It was the 1990s, and I was promoting concerts in Oregon and Washington. I did a short three-leg tour with Audio Adrenaline and got introduced to guitarist Barry Blair and the rest of the band. But after that tour, Barry up and disappeared! So whatever happened to Barry Blair? Well, today you are about to find out because all the way from Wilmore, Kentucky, I’m chatting with the original guitarist for Audio Adrenaline, Barry Blair.
Barry Blair is listed in the credits for the following albums:
|1992||Audio Adrenaline||Audio Adrenaline||Songwriter, Drums, Guitars|
|1993||Audio Adrenaline||Don't Censor Me||Songwriter, Guitars|
|1995||Audio Adrenaline||Live Bootleg||Songwriter, Guitars|
|1996||Swirling Eddies||Sacred Cows||Songwriter|
|1996||Audio Adrenaline||Bloom||Songwriter, Guitars|
|1996||Various Artists||Never Say Dinosaur||Guitars|
|1997||John Jonethis||Lounge Freak||Songwriter|
|1997||Audio Adrenaline||Some Kind of Zombie||Songwriter, Guitars|
Barry Blair has been involved with audio and the music industry for over 25 years. He is an Associate Professor of Media Communications and Audio Production at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY.
Barry’s music career began as the guitarist and a founding member of the popular Christian band Audio Adrenaline. From 1991 through 1996, Barry performed over 500 live appearances with Audio A. Barry also played guitar on 3 Audio Adrenaline recordings, including the RIAA certified gold recording, Bloom. Barry is also credited as a writer on many of the band’s hit songs, including the song “Big House,” which was named by CCM magazine as the “number 1 song of the decade” in the 1990s.
In 1996, Barry discovered the band Bleach and brought them to Forefront Records. Barry went on to produce 2 CDs for Bleach, including the 1996 CD entitled Space which received a Dove nomination for Modern Rock Album of the Year. Barry also won a Dove Award for Modern Rock Song of the Year for Bleach’s song “Epidermis Girl.” Other bands Barry has produced include Nine Lashes, Shaded Red, Addison Road, and Finding Favour.
Barry has won a total of 3 Dove Awards, one Grammy nomination, and four Dove nominations.
In recent years, Barry has been working in audio post-production for film and film scoring. He is credited as the Supervising Sound Editor, and Rerecording Mixer for the critically acclaimed feature film As It Is In Heaven. In 2014, Barry composed the music score for the feature film Hope Bridge featuring actors Booboo Stewart (“Twilight,” “X-men: Days of Future Past,” “The Descendents”) and Kevin Sorbo (“Soul Surfer,” “God’s Not Dead,” “Let There Be Light”). Hope Bridge is distributed through Pure Flix Entertainment.
Asbury University. (n.d.). Barry Blair, M.F.A.. https://www.asbury.edu/about/directory/barry-blair/