Saturday, 29 June 2013

Gary Ferguson & Kathy Barwick - Live In Mick Murphy's

In what will be the last BAG gig before the summer break, Gary Ferguson and Kathy Barwick play Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare on Monday July 8. These two superb musicians are well known in their own right as solo performers, and this coming together brings together the best of country, bluegrass, folk, Americana and more. Doors on the night open at 8:30pm. Showtime 9:15pm sharp.

Gary Ferguson & Kathy Barwick is an exciting new acoustic music duo that combines the talents of charismatic singer-songwriter Gary Ferguson and dazzling multi-instrumentalist Kathy Barwick. The team of Gary Ferguson & Kathy Barwick brings together two gifted musicians with decades of wide-ranging musical experience between them, gained from performing at the biggest venues in the USA. The two of them have crafted a distinctive and compelling duo sound that blends country, bluegrass, Celtic, folk, Americana and more. Gary Ferguson & Kathy Barwick will perform at select shows in the U.S. throughout 2012 and 2013 and will tour Ireland in July 2013. The duo is currently working on its first recording.

Gary Ferguson (guitar, lead vocals), a longtime resident of southeastern Pennsylvania, is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader who’s been a mainstay of the Eastern bluegrass and Americana scenes since the 1980s. In addition to his own Gary Ferguson Band, Gary has recorded or performed with such distinguished bluegrass musicians as Ronnie McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Mike Auldridge, Alan O’Bryant, Junior Barber, Ron Stewart and Jimmy Gaudreau. On his annual tours of Ireland, Ferguson has worked with musicians Mick Hanly, Charlie McGettigan, Frankie Lane, Janet Holmes and Colin Henry.

Kathy Barwick (lead guitar, resophonic guitar, Weissenborn guitar, harmony vocals), a native of Sacramento, California, has been widely hailed over the past 30 years as one of California’s most versatile acoustic musicians. Known for her work in bluegrass, Americana and traditional Irish music, Barwick is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who’s adept on guitar, banjo, resophonic guitar (dobro), bass, lap steel guitar and mandolin. Barwick is a member of the Mike Justis Band, a folk-country-blues ensemble, and has played in such popular bands as the All Girl Boys, Nine-8ths Irish and Mountain Laurel.

Barwick’s first solo album, In My Life, was released in 2011 by FGM Music, the recording arm of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. The genre-spanning gem has been exceptionally well received by critics and fans alike.

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