E P K  (Electronic Press Kit)

email: barrykay@me.com

phone: 256-509-1029​


Barry Kay has been performing live music in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Ohio and New York for over 20 years.  He studied classical guitar with David Walbert (who was one of André Segovia's students), and played with & opened for artists such as Boots Randolph, Truth, Roddy McDowell, Lee Marshall, and Steve Bluth.  Barry has played at the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, the C-Note in New York, and in 2012 completed his 4th independent CD, which includes the New Testament book of Jude set to music. He has written & directed musicals, led rehearsals for church praise bands & choirs, taught music for kids at camps, conducted ensembles & small horn sections, sang & played on local TV, and improvised medleys of cover tunes before live audiences. After working with 4 north Alabama churches (and one in San Antonio TX), Barry found himself spending Covid-19 quarantine in the Rockaways of Queens, New York City. He now lives in Union City NJ.

Press Quotes


"An extremely talented vocalist and guitarist, Kay specializes in popular tunes of the 1970s..."     - East Lauderdale News

"There is something about musician Barry Kay's easy manner and the way he engages the audience that attracts loyal fans and causes them to follow him from gig to gig."            - Athens News Courier    

"This fellow who is playing the lead - and I've been directing plays for 35 years - is the best amateur actor I've ever seen," said Dr. Al Elmore, head of the drama program at Athens State University. "... I have never seen so mesmerizing a performance, not even on Broadway."      - Decatur Daily    

"Barry Kay CD RELEASE  Sat 02.06.10  7pm  Graffiti Church ... Come enjoy this guitar virtuoso and his songs while enjoying refreshments and celebrating his new release..."    -  Graffiti Church Poster

Equipment & Instruments available for concerts & performances:

2 100-watt Peavey powered speakers & 10-channel board

Shure Beta 58A vocal mic

Yamaha LL35 acoustic guitar (miked and/or played through D.I.)

Takamíne EC132 electric classical guitar

Cordoba thin-body electric flamenco guitar

Cervantes 2010 Classical guitar

Gibson Les Paul solid body electric guitar

Korg SP250 Electric stage piano

Roland D-50 synthesizer (Yes, the one from the 1980's. I still like the sound!)

Good Time 5-string banjo (usually played as a 4-string, the ragtime way!)

B Flat Lee Oscar harmonica

Fender Jazz & Yamaha Fretless basses

Barraza 10-string Puerto Rican cuatro

Hohner all wooden soprano Conzert Recorder

Various Latin percussion (congas, bongos, cabasa, guiro, castanets, etc.)

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

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