Barlow is a consummate artist who is not only skilled as a musician but is also an amazing performer resplendent with wit, humor and the ability to mesmerize an audience, concert organizers promise. “He is also a storyteller whose repertoire is a synthesis of his own Celtic inspired compositions and the traditional music of the British Isles. His music has the power to transport the audience across time and space on an imaginary journey to a rustic Irish fishing village, the mist Scottish Highlands or an ancient English forest. Jerry tells the tales of the Celtic tunes he plays and the history and legends behind the music.”
The title track from Barlow’s CD, Bring Down the Storm, won an Indie Music Award for Best Songs of 2006. Tunes from his first CD, Keepsake, are played on National Public Radio and were included in a PBS documentary called, Song of Our Children. Barlow has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine; he has performed in music festivals, arts centers in Colorado and throughout the entire country: the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concert Series, the Performing Arts Festival at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Swallow Hill Music Association and the Main Stage at the Denver Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
The Cortez Public Library is on 202 N. Park St. For more information, please call the library 970/565-8117.