Barry Waldrep is a very accomplished musician on Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo. From his early days of Bluegrass Festivals to traveling the country on the Jam Band Circuit. Barry is also well-versed on many different genres of music, and able to hear the difference in how it should be played. He has recorded, toured and performed with well known artists like ZAC BROWN, JOHN COWAN, TONY RICE, CLARENCE "GATEMOUTH" BROWN, JOEY & RORY, RANDY TRAVIS, JOHN BERRY, JIMMY HALL, Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, Marty Raybon, Mike Farris, Larry Campbell, Jacob Bunton, Jim Lauderdale, Warren Haynes, Darrell Scott and many more.
In 2012 Barry put together a power house ensemble to create the Smoke From The Kitchen CD/DVD. The banjo was the forefront, but the style of music was truly a Southern Rock/Bluegrass fusion. The performers on this project are BARRY WALDREP (Banjo, Acoustic Guitar & Mandolin), CHUCK LEAVELL (Piano), DAVID "DAWG"GRISMAN (Mandolin), OTEIL BURBRIDGE (Bass), PAUL T. RIDDLE (Drums & Percussion), CHARLIE STARR (Vocals, Electric Guitar, Resonator Guitar), BENJI SHANKS (Electric Guitar, Resonator Guitar), COY BOWLES (Hammond Organ, Vocals) PARIS LUNA, (Harmony Vocal), AARON TRUBIC (Harmony Vocal).