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. Exhibiting a very tasteful blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation Michael invites his listeners on often lush, harmonic excursions thick with melodic sensibilities. 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. Additional stellar contributions were made by Johnny Hott on drums and Adrian Olsen on hammond organ.
"The songs for Continuum came through and surfaced quite organically but it was the environment in the studio and all involved that kept the creative doors open and the magic bouncing off the walls" Barry-Rec shares.
ReverbNation: Michael Barry-Rec
Tune into Michael's Interview on "The Sasha Marina Show" Wednesday, March 19th at 2:30 EST / 11:30am PST!