ON HIS MUSIC:
Barry began his entertainment career in Chicago as lead singer for the band Outer Drive. It didn’t last long. Discotheques arrived and swept away the live band scene. Barry moved to Colorado, performing in musical theater, melodramas and television commercials while forming his next band – The Acapulco Road Show, a mix of Country and Rock ‘n Roll. The band toured extensively in Colorado and Wyoming.
After graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Barry literally flipped a coin to determine his future. Heads - Los Angeles. Tails - Nashville. The coin landed heads. Barry spent his first year delivering a thousand singing telegrams until he landed his first leading role in a feature film. Other movies followed. For the next decade he bounced between his love of music, acting and writing. He sang at the Palomino (North Hollywood's Grand Ole Opry West) and frequented Bakersfield, California, to sing with country musicians who toured with Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Barry cut several music demos and drove to Nashville twice, knocking on the doors of country music managers before he ran out of money and returned to Los Angeles. Any new songs? “I have a stack of lyrics and melodies. We’ll see how it goes. Maybe I'll write the next Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.”