James G Barry

James G Barry Penetralia Mentis JGB is a New York City based Artist GB was born in Brooklyn NYC and spends his days working in the NYC Construction Industry.

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Amazing weekend with some great friends Sylvia Herrera, Joseph Milazzo, John LaMacchia unveiled their new project Green ...
08/11/2021

Amazing weekend with some great friends Sylvia Herrera, Joseph Milazzo, John LaMacchia unveiled their new project Green Lady #greenlady and blew everyone away with complex harmonies and songs that sounded like they were handed to them from distant place. The James Barry Band have been busking their way back to Callicoon for months and brought alot of new songs. Please check out James G Barry on Spotify :) XOXO

08/11/2021
James G Barry Band LIVE at Rafter's Tavern - SET 1

We had an absolute blast with the host-with-the-most Guy Brewster Smith at the inimitable Rafter's Tavern. Here's a video of the first set including a ripping version of our new tune Scrantonia! XOXO

06/18/2021
JGB Shows Coming This Summer ... LIVE!   Make Music New York - Freddy's Bar and Backroom 6/21Gardenship Iron Pour III - ...
06/09/2021

JGB Shows Coming This Summer ... LIVE!
Make Music New York - Freddy's Bar and Backroom 6/21
Gardenship Iron Pour III - Gardenship.Art 7/17
Rafter's Tavern 8/7
SPD Redux - Scranton PA 9/18

Thank you to MADONNA+CHILD for the amazing artwork!

JGB Shows Coming This Summer ... LIVE!
Make Music New York - Freddy's Bar and Backroom 6/21
Gardenship Iron Pour III - Gardenship.Art 7/17
Rafter's Tavern 8/7
SPD Redux - Scranton PA 9/18

Thank you to MADONNA+CHILD for the amazing artwork!

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06/05/2021

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New Tunes Tuesday!   Please check out my Wintertime EP called  "Summer"!  Cover artwork by Henri Robert Dupont Its up on...
12/22/2020

New Tunes Tuesday! Please check out my Wintertime EP called "Summer"! Cover artwork by Henri Robert Dupont Its up on all streaming formats. Happy Holidays! Featuring Chris DeRosa on Drums, Tom Kotik on Bass, Pete Bischoff on Guitar, Neil Madsen & Cynthia Madsen from the NM5 Horn Section, Christopher Troy Sanchez - percussion, Featuring David Bertrand on Bari Sax and Vocals by Aurora Seminara
https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/summer-single/1545985023?itsct=music_box&itscg=30200&ct=albums_summer___single&ls=1&app=music

12/02/2020
14.7 lbf/sq in by James G Barry

This is a song that I wrote doing some socially distanced busking this fall. (It is being released on all platforms this week.) I was trying to put into words the feeling of being outside after being inside for so long. If you look at it in terms of air pressure it is typically ALL 'One Atmosphere.' So what are the things that make it feel so different? This song tries to chase what else it could be. Like most things in life they are lie in the realm of the ephemera. Special thanks to Henri Robert Dupont for the Art Work that will be featured on the release. Thanks to the players Christopher Troy Sanchez on Cajon, Tom Kotik on Bass, and David B Wilson on Bari Sax! Mastering by ArsDivina Steve Turnidge.

Song & Video Produced by Penetralia Mentis Publishing November 2020
Peace & Love XOXO
https://vimeo.com/485740219

14.7 lbf/sq in (One Atmosphere) Artwork by Henri Robert Dupont

07/05/2020

Garota de Ipanema won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1965, and this month is the birthday of Heloisa Pinheiro, the inspiration for this song. In the summer of 1962, Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes were inspired to write this song when they saw Heloisa walking back from the beach in Rio de Janeiro.
The title of this video is ‘Garota de Ipanema Sobrevive a Pandemia’. Loosely translated: ‘The Girl from Ipanema Survives the Pandemic'. It was a tongue-in-cheek (Google Translate-assisted) name because we recorded this while quarantined from our homes and I think I hoped that by the time we were done with the video things would have settled down. Unfortunately, much of the world, especially Brazil, is still fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, probably no where worse than in the Favelas outside of Rio. I was thinking of changing the name of the video because I didn’t want it to sound sardonic, but in truth I know Brazil will get through this. I have had the chance to travel to Rio; the language, music, and culture is so beautiful. That was the original inspiration behind doing this. Anyway, this is our video!
Thank you to Elisa Winter for singing on this track, Neil & Cynthia Madsen on Trombone and Tenor Saxophone, Tim Mulay on Bass, and David B. Wilson on Flute. #garotadeipanema #asocialdistancedproduction #RioEuTeAmo #girlfromipanema #JamesGBarry #JGB #penetraliamentisproductions #ipanema

New Audio book read by James G Barry - Please check it out!
07/01/2020

New Audio book read by James G Barry - Please check it out!

