Barry McGuire Jr is a singer/songwriter from New Jersey. He has performed all over the tri-state area as a solo act and with a number of bands over the past 4 decades. His passion for music, which started with guitar lessons at 8 years old, continues to grow to this day. However, a new life-changing passion for Christ changed the direction of his life, his gift and his music. Today he writes songs which share his struggles, his salvation and God’s love and truth.
In 2009 Barry, along with guitarist and fellow Christ-follower Joe Decker, started the Christian Rock Band 288. In March 2011 the band released an EP titled “Never Too Late” featuring 5 original songs penned by Barry. From 2009 to 2012 the band played at churches, festivals, coffee houses and ministries thoughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In early 2013, the formal lineup of 288 was disbanded, however the band still “lives” as a rotating group of musicians.
Barry is also back in the studio working on a full-length CD project at Whirlybird Studios in Franklin with Ron Vreeland. Likely release date will be in Fall 2014, but some tracks may be made available on-line as they are mastered. Look for a robust performance schedule as these CDs are released later this year.
To God be the glory!