Internationally known American recording artist and multiple award-winning songwriter with numerous radio hits throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Winner of the German Music Prizes for, “Song of the Year 2011” (That Girl Who Sang Johnny Cash), "Album of the Year 2012“ (The Crooked Road) and "Singer of the Year-2013”.
In May 2022, Barry released his 22nd album of original songs. In 2021, he released 7 albums including a series of four volumes titled “Diamonds In The Rough”. In 2018 he released a "Gals and Guys - The Duet Album" which features 12 duets with award-winning singers Marty Wolfe, Jolina Carl, Danah Heiser, and Gitty Bauersfeld from Germany, Vivian Searcy from Sweden, Danielle Poot from The Netherlands, the late Ann Pascoe from New Zealand, Micheal Lonstar from Poland and Daniel T. Coates and Doug Adkins from the US.
In 2022, Barry released six albums of original songs, with included two folk opera albums with a social issue theme. Also included in the six is his 20th album “Bluegrass from the Crooked Road" is a compilation of 18 Bluegrass styled song that he has written and recorded. Along with the albums Stolen Dreams, Someone In Colorado and Diamond’s in the Rough Volume Four, he completed a busy year of writing and recording.
In January 2023 he released a unique album titled “My Friends-My Songs”. A collection of 17 various country artists from the US and Europe lending their voices to the original tracks of songs Barry has written and previously recorded. The album Family Tree is the story of his ancestors immigration to America. In November, he released Better Life as another 12 songs collection of original country songs.
Barry grew up in the foothills of the mystical Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and has been serenading crowds around the world with his special brand of original music and other favorites as well for over 49 years. In his fourth decade of songwriting and performing, his repertoire includes more than 900 songs from 450 different recording artists, spanning from music's roots to those songs of today in genres of Americana, Country, Irish Folk, Rockabilly, Classic Rock, Swing, and R&B, in addition to over 200 original songs.
In his 27rd year of performing as a solo artist based in Germany, he has opened shows for 5-time Grammy Winner and Tejano Music Legend “Flaco Jimenez”, Grammy-winning Tejano Band “Los Texmaniacs”, die-hard Honky Tonker “Dale Watson” and Canadian’s Best Known Bluegrass Group “The Goods”.
Highly skilled, innovative guitar player and a walking encyclopedia of songs, his interpretation make every song his own with style and respect for the legends.
Maintaining the tradition of the Troubadour, he’s armed with a ringing acoustic guitar and strong voice to entertain crowds from 1 to 1000 or more.
German Country Prize Awards
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”an American Troubadour, a singer/songwriter par excellence.. A singer with seemingly endless repertoire of songs and stories.. Barry P. Foley lived the songs and stories.