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...."