"...sparse, weary, hard dirt Americana....think of a combination of Steve Earle, Jason Isbell (co-writer of Jeb's song "When the Ball Dropped") and Chris Singleton...."
"…Jeb Barry is one of those singer-songwriters that could have been sitting around the dining room table with Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Larry Jon Wilson and all the rest of them in Heartworn Highway... " Paul Jackson Fatea Magazine UK
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints (Michael O’Neill on guitar, mandolin, and vocals, Chris Sampson on bass, and Josh Pisano on drums ) play sparse, rootsy, country influenced Americana.
2018 saw the release of the double cd texas., etc...
Jeb released his second solo cd Milltown, in late 2015... a follow-up to 2014's Bury Me In A Lonely Place. Both releases received rave reviews and airplay, especially Milltown, in Europe. (See "Milltown Reviews" and "Radio Airplay" pages)
A prolific songwriter, Jeb Barry has written over 4000 songs that roam through all styles of music. His more recent songs have been compared to Steve Earle, Jason Isbell and Townes Van Zandt, ….sparse, weary songs of the darker side of life…all recorded with no computers…and no autotune…Americana at its simplest, and finest. In 2014 Jeb signed his first publishing contract with Washington Street Publishing in Nashville after two years of pitching songs. Since then he had over a dozen songs added to his publishing tally.
Jeb is a regular performer in Nashville, especially at the Bluebird Café. He and the Saints have also performed at Club Passim, the Hudson Music Fest, Chesterwood Americana Fest, Club Helsinki, and are repeat performers at the Freshgrass Music Festival each fall…just to name a few….
In late 2012 he was twice named a 'Songwriter to Watch' by the Nashville Songwriters Association (for the first two songs he submitted) and several of his songs have received high rating and recommendations by NSAI and ASCAP Nashville. He has also received interest from various Nashville publishers. That same year saw the release of the Pawn Shop Saints EP Dead Broke and Dangerous with all songs by Jeb. The year before Jeb was a finalists in the Early Bird round of the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest for the second year in a row.
Jeb first gained major label (Gary Gersh/Cindi Peters at DGC) attention in the last 1980's and early 1990's in the power pop group The Typicals.