On Saturday June 1, 2024, singer/songwriter Barry Cloyd will be performing at the Bishop Hill Folk Music Festival. His free performance will start at 3 p.m. by the village park gazebo in Bishop Hill, IL.
Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern based, award-winning, touring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/historian who typically performs more than 125 shows of all types per year. Barry is also a recording artist with 10 CD’s, the last of which, the all original “Southland”, won an award for best Americana album in 2016 which resulted in his tracks “Spirit Dance” and “Know This River” being placed in international radio rotation. Barry combines his original songs with traditional songs, well-known and not so well known covers. An Americana artist, Barry sticks a musical toe in all types of Folk/Roots Music waters: bluegrass and mountain music on 5-string banjo, the Delta slide of Riverboat music on Dobro, all manner of acoustic guitars, including 4-string, 6-string,12-string, high-strung, altered tuned instruments, mandolin and other things acoustic. In addition, he is a strong vocalist and a prolific songwriter. Barry Cloyd has been earning a living by touring, concerts, song-writing and performing original edu-tainment programs for the past 24 years.
This event is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the Galesburg Community Foundation and the Geneseo Foundation. For more details, you can call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net.