Barry Kay


*recording projects
*guitar/piano/vocal for many occasions
*private and small group lessons
*other creative musical ventures

Here are 2 original acoustic guitar solos I composed and performed at Sound Cell Studio in Huntsville, AL. They were my first attempt at writing & playing with alternate tuning. All 10 invitations are now available from me on CD ... or cassette tape!

     I used to charge money for these relics, but now I'll give them to anyone who asks!  Enjoy!

I'm a musician now living in Union City, New Jersey!
I moved to Queens (NYC) from my home in Athens, Alabama in October 2018.  Then I moved to more affordable NJ in July 2021.

I teach folks of all ages how to play guitar, piano, etc., and I perform live occasionally.  At my gigs like coffee houses, restaurants, private parties, etc., I try to use a variety of genres (pop, folk, rock, classical, jazz, country, blues, etc.)

Am I overusing the word "etc."? I think so!

Also, as of this month (July '21), I can say I've assisted the music ministries of churches in all 5 NY City boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.)

Thanks for stopping by!  You can check more of my music on Apple music, Soundcloud and Spotify.

For info about live music for entertainment, church music ministry, or private lessons, email me at
Or call or text: 256-509-1029
Invitation #1
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Invitation #2
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LET HIM HAVE HIS MOMENT:  I played this original song at Brent Morgan's home a couple of years ago. ​ The studio version is on my "Jude" project, available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, ... or just contact me for a fully mastered CD.

Invitation #7 on my son's little mini-Martin guitar...with a metronome.  Between 2:30 & 3 a.m.  I was tired.

"The Jude Project" (released in 2012)

5 very original musical works, including the entire New Testament book of Jude set to music, featuring the voices of Angela Jacka, Jennifer Petritch, and Jake Spence. Bass by Justin Pearson. Drums by Cameron Fish. Horn section: Dan Havely, Greg Duke, and Jim Beck.

Available on iTunes,, Spotify and CDBaby. 

(CDs available directly from Barry)




artwork by Sasha Easterling

Here's one I wrote and first did at Colonial Hills United Methodist Church in San Antonio, but I've done it many different ways since. I'd like to add more vocals & percussion before remixing it!

I Come 2 Give U Life - Barry Kay
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Here I'm doing one of my favorite Carly Simon songs on the Cooper & Company show.

Me covering Stevie!

BABY'S PLASTIC RATTLE:  This was at the Coffee Tree, a neat little coffee house that used to be in SE Huntsville (They were kinda noisy that night!)   This is one of the first songs I ever wrote - when I was in about 8th grade. 40 years later, I think it holds up as a pretty good song!

A few years ago, I got to be the lead in a local production of Fiddler on the Roof.  Here are the lovely Christy Ellis and I as Golde & Tevye, singing "Do You Love Me?"

This was my FaceBook Live Stream mini concert from my bedroom, April 10, 2020.

© 2020 Barry Kay.  No animals were harmed in the making of this site.

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