Reissued with re-vamped artwork on digi-pak CD.
With his first full length album, “Rivanna Junction,” Tim Barry arrived with such presence and confidence in his craft it was clear he was a man steeped in the tradition of folk and country music. Tim would joke that he’s “just another old guy that used to be in a punk band that now plays an acoustic guitar,” but those of us that have heard the records he’s made, or seen one of the many shows he’s played over the years know there’s a lot more to the story than that. This record is ten honest portraits of melancholy, anger, joy, redemption and more than anything, the pursuit of a life worth living. All of the vigor and vitriol of his days as the singer in hardcore/punk band Avail are evident here, but this isn’t your average “folk punk” record, because, well, Tim Barry isn’t the kind of guy that writes your average song.