Ian Barwick
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Ian Barwick

Andover, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Andover, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
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A native of New Hampshire, Ian started playing guitar in the 1960’s, when folk music took root as a popular mainstream genre. His instrumental background includes clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, piano, banjo and bass. Pursuing a major in music from Colgate University, he enhanced his distinctive conception of world musicology with a semester in Madras, India, studying the veena, the earliest precursor to the sitar. While in college, he was able to help pay his expenses by performing in both jazz and folk clubs.

Deviating from a career in music performance, Ian crossed over into the healthcare field and became a dentist, though he never stopped playing or collecting musical experiences and songs. Dentistry was his passion for nearly 20 years before he resumed his musical journey, entering and winning several songwriter competitions and honing his performance skills.

Ian performs in the Eastern New England area, both at open mikes and as a featured performer at several local clubs, including Main Streets Market and Café, The Continental Café, The Coffee Beanery, The Stagecoach Inn and Tavern, Parish Center for The Arts, The Blue Mermaid and The Sit N’ Bull Pub.
“Guitarist and songwriter Ian Barwick performs an eclectic mix of original and ‘collected’ music to create a refreshing blend of different styles, including jazz, folk, Brazilian, blues, rock, and the West. His original compositions and guitar presentation are both thoughtful and refined.”