Barry has a voice (and face) made for radio. His first live performance was “This Little Light of Mine” sung in front of the congregation Unified Church of Christian Surfers in 1967. This led to a life long passion for watching people’s amazed expressions when he belts out a tune.
Watch for Barry’s uncanny performances on Jesus Left chicago, Love Shack, Brown Eyed Girl, and Natives are Restless (he loves the “hoom babba hey hey” section).
How He met Shrimper Dan
“I was playing Baccarat in a back alley casino in Havana, when the shoe was passed to a dude in a white suit and a Panama hat. He had a deep, black Frank Zappa style moustache and soul patch. I should have known better than to accept his challenge to a Cuba Libre drinking contest. The next thing I remember, I am waking up, soaking wet, on the docks in Key West with a note pinned to my sleeve, which read: 'Never stop dreaming. - Your Good Friend, Dan. P.S. - Thanks for the $500 loan.' I haven’t seen him since."
Photo by Peter Ahsue Photography