01/26/2020
01/08/2020

Rainy Beach Epic by JGB

New James G Barry  "Entrainment"!   Bulk of the recording was done in 2017 Penetralia Mentis Studios.  Special thanks to...
01/08/2020

New James G Barry "Entrainment"! Bulk of the recording was done in 2017 Penetralia Mentis Studios. Special thanks to Christopher Troy Sanchez, Tim Mulé, Pablo Antonio Narvaez and Evan Strss for some great playing.

12/04/2019
All Our Friends - A Tribute to the McSorley's Bash, Teaser Trailer

All Our Friends - A Tribute to the McSorley's Bash - Teaser Trailer is here! Production is under way for the documentary short film due out in spring 2020.
See you Friday for the 20th Annual McSorely's Bash - maybe you'll make it into the movie :) Salute' Slainte! JGB

All Our Friends - McSorley's Bash Documentary, Teaser Trailer

Fiddles and Bells: A Seahorse Christmas Spectacular
12/04/2019

Fiddles and Bells: A Seahorse Christmas Spectacular

James G Barry's cover photo
11/22/2019

James G Barry's cover photo

11/19/2019
When All Our Friends Are There (Fabula a Acerbum Dulce) a McSorely's Bash Tribute

With the McSorley's Bash almost upon us. I was thinking about a few folks that aren't around anymore. Not in a negative way; just thankful and happy I have gotten to know so many incredible people. Fabula a Acerbum Dulce means 'a bitter sweet tale' such as it is.

https://youtu.be/XdYMsIWlTzk

Provided to YouTube by DistroKid When All Our Friends Are There (Fabula a Acerbum Dulce) a McSorely's Bash Tribute · James G Barry When All Our Friends Are T...

50th Anniversary of Woodstock - Callicoon Porchfest 2019!
08/19/2019

50th Anniversary of Woodstock - Callicoon Porchfest 2019!

Incredible weekend at Callicoon Porchfest 2019!  It was clear that everyone brought as much sunshine as they could!  So ...
08/19/2019

Incredible weekend at Callicoon Porchfest 2019! It was clear that everyone brought as much sunshine as they could! So many great people, so much music, but the music never stops! Delaware River Song Book: Ch 4 was released last week in time for the 50th Anniversary and Callicoon Porchfest. Like the previous songbooks Chapter 4 is a compilation of different artists that have played in Callicoon or other parts of the Catskills. We are celebrating the collective vibes and energy that spring from the rivers and forests of the Catskills that we all love. Thank you so much to artists that contributed songs! Its been an honor and privilege to get to work with you on this project. The album is getting rolled out on all digital platforms iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc but here are some links where you can start listening now! Peace, Love, 50 years of Music!
XOX JGB

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nHo6AtuBdQPK89z7truhVP9494KOUGtKs

Callicoon PorchFest
08/17/2019

Callicoon PorchFest

Day 1 - Callicoon Porchfest 2019

Sullivan Catskills
08/15/2019

Sullivan Catskills

Callicoon PorchFest
08/15/2019

Callicoon PorchFest

☮️❤️🎼 Here it is: The Full Schedule and Map!

Also at www.callicoonporchfest.com 😍

#woodstock50thanniversary #3daysofpeaceloveandmusic #woodstockanniversaryweekend #musicfestival #ilovecallicoon #music #art #community #love

Garcia's
08/15/2019

Garcia's

Happy 50th anniversary, Woodstock! Richie Havens was the first performer to set foot on the stage, August 15, 1969. Let freedom ring.

"War is not healthy for children and other living things."   Thinking about what was going on in the world when Woodstoc...
08/13/2019

"War is not healthy for children and other living things." Thinking about what was going on in the world when Woodstock manifested 50 years ago. This was from an old book I had used my mother's ink stamps in. (as an 8 year old, apparently I wasn't the best stamper - lol) Look out for each other out there! XO See you on the River.

