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Rich Barry Acoustic Guitarist from Washington, DC

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 149 Reviews
  • 282 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2007
  • 17 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $400 per event

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Rich Barry was praised by the last direct pupil of Andrés Segovia as "a truly innovative musician of the 21st century". He has appeared on WYPR 88.1 NPR News with Tom Hall "The Art of The Classical Guitar", "In Concert" on DC TV, "Hello Baltimore" on FOX45 and for music segments on WGAL TV, and WHTM TV. In the last decade Rich has performed in New York, Iceland, Las Vegas, Miami, Paris, The Azores, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and London. Rich Barry's repertoire ranges from Classical, Spanish, Jazz, and Basso Nova to Acoustic Alternative Rock and Pop covers. Rich Barry has been contracted for corporations around the world including Amazon, Ferrari, NBC, Google, GroupOn, NewsCorp, Gannett, USA Today, Mastercard, and TedTalks. He has performed academic recitals at Johns Hopkins University, American University, Catholic University, Eastman Conservatory, The Peabody Institute, Redlands University, and Washington College. Notable venues where Rich performed include The Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, The American History Museum of The Smithsonian, and The New York Stock Exchange. Notable past music projects include NBC Universal Cable's 2018 "Erase the Hate" 20th year campaign with violinist Katie Thomas, the Maryland Live's "Chairman's Club" in 2017 with Dan Rather at Smithsonian with guitarist Mark Edwards, Mastercard's 2017 "Priceless" with celebrity chef Joseph Johnson at the Stand, Elle Magazine's 2016 Washington's Women in Power List gala, USA Today's 2016 "Make a Difference Day" luncheon hosted by Andy Cohen and Lester Holt and "Make a Difference Day" in 2015 with Today Show's Natalie Morales, World Bank's 2015 Luncheon for Juan Carlos, the former King of Spain, Google's 2014 Analytics New Solutions launch event for New York headquarters, the DEA Vigil for Lost Promises in Baltimore Inner Harbor for victims of drug abuse, House of Cards 1st season, episode 3 production and music for Knight Takes King Productions, Ted Talks' 2013 - TEDMED Talks conference with singer Sara Jones at John F. Kennedy Center, Martha Stewart Media's 2012 "Sunset on the Hudson" on Omnimedia rooftop hosted by Martha Stewart and Groupon's pop-up concert with guitarist Ben Biers. Rich started guitar lessons at the age of four and at nine gave his first major public performance at Steadman Auditorium of Mansfield University. Study during his teenage years with Dr. Pablo Cohen, the professor of guitar at Ithaca College and Cornell University guided Rich Barry to The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University where he was awarded the prestigious Rose and Leon J. Neilburg Scholarship followed by a full graduate teaching assistant scholarship. While at Peabody, Rich studied with the esteemed pedagogue and performer Julian Gray, the current chair of Peabody's guitar department. Rich Barry's performs on a Jim Holler Guitar with Bose Sound Amplification and has a $10,000,000 dollar insurance policy for events.


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Review by Elisa N.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on September 27, 2023From Washington, DC

It was a pleasure working with Rich on two events at Del Mar in Sept/October. Rich is extremely professional and very flexible. It was great having you be a part of the event team!

Review by Diane S.

Private PartyReviewed on September 30, 2023From Baltimore, MD

Rich was perfect! Called to remjnd a nd charming when setting up the date. Fantastic music-just what I wss hoping for!! Diane

Review by Cynda F.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on September 20, 2023From Hot Springs, VA

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  • Leyenda | Isaac Albéniz
  • La Vie en Rose | Louis Guglielmi
  • Circles | Post Malone
  • I’m Yours | Jason Mraz
  • Creep | Radiohead
  • Nothing Else Matters | Metallica
  • Wild World | Cat Stevens
  • Black Hole Sun | Sound Garden
  • Time of your Life | Green Day
  • Yellow | Cold Play
  • Heart Shaped Box | Nirvana
  • Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen
  • Girl from Ipanema | Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Careless Whispers | George Michaels
  • Free Fallin | Tom Petty
  • Hotel California | The Eagles
  • Paint it Black | The Rolling Stones
  • Verano Porteño | Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla
  • 5 Preludes | Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • House of the Rising Sun | The Animals
  • The Sound of Silence | Paul Simon
  • Space Oddity | David Bowie
  • Bésame Mucho | Consuelo Velázquez
  • Suite Del Recuerdos | José Merlin
  • Here Comes the Sun | The Beatles
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra | Francisco Tárrega
  • Suite Castellana - Fanguillo, Arada and Dance | Federico Moreno Torroba
  • El Vito | José de Azpiazu
  • Yesterday | The Beatles
  • The Luckiest | Ben Folds
  • Such Great Heights | Iron and Wine
  • What a Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • The Way I am | Ingrid Michaelson
  • Dream a Little of Me | Wilbur Schwandt
  • Bittersweet Symphony | The Verve
  • Moon River | Henri Bonell
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Bart Howard
  • Beyond the Sea | Charles Trenet


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Past Events

December 6, 2023 • Christmas Party
Wed12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Richmond, VA
December 1, 2023 • Engagement Party
Fri7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Alexandria, VA
November 17, 2023 • Anniversary Party
Fri4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Springfield, VA
November 1, 2023 • Corporate Function
Wed5:00 PM - 7:00 PM McLean, VA
September 30, 2023 • Private Party
Sat7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Baltimore, MD
September 27, 2023 • Corporate Function
Wed6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Washington, DC
September 20, 2023 • Corporate Function
Wed6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hot Springs, VA
August 19, 2023 • Private Party
Sat7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Harrisonburg, VA
July 15, 2023 • Concert
Sat7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Port Charlotte, FL
June 22, 2023 • Corporate Function
Thu6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Washington, DC
December 20, 2022 • Private Party
Tue1:00 PM - 2:30 PM El Jobean, FL
December 2, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Glen Arm, MD

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