Barry Creek was raised in Jonesborough TN in a musical family. He got his first guitar at age 6 and began teaching himself to play from a simple chord book. His love for music and a keen ear led him to begin playing along with the phonograph and radio, learning the “riffs” and rhythmic progressions of many of the masters from a variety of genres. He began writing his own songs around the age of 14 and performed one of his original songs for the first time at his high school talent show during his sophomore year. Joining the U.S. Navy out of high school gave him the claim to international performer as he played at many “ports of call” while on liberty during a Mediterranean tour. The most memorable of these being a set in with an Italian band for a new years gig at the Santa Lucia Hotel in Naples Italy where the Italian people loved him and nicknamed him “Bambino” because of his youthful appearance. After his military service he continued to write and perform. He hooked up with fellow singer/songwriter Bryan Radek in Charlotte, N.C. and they co-produced a vinyl “45” under the name of ‘The Radek/Creek Project’. Relocating to Atlanta in the mid 80’s he and his wife performed together in the “Atlanta Regional Choir” and were privileged to sing the national anthem at a Braves game as well as perform at “Stone Mountain Park” for an Independence Day celebration singing a variety of patriotic anthems. They were also able to record a cassette of this performance at “studio 1” in Atlanta. During that same time period he performed on stage with Joe South (writer of “Games People Play”) at the Atlanta CMA awards ceremony and was a member of the Memphis Music Association. Barry has recorded in studios in Georgia and Tennessee. Groups he has performed with include The Barry Creek Band (winner of battle of the bands @ the Douglas County Fair, Ava, MO 1988), Tyten, Breaking Point, John Neiman and the Tuff Luck Band (bass & back up vocals), One Last Ride, and his all original band Ruby Scream. Since 2012 he has been a regular participant in the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival and has co-written with many other artists, too numerous to name but several of these co-writes making it on to the CD’s of various artists. He has continued to perform throughout the region as a solo artist and with his band under the names “Barry Creek Band” and “Ruby Scream”. They have performed at venues such as the Appalachian Fair in Gray, TN, the Spirit Festival in Grundy, VA and many benefits over the past years. He has also appeared on local radio in the Tri-Cities. He has worked with several youth, mentoring them in the art of songwriting, and has continued to write and record new songs. Music has always been a part of his family life and religious worship. He has shared his love of music with his children and has enjoyed watching them develop their talents and performing together. His greatest sense of musical accomplishment is seeing the enjoyment others receive through his music and knowing the legacy he will someday leave his posterity. Barry’s songs share with the listener his life experiences, his love for his family, his love of God and his love of our great Country. Though the gift of music was passed down from both sides of his family, Barry attributes his greatest influence to his maternal grandfather, Frank James Honeycutt, who could play anything he touched, an incredible performer who was a modern day troubadour of his time in every sense of the word!