08/07/2019
James G Barry's cover photo
07/31/2019

James G Barry's cover photo

Limited run Tie Dye Shirts featuring the Album Artwork will be for $ale at Porch fest.  Each T-shirt is a unique design ...
07/31/2019

Limited run Tie Dye Shirts featuring the Album Artwork will be for $ale at Porch fest. Each T-shirt is a unique design thanks again to Joseph Milazzo, Liz at Sunny Mountain Dyes and ASPS.
PEACE, LOVE, & MUSIC!

Limited run Tie Dye Shirts featuring the Album Artwork will be for $ale at Porch fest. Each T-shirt is a unique design thanks again to Joseph Milazzo, Liz at Sunny Mountain Dyes and ASPS.
PEACE, LOVE, & MUSIC!

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JGB was born in Brooklyn NYC and spends his days working in the NYC Construction Industry. Jim started teaching himself Guitar an his mom's old acoustic age 12. He then started trying to learn from whatever styles he could. Throughout high school and college Jim played in various bands in a variety of styles including liturgical/folk groups, Jazz Ensemble, and the Scranton, PA group Metanoia. Today Jim is a founding member of Crierbrothers, a NYC indyrock group. Their EP "Original Music and Guide to Creativity" was re-released in 2013 with a collection of short stories and artwork entitled OM>E available through Mcnally Jackson Books. excerpt from CRIERBROTHERS.com "Churning out a bracing breed of music that drinks deeply from the well of their Seattle-meets-Brooklyn roots, Crier Brothers play real rock ‘n roll that some of us desperately need today. Born out of the live Empire Vista collective sessions, a roaring force fueled by low-end melodies was created in New York City to tell their story from the gut. Harkening back to the time before the alternative tag was bastardized, they barrel through the bu****it led by a three-guitar cordon and clockwork rhythm backing. Filmmakers, writers and general raconteurs Jason S. Dennie and James G. Barry, the original brothers, are here as a reminder that authenticity isn’t dead. Crier Brothers have recently released an EP, “Original Music & Guide to Existence” and coinciding book filled with intriguing irreverence that bleeds from the same vein as their music. " JGBs first CD is titled "Wake Up Singing." The CD has eleven tracks and includes "Why we Make Girls Cry", "The Sea" and "Collection of Dust." Produced by Tim Champion of The Hippy Nuts the album explores the feelings that lead to the albums title. "I was watching Krishna Das perform in NYC in a Yoga Studio in the East Village. The room was packed and it was very warm. He was pumping on the harmonium and we were all chanting. I was sitting cross legged and leaning with my back against a column. At some point I started to drift off into a trance, or fell asleep; I'm not sure the best way to describe it. When I woke up I realized that my mouth was open and I was still chanting. It was very surreal and inspiriring, I'll never forget it." One of the most interesting tracks on the album is "South Mountain Road" which is based on an actual road in Rockland County. Champion took samples from an old demo Jim had made for the song and looped them. They then layered on the vibe. Kathena Bryant sat in on vocals and the brutal guitar lead was slung in by memphis guitarist Robert A Johnson. Robert Johnson is best known for his hit album "Close Personal Friend." "Songs About Falling" title came about a different way. JGB was going over his artwork direction and songs for the project with Andrew Anderson. Andrew, originally from Scotland, is an Architect in NYC and first collaborated with Jim by starring in the infamous ending scene to JGB's short film "Sunny Day." Jim was complaining that he couldn't think of a title that wrestled with all the emotions of love and loss that gave birth to the project. Andrew offered a title he had originally intended to use on his own project. The script writing on the CD is actually Andrew's handwriting. The album was Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Grammy Nominated Peter Bischoff. Jim is also a member of the NYC Based IndyImprov Group Empire Vista. Empire Vista regularly performs with other troupes stemming from the godfather of the movement, Seattle's own, John Leighton Beezer all over the country. In the Fall of 2013 Empire Vista performed with the Ferro Alloy Orchestra to a crowd of hundreds on the streets below the Manhattan Bridge on the Brooklyn Shoreline. The performance was to support the work of the Manhattan Iron Project led by Michael Dominick. Mike did a live burn and painted with molten iron. The night ended with Mike pouring molten iron onto Beezer's pink Squier Stratocaster.

In 2018 James became the Music Director for The Show Tonight. The Show Tonight is a live comedy show in the style of a late night TV talk show. Hosted by Joe Pally, featuring The Show Tonight Band, members of Crier Brothers, special musical guests, national headline comics, sketches, and off-beat guests. THESHOWTONIGHT.TV

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