Root
"Incredible songwriting....Your voice , lyrics and acoustic attitude are timeless..."
Rock and Roll Circus - Madrid, Spain
“...Awesome album...” Radio Terneuzen FM/Netherlands.
"...you've got some gems on the new cd..." Washington Street Publishing , Nashville
"...Your lyrics paint a picture of life lived on the fringes, but there is a faint hopefulness in your delivery....I think you have the same gift for storytelling that some of America's best artists possess. Tom Williams
"...like a mixture of Jason Isbell and Steve Earle...and then some..." Roots Review
"...sparse, catchy, hard hitting Americana with hints of bluegrass and folk, with melodies and stories..great songs as usual from a great writer getting noticed in Nashville.." 413 Report
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
12. Why I Drink Alone
13. It’s Going To Snow Soon
14. Waiting Around To Die
15. No Way Out Of This Town
"If You Were Whiskey"
From the Bootleg Video Series - Live From The Pawn Shop Saints' Loft
The Stories Behind the Songs
FREE VIRTUAL EP DOWNLOAD
Bootleg Sessions #1
one mic/late night
Seven songs recorded live with one microphone and one guitar...no 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
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.,
Bonti Open Mic - Every Wednesday
This is where I try out new songs and practice older ones when I'm not touring
DreamAway Lodge Songwriter Jam
Songwriting and Music Business Night...with Amanda Williams and others..
A writer's round featuring members of Amanda William's Songpreneur School of Songwriting and Music Business group.
Always trying out new songs when I'm not on the road....at the friendliest open mic
Jeb Barry (solo)
I'll be playing at 8:30 pm
Support Live Music IV $10 cover Acts performing
Cascade - 4:00 - 4:30 Arthur Holmes Blues Band - 4:30 - 5:30 Selena Schilling - 5:30 - 6:00 Given To Fly - 6:00 - 7:00 Matt Cahill - 7:00 - 7:30 Lovelution - 7:30 - 8:30 Jeb Barry 8:30 - 9:00 Unstructured Settlement - 9:00 - 10:00 Bits -n- Pieces - 10:00 - 11:00 BlackWater - 11:00 - 12:00
Food Will Be Available For Purchase During Show / All Monies Made After Expenses Go To Rock On For Scholarships
$10 for all artists
Rare Winter SHow: Jeb Barry at Billstock 015
I'll be playing at 9:30 pm on Saturday...
WILLIAMSTOWN’S MUSIC FESTIVAL – MARCH 6 AND 7 2015 Billstock returns to its roots March 6 and 7. Things kick off at 7pm each night and go until whenever. Two stages, one upstairs, one down, at the Red Herring on Spring St.
$10 for both nights, $5 for students. Age limit: 18+
Jeb Barry at Williamstown SongCircle
Williamstown Songwriters Circle is a monthly opportunity to share and explore the process of songwriting, singing, and songs. Discover musical ideas being developed, original songs being payed for the first time, and seasoned performers alongside new songwriters.
Come to listen, to sing, share a song, and take part in Williamstown’s exciting emerging new music community.
Jeb Barry and the Common Folk Presents: Local Night
Stop by for great local poets and musicians at The Parlor Cafe, Berkshire Brewing Company on tap 'till the music's done!
Featuring: Nate Rodgers Seth Brown Jeb Barry Phoenix Mr. Lei Pavlov's Dogs and more to be announced!
Jeb Barry at Hank Williamstown
Join us for the second annual Hank Williamstown, a very special Williamstown Song Circle celebrating the songs of Hank Williams who would have turned 91 this September. More info at..... http://destinationwilliamstown.org/event/hank-williamstown/
Jeb Barry at the Sheffield Fair
Jeb will be performing at the Sheffield Fair in Sheffield, Massachusetts at 12:30 pm Free parking and attendence
Jeb Barry at the Hudson Music Fest
Outside in the courtyard... www.hudsonmusicfest.com/
FREE Age limit: All ages
Jeb Barry at Luthiers Co-Op
Jeb will be playing 7-8
All performances are FREE to the public and open to all ages
We have Beverages for sale (Including Beer & Wine), and folks are welcome to bring their own food.
Jeb Barry at the Chesterwood The New Americana Music Fest...opening for Doug Tuttle
Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy live folk, bluegrass, punk, rock ‘n roll, and country music every Friday night from 6:30 pm in July & August 2014 on the Residence Front Lawn or Studio Piazza. Wandering Star Craft Brewery beer and Delicious Traditions snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available to purchase. In the event of heavy rain, music will be moved to the Woodshed, and the first 60 tickets will be sold. email@example.com
$10 per person Children under 13 – FREE Friends of Chesterwood – FREE Age limit: All ages
Jeb Barry at the Bluebird Cafe
Sunday Songwriters' Round at the Bluebird...third year in a row!
Jeb Barry with Amanda Williams, and other SMB artists
Second Saturday Songwriting and Music Business Songwriter's round led by songwriter Amanda Williams
Jeb Barry Pop-up solo show at Antique Archaeology
FREE Age limit: All ages
Jeb Barry appears at the Williamstown SongCircle
Williamstown SongCircle, Williamstown
Jeb Barry appears every first Thursday of the month, when not one tour, at the Williamstown SongCircle in Williamstown, Mass. 1401 Green River Road 7.30 PM during the warmer months... Email for details
FREE Age limit: All ages
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