Peter Barr's Rythym Section

Peter Barr's Rythym Section

 New York City, New York, USA
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We formed our band based on each member's ability to flow in the present, and mix elements of street with school. Our music embodies the struggle to find art and meaning in every day life and blends an array of styles that include Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Calypso, Funk and Hip Hop.

Biography

Peter Barr
Drummer/Singer Songwriter/ Band leader

Peter Barr is a drummer and multi-percussionist who has been exceedingly active on the New York music scene. Barr has lent his talent to an array of modern music stars as a performer, a composer, a recording artist and as a
bandleader/producer.

Peter Barr started playing the drumset at age 11. Barr’s musical background began with interest in rock, was later tempered in jazz and has since expanded into explorations of the various forms of African and Caribbean expressions.

By the age 17, Barr’s passion for drumming and music led him to leave his native Chicago for the East Coast, where he formed the bands Aqua Prophet and Mingus Three.

Barr was later to enroll into the Berklee School, where he befriended and played together with bassist Esperanza Spaulding.

Barr’s stay in the Boston area found him playing with steel pan visionary Mackie Burnette and in collaborations with the Wild Sextet, Marco Benevento, Timo Shanko and Boubacar Diabate.

In 2005, Barr relocated to Brooklyn, where he played with a diverse cross section of musicians and singers that include Ornette Coleman, Alan Cave, Tiga and Tchaka, Nomsa Mazwai, Nonthantha Kheswa, Manze Dayila and Nago Nation, Les Ambassadeurs du Manding, On Ka’a Davis, The Underground Horns, Dana Manno, Anthony Cedras, Jojo Kuo, Fan-Fan Damas, Miles Nielsen, The Rodeo Clowns, Monvelyno Alexis, Lamine Toure and Group Saloum and The Manifestation of Benchoumy.

In 2011, Barr wrote and performed the musical score for the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway theater production Drawn and Quartered, presented at Intar theater in New York.

Most recently, Barr has been leading his own groups and has been producing his recorded releases.

Barr cites his musical influences to be; Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Cheap Trick, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Ravi Shankar, Bob Marley, David Byrne/Talking Heads, Radiohead, Mighty Sparrow, Lord Kitchener and Salif Keita.

Lyrics

On the Inside

Written By: Peter Barr

We are the same, on the inside. Our blood's the same, On the inside
Money, is what divides us, and you know i think its funny, to live a lie for it, take to the sky for the money, we killed those guys for it, and now i don't think its funny, to fight and die for it, the bombs are flying for the money.
We are the same , on the inside, our blood is the same color red, it doesn't matter what you have in your head, our blood is the same color red, it only matters what you got, in your head, on the inside.
Money , i can't believe in it, and you know i think its funny, how much we need of it, you did your deed for the money, i think you'd leave for it, and now i don't think its funny, to watch you bleed for it, you did what you did for the money.

The Sound of a Miracle

Written By: Peter Barr

Music, its the sound of a miracle, you can use it, to describe what you feel, music, its the sound of a miracle.
I wish everybody could play, Music,
Its the sound of a miracle, everyone can use it,
to describe what they feel, Music, its the sound of a miracle.
Music, makes me feel so good, Music , just like i know i should..
Music, its the sound of a miracle, everyone can lose it, when they fall out of key. Music, its the sound of a miracle.
Music, makes me feel so good, Music , just like i know i should..
Music, cures all my ale's. Music, puts wind back in my sails..
Music , its the sound of a miracle.Music , its the sound of a miracle.
its the sound of a miracle.
Music, makes me feel so good, Music , just like i know i should..
Music, cures all my ale's. Music, puts wind back in my sails..
Just like i know i should..

Discography

On The Inside - LP released 2011.