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Joey Barnes

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“I’m stepping out, no turning round…” croons Joey Barnes in his song
“The Wire (Act One)”. The native of Greensboro, NC released his
third solo EP, Change, through Nascent Republic Records in February.
Featured on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, a portion of the EP goes directly
to NextAid, where the proceeds are helping build a community center
in the slums of Nairobi. Change follows previously released Always
and Second Chances. The albums were recorded during breaks from his
touring and recording schedule with multi-platinum and award winning

rock band Daughtry, of which he was a member from 2007-2010. Beyond
writing his own music, Joey uses his talents to produce music for
other artists on the Nascent Republic label and beyond.

Joey’s abilities are becoming more widely known around the world, as
he was chosen to be sponsored by Vic Firth drumsticks and Paul Reed
Smith guitars. He is also a featured artist on Matchless Music, an
independent music placement company, and has songs in rotation on
iHeartRadio’s New! Uncover and Discover station. Joey’s music was
also chosen by Pandora Internet Radio to have its own station. In
addition, his albums can be found on over 40,000 TouchTunes jukeboxes
across the country.


Watching Joey perform onstage makes one realize the difference
between a regular musician and a true artist. The passion he emits
while playing makes you appreciate the honesty behind every note.
“And honesty,” Joey maintains, “be it pretty or brutal, is something
that’s contagious. People dig that.” He concedes that he has no

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