The musical influences of Floridian singer, songwriter and musician Barry Myers range from Dan Fogelberg to Pink Floyd but as
his debut album 7th Avenue and his outstanding new release Starseeds and Dreamcatchers highlight to great effect, Barry has
crafted his own highly captivating sound.
7th Avenue, released in 2010, garnered attention around not just Florida but much further afield via iTunes and Amazon
availability – and with good reason.
At the heart of 7th Avenue was an open and accessible soft-rock sound but there was also a little cool jazz, plenty of melody
and some distinct and classy lead guitar work, courtesy of Pat Travers.
Pat is a genuine fan of Barry’s music and the legendary guitarist gladly gave of his time to put down some great lead and
harmony guitar work on both 7th Avenue and Barry’s latest album.
The starseeds of Barry’s semi-conceptual melodic rock release were sown after a trip to the town of Bar Harbor on Mount
Desert Island in Maine, reading The Starseed Transmissions by Ken Carey and a creative sharing of ideas between Barry and his
wife, successful author Ivy Gilbert (Ivy’s book The Keeper of Clarity hit #1 on Amazon.com’s Best Sellers list).
Discussions on Dreamcatchers, Starseed theory and the Mayan Calendar end of the Great Cycle prophecy led to Starseeds and
Dreamcatchers; musical questions on where we may have come from, where we are now and where we are going.
Starseeds and Dreamcatchers may have very specific influences and conceptual ideas threaded throughout its nine tracks but
at its sonic heart is a hook-laden and atmospheric sound – the album can be as conceptually cosmic or as melodically down to
earth as the listener wishes, or interprets, it to be.
The opening brace are a best of both worlds case in point.
The questioning lyrics of the title track are set within a melodic, mid-tempo framework that can be compared to the best star
rock of the 70’s while the spacey ‘Dreamcatcher’ has an almost hypnotic ambience guided by a pulsating, rhythmic drum
pattern from Sean Shannon (Molly Hatchet, Pat Travers Band, Outbound Road).
Many songs on Starseeds and Dreamcatchers demand airplay on any and every rock and pop radio station you care to mention,
none more so than ‘Angels and Elvis,’ an infectious slice of other-worldly melodic rock layered over a heavy acoustic foundation.
You’ll just need to hear the song once to have Elvis and his winged friends in your head all day.
If 7th Avenue was the announcement that Barry Myers had arrived as a musician and songwriter, Starseeds and Dreamcatchers
is the exclamation point.
But that’s simply the first chapter of Barry’s musical career because all the prophecies point to a Musical Calendar that isn’t
predicted to end anytime soon.
Barry Myers - Starseeds and Dreamcatchers
Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Sean Shannon
Available on iTunes, Amazon and at http://www.barrymyersmusic.com/
For further information, interview opportunities or review copies please contact:
Ivy Gilbert at www.Barrymyersmusic.com email: email@example.com (US enquiries)
Ross Muir at www.FabricationsHQ.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org (UK/ Europe enquiries)
Barry Myers management: Ivy Gilbert at BDM One Enterprises, Inc. 407-227-0212