Barry G’s musical career began when he was five years old and his mom gave him a guitar. He hasn’t put it down since.
As a founding member of The Dream Jam Band, Barry G has toured across the country performing at festivals including Kidzapalooza and Taste of Chicago and at venues including Cleveland’s Playhouse Theater and Steamboat Springs. Along with the band, he was the featured guest performer on PBS TV’s Sprout, “Chica’s Big Birthday Surprise.” Dream Jam Band music videos are on high rotation on the new online music video channel for kids, myKaZootv (http://www.mykazootv.com).
With the Dream Jam Kids, Barry G’s first solo album was released on myKaZoo Music/Universal Music Enterprises. Huh-uh was produced by award-winning songwriter and producer Rick Chertoff (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Ron Howard’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas). As they wrote the songs for Huh-uh, Chertoff and Barry G found inspiration from work songs, sea shanties, traditional folk and blues songs and field recordings that date back to the 1930s. The addition of the Dream Jam Kids’ voices invite listeners to sing along.
Barry G’s educational and charity work have won acclaim. He writes and composes musical theater productions for young audiences. As a performer for Dream Jam All Access: Music as a Gateway to Multi-Disciplinary Learning, a music education curriculum in elementary schools in New York State, he introduces kindergartners through song and story to a variety of musical genres.