Barbara Degraw Resume

      1980-1982: Lead singer for Reaper. Long Island Based rock band performing covers of such artists as Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Pat Benetar, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks. Played such venues as Great Gildesleeves, NYC and Upstate, Governer's Island, Billy Joel's Charity Begins at Home Motorcycle Rally along with local Long Island clubs.

1982-1885: Singer/Songwriter performing originals at Dinner Clubs around Southeastern Long Island.

1987-Present: Singer/Songwriter/Horror Novelist! Still writing, I have performed at Gage Hall in Charleston, 2 productions of Lowcountry Rockin' the Opry (SC Arts Council) and misc. solo shows at local clubs.

I am a rythm guitar player, who dabbles with finger picking. I accompany myself with a Burnside Guild Acoustic/electric. I would like to collaborate with like minded musicians. I am looking for a lead acoustic/electric guitarist with heavy blues influences, lots of fingerpicking. Back-up harmony would be a plus. Bass, (stand-up or electric), Drums, keyboards, violin, harmonica all could find a place in my compositions.

I am at the point in my career where I'd like to record my originals for publication and marketing.Ultimately I would like to make my work available for other artists. Would also like to perform professionally as my schedule allows. As a writer and business owner, I have many irons in the fire, but music has always been my first love.

Updated:  September 19, 2010

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