Recorded in a shed in his own backyard, Tim Barry is back with a new album called “Lost & Rootless”. Don’t expect any big changes here… it’s 13 more rootsy, folky tunes which – despite the album title - all come with that nice home-y front porch kinda vibe that Barry has become known for ever since he stopped being Avail’s frontman.
When asked to describe his new album in one word, Barry came up with ‘wooden’. Which sounds about right. The songs consist of little more than the good man’s vocals, an acoustic guitar and a violin with a little help from his collaborators Josh Small and sister Caitlin Hunt and range from one for the kids (“Poppa’s Porch”) to the haunting “Solid Gone”. Everything in between can be found on here as well such as the hearwarming “All My Friends” and the moving title track.
Whereas his first solo outing felt more like stripped down punk songs, Tim Barry has kept on honing his skills while finding his own voice at the same time. It’s been quite the ride and listening to “Lost & Rootless”, I’m happy to have been a witness to it