At the Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society (BGAS) we love to celebrate! Our next big celebration is coming up on July 20th. Why are we celebrating?
Because the one and only Barry Ward is coming back to our stage. Barry presented a knockout show for us two years ago. We are still talking about it. His smooth, full baritone voice is so soothing he could sing the coyotes to sleep. Perhaps he even has since he is an actual cowboy- not just a singer who puts on a Stetson and boots.
The cowboy- farmer life Barry led settles the question of authenticity and his right to sing cowboy music. However, the real reason we love Barry is because of the poignant, real tales his songs tell. He a master storyteller and he writes the perfect music to accompany them.
Barry is a true patriot of our country and keeper his own heritage. His songs reveal a deep love and respect for America now and then.
Barry is frequently recognized by the Western and Cowboy Music Associations.
In 2017 Barry earned CD of the Year by the Roots Music Commission and in 2015 Western CD of the Year by the Rural Roots Music Commission.
2014 brought him the Western Music Male Vocalist of the Year Award.
The list goes on and on but you really don't need to know any of that. You need to know that when you come to BGAS on July 20th you will have a great experience of outstanding music and heartfelt stories of patriotism, cowboys and the American West.
With Barry at the helm we are not going to lose that part of our heritage. And that is cause for celebration!
Join us at 5:30 to jam or listen. The show begins at 7:00.
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is a bluegrass/gospel group from up the road in Elbert territory. They regularly play at Elbert Christian Church (hence E-C). The group consists of John Gresham (mandolin), Gayle Gresham (guitar), Keven Pranger (bass), Dale Rosburg and Rebecca Schroeder. Audiences enjoy their 4-part harmonies and toe-tapping music.