"Playing live is about breaking a sweat and feeling good. It's about a freedom you can't find anywhere else. The people want to hear the old songs and they want me to relive the past with them. Together, we become part of the whole experience. I like for the audience to be physically close to me and, that way, we're in it together. Now, to me, that's a live performance. Playing live is the only way to get that feeling; that connection. Performing is like a drug you need to survive and you're always looking for that next fix." Barry Morrison Interview 1990
The other night, I watched Barry Morrison step onto the stage to do what he's done for going on to fifty years now. I can tell that age is catching up with him. Does he still command the stage? Hell yes! This old man can still "bring it" vocally. That signature baritone voice is as strong as ever. Having said that, how much longer he can physically stand up to the rigors of the road, is an entirely different matter. Hopefully, he has a few more years to do what he does best.
Jeremy Levin Southern Music & Musicians
He may very well be the best singer I've ever heard; and one that only a relatively small number of music fans know exists. Barry Morrison does what he does, many times alone, and with only his guitar. Forty-five years into an "on again" "off again" pieced-together music career, he soldiers on. There has always been a two-lane blacktop road with his name all over it, and a show to play somewhere at the end of that road. He's an old school troubadour. He plays music to believe in, and those of us who know his music, know how good it is. We believe in his music; and him.
Blogging on Southern Music & Musicians
"Barry Morrison is a survivor; original and eclectic. His swampy version of country music is propelled by an outstanding baritone voice and a funky, always in the pocket, telecaster guitar."
Blogging On American Music
Lyrics from Kentucky Songwriter Barry Morrison:
"With tobacco stained fingers He picks out magic on the strings Time sits still and listens To every song he sings"
Heard this guy in Nashville at a songwriter event and love his music! Posted with his permission.
A. Bastrop, Louisiana
"The End of the Line" seems to be a new beginning for sixty-six year old country singer-songwriter Barry Morrison. Released in February 2013, the song is, arguably, the signature song of his career.
American Country Music-
In his day to day life, Barry Morrison comes across as a nice young man but, musically, he's a rule breaking bad-ass."
John Anderson, 1970
The Award-winning Kentucky singer-songwriter, country-rock music artist Barry Morrison, will be appearing at McB's in Lebanon, Kentucky, in conjunction with the 2015 Kentucky Writers Day Celebration on Saturday, May 23rd. Morrison's most recent release, "The End of the Line", peaked at #1 on the Singer-songwriter and All Genre(s) Music Charts. Seating is limited to 300, so arrive early! Doors open at 7:00 pm!
Award-winning Kentucky singer-songwriter Barry Morrison, whose most recent release "The End of the Line" rose to #1 on the Singer-Songwriter Charts, is taking a new direction by performing a series of private, by invitation only, concerts during the 2015 concert season. The first of those concerts will take place in Springfield and Hodgenville, Kentucky, on April 24, and May 7, 2015.
I've become interested in developing a 2015 House Concert Series; performing anywhere in the continental United States. House concerts will provide a more intimate concert atmosphere for me as a performer and also the 20-25 people attending the house concert performance as well. It's all about the music! Anyone interested in hosting one of my "house concerts" in 2015, can contact me through ReverbNation, Facebook or my Facebook Band Page. I look forward to hearing from you!