02-24-16: Information Station Column
Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow Featured at Sioux Center Public Library
The Sioux Center Public Library is pleased to welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow (www.jerrybarlow.com) for a special performance to be held on Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 PM.
“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, ‘TWAS THE NIGHT, Songs of Christmas, was released in early December of 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 organization the celebrates the best in independent acoustic music, selected the title song from Jerry’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 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.
This is a free performance for the community and we look forward to seeing you on February 25th!