Biography of Michael Barry-Rec


Exhibiting a very tasteful blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation Michael invites his listeners on often lush, harmonic musical excursions thick with melodic sensibilities. Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia he successfully translates the earthy/spaciousness of his surroundings into tangible, moving sound.



Enter his debut - On The Road To North Mountain. An instrumental odyssey that defies simple description. Organic acoustic guitar and atmospheric lap steel make up the core of this remarkable album. Progressive Ears amply stated, "Very rarely does something knock me off my feet like this disc from Virginia guitarist Michael Barry-Rec. This is music that needs to be heard and experienced." 2008 brought the release of Streams In The Desert. A carefully crafted album revealing a maturing artist. Showing outstanding potential for film, this disc was awarded "Acoustic Film Score of the Year" at the 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards. His most current full-length effort, Continuum once again exposes an artist refusing to remain confined by external influences. Featuring special guest contributions from George Winston on lead single “Sanctum” and bassist JD Foster who has toured with Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Dwight Yoakam.