Barry and the Fountains


My name is Greg McDonald and I am reaching out on behalf of Chicago-based artist Barry and the Fountains who is currently releasing a brand new LP project called 'The Great Extreme' on October 19th, 2020. We thought Barry's unique blend of Louisiana-to-Chicago based soul, indie, R&B and alternative might be of interest to you. We are planning on doing a series of Georgia based shows next year and would greatly appreciate it if you were able to provide a review on the upcoming album or a feature of the newly released single Rose. Below, I have provided his comprehensive one sheet including more information about the release, social media links, a press kit and more.

Let me know if there is anything else you need from me and thank you very much for your time! We sincerely hope to work with

Stay healthy and all the best,

Greg McDonald






About Barry & The Fountains

Barry J Fontenot is a Louisiana-born, Chicago-based musician whose endearing sound is dipped in mixtures of heartfelt neo-soul and alternative folk melodies. Raised and inspired by deep soul & delta blues sonic sensibilities, you can hear his channeling of legendary musicians such as Otis Redding, Sam Cook and other timeless crooners. That being said, in his original compositions, Barry reveals the more eclectic influences that have followed him throughout his musical journey — he strives, in his own words, to “write em’ like Jazz songs, play em’ like Rock songs, and sing em’ like Soul songs".

Upon moving to Chicago, Barry developed a number of working relationships in the city’s independent music scene; with his closest musical collaborators, the 'The Fountains,’ he blended his distinctly smooth voice with the effortless contemporary (yet nostalgic) instrumentals of his comrades, to synthesize the group’s signature sound. Gracing the stages of the Chicago music scene, Barry pushes forward this year with his independently produced album, The Great Extreme, produced by keyboardist Amir Khay Nir, preceded by two singles: the recently released "Kleo," 8/26/2020, and the upcoming "Rose," debuting 9/23/2020. Please enjoy these passionately crafted singles in anticipation of the full album on October 19th.


Debut EP

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