Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow to perform at Mesa County Central Library
The performance is open to the public at no charge.
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 is described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.
In concert, Barlow 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, “’Twas the Night, Songs of Christmas,” was released in early December 2013 to excellent reviews. 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, an international award that celebrates the best independent acoustic music, selected the title song from Barlow’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 the February 2011 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.