Thanks for visiting my Reverend Barry Willie Black website!
I’ve counted over 1410 covers now, and 300 Willie Nelson covers…
so far. I heard my first Willie Nelson songs before I was ten.
Oh, and BTW… It was my intention to become renowned as at least a “good vocalist” when I began singing karaoke, not a karaoke legend, which I have been called more times than I can now remember.
There. Now I’ve said it.
With over 50 years of this vocal habit behind me, I am looking forward to the band showing up for those occasions when I want, need, or simply desire, to sing a song or two.
Public recruitment is now open for The Luck Texas Rangers and The Rogue Princes of Texas … so sez Rev. Barry Willie Black.
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These sites are being updated to reflect current events, but only as time allows… and it does not often, allow.
Today Rev. Barry Willie Black’s “Sing Into My Can Network” added the first 450 tracks.
While the broadcasts are intended to eventually be live, they are not yet. At the moment they could be characterized as “sporadic” and “eclectic” The first 455 tracks are from our demo archives, and are all Rev. Barry Willie Black singing favorites for various moments, seasons, and times in his life. For the sake of variety, we have added some awesome country streams to augment the lists.
Added Radionomy streams added:
Country US: High
Country US: Gold
Country US: Medium
Country US: reserve
Additional artists will be added as they are recorded at
“The Hole In The Wall Studio” In Austin, Texas,
“The Live Music Capital of The World”
A while back, I began selling “pre-release” versions of the CD projects listed on my main site, so that I can help fund the final studio work for each. I will be posting crowding opportunities for each project when I am running one. So far I have completed the songs and layouts for almost 100 CDs. I will be posting a “buy it early” button on each CD project page, annnd, you can also order pre-release versions of those I haven’t completed yet… to help support those projects that you would like to see finished sooner, than later… so sez Reverand Barry Willie Black
I became an ordained minister so that I can perform weddings… So now the world can have Weddings by Willie. And soon I will be ready to bring karaoke to your private parties, too.
The real purpose of the site is the music.
So far, I have recorded over 1325 covers… my middle name is William, a.k.a. ‘Willie’.
Of those nearly thirteen hundred songs, more than one in six (over 265) was recorded by Willie Nelson, himself.
Most of these recordings aren’t ready for distribution, so I have disabled the download function until licensing is in place! … but there’s old playlists still available. I’ve began placing the newest songs at the beginning of the long list, so folks that heard the earlier ones don’t have to hunt for the new ones. About 80 of the songs recorded since that time are now on my profile on my website at Favorite Local Bands.
And please don’t pick on me for those I should NOT let folks hear, yet! The one’s posted are just the “ghetto demos” done in my “Hole In The Wall Studio” aka my room. The list on this site is just a chronology, from where I started recording in May of 2009, and these are as ghetto as demo recordings can be.
50% of proceeds of sales through Reverbnation go to one of my favorite charities… Fender Music Foundation