"Barry Zweig brings warmth and energy to every note he plays. He has a lush sense of harmony and a war chest filled with fat, juicy changes and inversions - the kind of changes that sound so rich they can actually put weight on you!"
– From Bob Barry's 2017 photographic tribute to
"John Pisano's Guitar Night. A Pictorial History"
Barry has played with, toured with, and recorded with many of the most noteworthy vocalists of the second half of the 20th Century. Here are some of his credits:
In 1964 Barry Zweig was drafted into the Army. He had the incredibly good fortune to be assigned to the NORAD Band in Colorado Springs, CO, where he got the opportunity to study with the legendary guitarist Johnny Smith. After his discharge from the Army he soon was called to join the Buddy Rich band. He played on two albums with Buddy Rich including one with Sammy Davis Jr. Mr Davis soon asked Barry to be his guitarist. Barry toured with Sammy Davis Jr. for fourteen months.
In 1968 Barry decided to settle down and break into the Los Angeles music scene. Since then he has played for, and/or recorded with Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole, Willie Bobo, Herb Alpert, Doc Severinson, Henry Mancini, Andy Williams, Bill Holman, Don Ellis, Gene Estes, Abe Most, Dave Pell, Keely Smith, Al McKibbon, Jackie Ryan and many others. He was the guitarist for Dinah Shore on her television show from 1976 until 1981.
"After more than sixty years of playing and loving the guitar I still have a deep desire to keep improving and playing the kind music that make folks smile. "
Email Barry at: firstname.lastname@example.org