Barry has been playing music and singing since 1975, including stints in the seminal mid- to- late 70′s punk rock scenes of CBGB in NYC and The Rat in Boston. He was Producer and Musical Director for Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Famer LaVern Baker from 1989 until her death in 1997. He has produced over thirty albums including releases by LaVern Baker, Peter Wolf, Aimee Mann, The Irresponsibles, Rev. Lee Mitchell, Patricia Vlieg, Philip Hamilton, Concept 6 and Clara Lofaro. He’s been a songwriter and or producer for several feature films, including “Dick Tracy”, “Shag: the Movie”, and “A Rage in Harlem”. He is an Associate Professor at The New England Institute of Art and teaches at the Berklee College of Music and Emerson College.