Artist / Program Description:
Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern-based singer/songwriter/guitarist/storyteller who has spent a lifetime creating a performance style that weaves the genres of folk, blues, roots, and celtic music into a unique blend all his own.
A strong vocalist and multi-instrumentalist as well as a theatrical performer, Barry delivers his music on a multitude of guitars and other stringed instruments. His stories of travels, history of the places he has been and the songs that he sings provide an added dimension to his performances. Barry has developed and performs many educational programs on subjects as diverse as Carl Sandburg (Poet of the People), American History through Folk Music, The Revolutionary War, Medieval Connections to the Modern World, The French Voyageurs, and The Role of Irish Immigration in the Midwest. These edu-tainment programs link our fascinating common history with the importance of musical, oral, and written language skills. In addition, Barry has written more than 250 songs and sixteen original musicals, and can provide workshops on the art and craft of songwriting and guitar and banjo performance. Barry is available for concerts, festivals, clubs, workshops, conferences (keynote or session), presentations, and residencies.