Barrie Howard
Boogie, Blues, and Buffett
Call for bookings at (704) 460-8013
or click here to
I've been entertaining audiences since Elvis was skinny.  Started as a drummer and
figured out that guitars were easier to carry.  I also suspected that girls liked guitar
players better.  One out of two aint bad.

SOLO.  I sing and play classical guitar with harmonica fills.  I love playing smooth
stuff for receptions, dinners, whatever.... and I do a show called BLOWING IN THE
WIND, complete with video program and singalong designed for schools, cultural
organizations or house concerts.  Check out my page about that program.

2 SMOOTH.   My musical partner, Marguerite Beyer, brings her unique vocal talents
to our musical duo.  The playlist runs from standards to Americana.  Great for senior
events, weddings, house concerts, or any special occasion.

THE VAGABONDS.  I first organized the Vagabonds 20 years ago.   We're an
acoustic trio, at home on a concert stage or playing unplugged for any event.  The
music ranges from foot-stomping rockabilly to Roots type tunes and ballads for a
romantic mood.   

And I'm a writer and an actor so I love working a mic and keeping the party moviing.  
But I also love to provide the warm and intimate background that smooth vocals with  
classical guitar played through the great sound of a BOSE PA can deliver.

Call for references.

I do a bunch of originals
and great tunes like....

Stormy Monday
Take Me To The River
Angel From Montgomery
Blue Suede Shoes medley
Me And Bobbie McGee
Big Boss Man
Come Monday
Saint James Infirmary
All Along The Watchtower
City of New Orleans
Heard It Thru the Grapevine
Polk Salad Annie
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Big River
Proud Mary
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Long Chain On
Blue Skies
Sinatra standards
Jimmy Reed classic blues
SOLO SOUNDS.  Some videos of
live performances
Barrie Plays the Blues
Give In To The Blues
2 Smooth plays Gershwin
Oldies but
Vagabonds at EARTH DAY