The Grant County Public Library will showcase acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow in concert Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at the library. The program is sponsored by the library and Friends of the Library and is free to the community. Light refreshments will follow the performance.
Barlow is billed as a warm, accessible performer and storyteller. His unique and skillfully delivered repertoire incorporates favorite traditional pieces as well as his own Celtic-inspired compositions. His expressive arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels, and haunting airs is described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.
Barlow’s latest CD, Voyage of Hope, was released in September. It features songs about the Irish immigration to America during the Potato Famine. His 2011 recording, Fields and Fences, was one of five nominees for Instrumental Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards. The Indie Acoustic Project selected the title song from Jerry’s CD, Bring Down The Storm, as one of the best songs of 2006.
Music from all of Barlow’s recordings can be heard regularly on National Public Radio stations. He has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine and was profiled in Celtic Connection. He has performed at the Gates Auditorium for the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, and is a favorite of High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concert Series in Amarillo, TX.
For more information about the event, contact the library at 605-432-6543.