Award winning singer/songwriter, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, flute and harmonica. 2016 winner of LA Music Producers Choice Award (best of 25 years) with a CD just released called Barrie Dempsey, available on www.barriedempsey.com, cdbaby, iTunes and Spotify.
My live show consists of strong vocals accompanied by a rhythmic and melodic acoustic guitar style. I don’t just strum guitar.
I play harmonica along with the guitar and I use a looper pedal so I can accompany myself with flute.
I have over 125 covers and 45 originals. I’m always building my library. I have played gigs up to five hours long. Some artists I cover are Darius Rucker, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, John Prine, Eagles, Beatles, James Taylor, Dawes, Jimmy Buffett, Beth Hart, Tom Petty, Jackson Brown, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Robert Johnson, Faith Hill, Joe Bonamassa, Jack Tempchin, JJ Kale, Michael Buble, Muddy Waters, Kebmo, traditionals and many more.
I have a strong sound reinforcement background and my system reflects that. I will use a Fishman 220A or a Roland Street Cube separately for small to medium gigs but can combine them for larger ones. I get the best sound for the space acoustics and consider the audience for volumn levels.