Barry & The Blasters is a group of eight local musicians who have been playing sold out shows in Ottawa and the Outaouais since 2005. The band delivers a high-energy performance, merging blues, rock blues and classic R&B from across several decades. While members come from a variety of musical backgrounds and experiences, their common bond is a love for great music. The Blasters are proud of their contributions over the years to the National Capital Region and the opportunities we have had to share our passion for music with our fans.
The band has drawn inspiration from a variety of classic blues and blues rock artists, including Otis Redding, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Sam Cook, Jimmie Smith, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Jimmie Reed, Jimmie Vaughan, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Joe Bonamassa, to name a few.