is driving home to Delray Beach, FL today
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had a great time in Memphis!
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has a show at Newberry College (SC) tonight! "80s Rock - Music In The Video Age"!
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Has a show tonight at Spartanburg Methodist College! (SC) "60s rock-when the music mattered"!
Day three of the Rhythm and Roots Festival in Bristol, Virginia! Perfect weather! Fantastic music!
About me:....BARRY DRAKE has often been called a walking encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. A graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, he has been totally involved in the world of music since buying his first Rock & Roll records when he was 10 years old. Growing up in the New York City area, Barry went everywhere there was music to be heard. He saw everyone from Little Richard and Chuck Berry at the Brooklyn Paramount, to Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin at the Fillmore East & West. He watched Bob Dylan go electric at The Newport Folk Festival and when San Francisco exploded with the Summer Of Love, Barry was there, hanging out on the streets of Haight-Ashbury with The Grateful Dead and The Jefferson Airplane and attending the legendary Monterey Pop Festival. Later on in the 70s, he witnessed everything from the birth of Punk Music at CBGB'S to the arrival of Bruce Springsteen from the clubs of the Jersey shore.
....Throughout these years, Barry was also a singer and songwriter, playing alongside Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Richie Havens and James Taylor in the clubs of New York's Greenwich Village. In 1970 he was signed to Capitol Records and hit the road, playing colleges and clubs from coast to coast. In the hectic years that followed, he recorded three albums and extensively toured the United States and Europe.
....In 1984 Barry added Rock & Roll Lectures to an already busy concert schedule. From their humble beginnings, Barry's Rock & Roll Multimedia Presentations on the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s have become some of the most popular shows on college campuses. He has been voted Campus Lecturer Of The Year 5 times by The National Association For Campus Activities and Campus Lecturer Of The Year 3 times by Campus Activities Magazine.
....Barry's goal has always been very simple, to keep great music alive and to make every campus in America ROCK!
....Visit Barry's official website at: www.barrydrake.com
....Check out his tour schedule to see if he's appearing in a town near you. Come out to the show and say hello. To view Barry's promotional video, click on the video link to the left, just below his photo. .. ..
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Who I'd like to meet:You, at one of my upcoming shows!
...............TOUR SCHEDULE!....Fall 2012..............
- Sept 12 Longwood University - Farmville, VA
- Sept 13 Furman University - Greenville, SC
- Sept 14-16 The Rhythm & Roots Revival - Bristol, VA
- Sept 17 Spartanburg Methodist Col - Spartanburg, SC
- Sept 18-19 Newberry College - Newberry, SC
- Sept 20 Winthrop University - Rock Hill, SC
- Sept 22 Rhodes College - Memphis, TN
- Sept 25 The University Of South Alabama - Mobile, AL
- Oct 12 Bryant University - Smithfield, RI
- Oct 13 Bard College - Annandale, NY
- Oct 24 Nichols College - Dudley, MA
- Oct 25 Marist College - Poughkeepsie, NY
- Oct 30 Roanoke College - Salem, VA
- Nov 21 THANKSGIVING VACATION - Delray Beach, FL
- Dec 2-9 CARIBBEAN VACATION - Aruba, N.A.
Or, if you have a Rock & Roll History question, send it to me and I'll do my best to get back to you with an answer.
Visit Barry's official web site at: www.barrydrake.com..
- Status: Single
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 11" / Slim / Slender
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Education: Grad / professional school
- Occupation: Musician / Lecturer
GeneralMusic, Music History, My Guitar (1964 Martin D-28), Record Collecting, Fly Fishing
MusicBob Dylan, The Band, Joni Mitchell, Buddy Holly, Elvis Costello, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, Richard Thompson, Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, Tom Waits, Guy Clark, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen etc.
BooksOn The Road (Jack Kerouac), Flowers In The Dustbin (James Miller), Chronicles (Bob Dylan), Across The Great Divide (Barney Hoskyns), It Was Twenty Years Ago Today (Derek Taylor), Woody Guthrie - A Life (Joe Klein), Beneath The Diamond Sky - Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970 (Barney Hoskyns), The Sound Of The City (Charlie Gillett), etc!
HeroesWoody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Chuck Berry, Robert Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jack Kerouac, Alan Freed, Sam Phillips, etc.