GREENE — Barry Wood, who has been entertaining for more than 60 years, will perform a mix of old pop classics, soft rock of 1950-1970 and traditional country music on Friday, June 8, at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial.

Wood has had his own bands up to 10 years ago, when he decided to become a solo performer. He uses what is called a “band in a box” style, playing electric guitar and doing vocals and instruments, with his own arrangements. 

About seven years ago, the Jay resident started entering competitions and has received more than 70 vocalist, entertainer and instrumental awards from the Down East Country Music Association, Maine Country Music Association and North American Country Music Association International in Tennessee.

In his first year of competition in Tennessee, he won the Little Jimmy Dempsey Memorial Award for outstanding instrumentalist. This past year, he entered five categories in the Down East Country Music Association competition and won first place in all five.

In 2007, Wood performed with one of his idols, the late Les Paul, at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. He has released six albums.

Performances will be at 2 and 7 p.m. at the memorial at 371 Sawyer Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 946-5311 or visit www.sawyer-foundation.com.


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