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Singer-Songwriter &Composer



Miss Ella Shafer, Blue Monday Monthly, July 3, 2017

"...I slipped 'Under the Sun' into the disc player and I was captured under a say this man can play those white and black keys is an understatement...his melodic voice combined with the backup artists he brought on board bring richness to this project. I am fascinated by these guest artists...with Roddy at the helm, this group would have been capable of appearing at venues such as the Copa Cabana and the Apollo."

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Rhys Williams, Blues Blast Magazine, May 7, 2017

"Opening with the witty, upbeat 'Enough Stuff' is immediately clear that the focus of the album ('ODD') is on the songs themselves...the result is a great success--a delightful collection of well-constructed songs, all played with an engaging verve...Ian Walters dispenses magnificent barrelhouse boogie woogie piano in the rollicking instrument duet 'Dido Yarn Boogie'...a very enjoyable album that will make you want to immediately hit 'play' again and then to investigate Barnes' other releases."

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George Fish, Blues Blast Magazine

"Barnes demonstrates that he is a multi-layered talent indeed, someone from whom one desires to hear more: an able songwriter whose songs are often laced with ironic wit; an expressive vocalist with a strong, clear tenor; and a masterful piano player who can romp with the boogie and play the blues."

Eric Schuurmans,

"With his album 'ODD', again Roddy Barnes has succeeded in bringing out something special, exceptional and especially....odd!"

18 Mar

Rocket 88 Keyboard Extravaganza

Oakdale, PA

Ann Rabson, Recording Artist for Alligator Records

"Roddy Barnes is an excellent songwriter and singer but his piano playing truly stands out.  He plays with an exquisite combination of wit and passion which really brings life to his music." 


Solo Albums:

Roll with the Punches (1993)

Betrayed (1995)

Blues, Boogie and Soul (1997)

Broken Wing (2000)

Ballads and Barrooms (2003)

Unseen (2006)

Under the Sun (2009)

ODD (2015)

Group Albums:

Songs from the C.C. Show, with C.C. Stevens (2013)

Neo-Classic Blues, with Gaye Adegbalola (2004)


The Goathouse Refuge

Pittsboro NC



Fredericksburg Library

Fredericksburg, VA



Blues Week 

Augusta Heritage Center

Elkins, WV

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