The Campbell County Public Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow to the Library for a special concert. The event will be held on Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. at the Library, 2101 South 4J Road in Gillette. The performance will be free to the public.
Barlow is 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 have been described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart and lift the spirit.
In concert, Jerry brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor, and legends behind the music. “Jerry Barlow … a performer who is skilled, funny and riveting. Out of the many musicians performing today, the vast majority are skilled in either performing on their instrument or in entertaining an audience. It’s very rare and extremely enjoyable to see a musician at the very top of his craft in both areas,” says Scott Beach, Director of Colorado Celtic Entertainment.
Barlow’s latest CD, Fields and Fences, was released in October, 2011, to excellent reviews and a nomination by the Independent Music Association for Instrumental Album of the Year (2011). The Indie Acoustic Project, an international award that celebrates the best independent acoustic music, selected the title song from Jerry’s CD, BRING DOWN THE STORM, as “one of the best songs of 2006.” Songs from all three of his CDs have been featured in PBS documentaries and Landlocked Films features.
Barlow’s music can be heard regularly on many National Public Radio stations. He has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine, and was profiled in the February, 2012, issue of Celtic Connection. He has performed in 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 call the Library at (307) 687-0009.