Out with Old, In with the New

I heard somewhere once that Ray LaMontagne was quoted as saying (paraphrase) “I never listen to my first album, ‘Trouble’.” His reasoning was simple – although he enjoyed writing and creating the music for that album, it wasn’t anywhere near the depth of the music he writes now.

When I first heard that, I didn’t understand how he could think that way. Wasn’t he proud of his album? Wasn’t he satisfied with the outcome of months and years of hard work? It seemed so puzzling. After all, “Trouble” is the album that really brought him to the forefront of the folk music scene. Read more »

Do what you love

Someone once said “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” I can’t recall the exact moment I heard that phrase, or even who it was that was kind enough to bestow those wise words to me. What I do know, however, is that it stuck with me.

As I went through my adolescent years, I spent a large portion of my time trying to figure out what it was that I LOVED to do. In high school, I was involved with a program that allowed me to pour countless hours into shadowing many Read more »

Cabin Fever

Wintertime for me means cabin fever. If we aren’t on the road somewhere, I prefer to be cooped up at home with a few instruments and my good friends Clint Eastwood and John Wayne. At home in Atlanta we don’t get too awful much snow. Winters are full of rain, ice, and slick roads that cause people to gravitate more towards being homebodies. Kentucky however, is very unpredictable. Last year there was about three times when I thought, “Yep, that’s the last snow for sure. Bring on the spring.” But go figure, the snow kept coming, the hermit in me kept getting more comfortable, and we kept writing music through the winter months.

My family has a 12-year tradition of Read more »

We’re opening for Jeremy Camp and Steven Curtis Chapman at the Rock the Light festival!!!

Rock the Light

On Labor Day Weekend September 2-4, 2011 the Barren River Trio will be playing the main stage at the Rock the Light Festival in LaCygne, KS and we’ll be opening for Jeremy Camp and Steven Curtis Chapman!

Check out Rock the Light! for more info about the event! They have an amazing line up of artists for the Labor Day weekend and the event is going to be amazing.

People will arriving from all over to camp that weekend to enjoy fellowship, music, and food. There will be a stage, pool & waterslide, tent city, cabins, private lake, the Blob, 600 acres of hiking trails, vendors, discussion tents, community board and much more!

Make your plans now so you can attend. We’d love to see you there! Let us know if you’re going to be there!

BRT @ the Historic Rail Park in Bowling Green, KY

Special thanks to Joel and Katie McAfee! They did a great job putting this video together for us. Joel and Katie are a great team and recently picked up the award for WKU Two Day Film competition for the short film “Txt 2 Me”.

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Album Release Shows a Success!

The Barren River Trio has just released their debut EP “Shine The Light”. Much thanks to all that attended our album release shows in Tampa, FL and Bowling Green, KY.

Look for BRT who will be performing in Nashville, TN and Muscle Shoals, AL these next few weeks. Kicking off in the rich music town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama at the Trojan House. Then spend your saint patty’s day with the boys at the French Quarter Cafe in Nashville. Then back to NashVegas at Picks on April Fools Day.

3/12 The Trojan House- Muscle Shoals, AL
3/17 The French Quarter- Nashville, TN
3/19 Swampers- Florence, AL
4/1 Picks- Nashville, TN