Rick Barry
This Antediluvian World

Release Date: N/A
Produced by: Rick Barry
Format: CD



Matt Rowe


Singer-songwriters abound in this world of doubt.  But some possess a feeling of urgency with an ability to tap into our psyches.  Rick Barry is one of those.  He is distinguished by having won the grand prize for his entry, “Courage for a Rainy Day” in the John Lennon Song-Writing contest, an award that carries some weight.  With a recently released 6-track EP with five full length tracks – the first is a short intro – called This Antediluvian World, Rick Barry provides a heartfelt, if not somewhat heartbreaking view.

With vocals that hints of Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and even Lou Reed in a NYC folk-tinged way, this collection of perspectives and thoughts is a wonderfully delivered mix.  The fifth track, “All of Your Mistakes Have Names,” is a ‘60s/’70s flavoured Pop tune that has single written all over it, while the others vary in their views on the unavoidable ills of the world, all in expertly crafted music.

Rick Barry is a quality artist, one that you’ll return to time and again, simply because he experiences and voices your own contemplations in musically artistic ways.  The music that carries his poetic lyrics is like the soul in a body, it is essential to its overall vibrancy. This makes for some simply great songs.  This Antediluvian World is an appetizer and now we want more.









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