Rich Barry
Rich Barry

Rich Barry

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Introduction: Guitarist Eliot Fisk, who was the last direct pupil of Andrés Segovia, praised Rich Barry as "a truly innovative musician of the 21st century". Rich is a musical zelig with a diverse performance career as a soloist and collaborator with over two-thousand gigs in 29 states and 11 countries. Rich Barry has been interviewed on WYPR 88.1 - NPR News "The Art of The Classical Guitar" by Tom Hall and has performed for segments on affiliated stations of NBC, CBS, Fox and Hearst Television and on many podcasts. Notable past music projects include NBC Universal Cable's Chairman Bonnie Hammer’s “Erase the Hate” 20th anniversary event, Maryland Live's “Chairman’s Club” night with Dan Rather at the Smithsonian, MasterCard's “Priceless” campaign, ELLE's fourth annual “Washington’s Women in Power List”, USA Today's "Make a Difference Day" hosted by Andy Cohen and Lester Holt, a private performance for Juan Carlos, the former King of Spain, and for MS Media's “Sunset on the Hudson” hosted by Martha Stewart.

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20 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Music Entertainment - Alexandria 2020

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

35 reviews


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Tashia T.

Music Entertainment

Very professional and know how to please a crowd. I hired Rich to play for my clients wedding and wow did he impress. He covered all the music they wanted and then some. His work is commendable, classical and timeless. I will definitely be looking to hire again in the future.
Jul 2, 2021
Rachel E.

Music Entertainment

Rich is a phenomenal musician with a keen ability to cater to his clientele. He played for our small 15 person backyard wedding on May 15th, and we couldn’t have been happier with the beautiful ambiance he created. The music was perfectly tailored to our vision due to his attentive communication and eye for detail. It was absolutely seamless: we didn’t even have a day-of coordinator, and Rich executed like a total pro with essentially zero guidance. We were honestly amazed. If you want gorgeous music, and a true professional artist, Rich will deliver. Absolutely amazing. 10/10!!!
May 20, 2021
Becky W.

Music Entertainment

Rich Barry was fabulous! His music drew everyone in our audience in with its beauty. We could have listened for hours and were disappointed when his program was over. Very professional; great communicator and overall nice guy with loads of talent. We are already trying to determine how soon we can have him perform for us again. He was a hit! I would recommend him for any type of venue as he is that good!
Apr 20, 2021
Elizabeth B.

Music Entertainment

Having a COVID wedding with a couple of changes in plans, to include music, had us in a crunch as our original plan would no longer work. We found Rich on Thumbtack and are so lucky and thankful that we did! He was responsive through all of the scheduling and personal asks of music to be played. He is very talented (our guests even commented as such) and greatly added to our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. When we need to partner with a guitarist again we will definitely reach out to Rich.
Dec 15, 2020
Brian R.

Music Entertainment

Contracted Rich to perform at a private picnic for my wonderful girlfriend and I. Rich responded to my request immediately and communicated all the information needed to make this occasion a hit! Showed up ahead of time and his music selection was spot on. Definitely recommend.
Oct 20, 2020
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Richard Barry


  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    It is all I have ever known since the age of 4.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Every one is different.

  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

    I performed at the Mexican Embassy for the "Global Environment Fund"

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