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Rick Barry


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Rick Barry is a multiple award winning Songwriter and performer. In 2006 he became the first Folk musician to have two songs awarded in the final four by the John Lennon Songwriting contest. Also, in 2006 living legend Neil Young posted Rick’s award winning song “Courage for a Rainy Day” on his website, listing it as one of the “top songs of the times. ” Prestigious New Jersey publications such as The Star Ledger, The Aquarian, and Upstage Magazine have called Rick “The Next Billy Bragg” and “A Local Legend”. In February 2007 The East Coast Rocker, a supplement of the Aquarian, New Jersey and New York’s leading music publication featured Rick in a cover story citing that he was “Shrinking The Pond” in New Jersey. His appearance was the second cover to feature an unsigned artist in the magazines history. In June 2007 Rick’s song “A Stupid American Song” was awarded 2nd place in the UNIsong international songwriting contest. In the time he has been performing live, Rick has acquired numerous Asbury Park Music Award nominations. The AMAs are comparable to the prestigious Boston Music Awards. Most recently he received his third consecutive Asbury Music award Win for top acoustic performer. During the past couple of years Rick has shared the stage with a myriad of national acts including, but not limited to, Pete Yorn, John Eddie, Nine Days, Amphibian, Joan Jett, Nada Surf, Glen Tilbrook, Mike Doughty, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers.


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