Barry Coughlin

Barry Coughlin
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Barry is a native of Galveston, Texas, and began his music career playing the College towns of Austin, San Marcos and College Station, as well as around the gulf coast of Texas. While attending college at Southwest Texas State University, he opened for many Texas acts including B.W. Stevenson, George Strait and Ace in the Hole, Lyle Lovett, Steve Fromholtz, Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, John Vandiver, Willis Alan Ramsey, Robert Earl Keen, Cristopher Cross, Clint Black, Jerry Jeff Walker, Fever Tree, Heyoka, Eric Johnson to name a few, and had to pass up a booking with Leon Russell due to a last minute complication. Barry has played shows with members of bands such as Spirit, Del Castillo, The Outlaws and other Nationally acclaimed acts, and the same stages and venues as Townes Van Zandt to Rick Derringer and Johnny Winter. He has entertained such legends as Jimmy Buffett and Joe Walsh. He has played in the Midwestern United States, Nashville, and from New Orleans to Key West, as well as the Central America countries of Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and many of over 30 various islands throughout the Caribbean that he has travelled. After spending several years playing summers in Texas and winters in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, as well as Cruise Ships and various resorts and festivals, including 4 years at the St. John Music Festival in the Virgin Islands, Barry played with several bands including The Coughlin/Pregler Band and 98 in the Shade, with Jim Pregler and Mark Kingsley from the band Salty Dog which featured Jim Krebs. He moved back to Austin, Texas where he has a recording studio, primarily for recording his own material. Barry has just finished his 11th Album entitled “Premonition”, which includes the song “Thunder Bay”, which was written while he was in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. He is starting work on a follow up to the album, "Living in the Land of the Free", which consists of songs written and performed in while in the Caribbean.


Barry still sings, but currently only very limited dates due to health reasons. He is recovering from a long hospital stay a couple of years ago. For more information go to

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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 13

Barry Coughlin  12/04/2001            
M.R.A. Company
What a guy! Great songs to chill out and listen to...
Barry Coughlin  12/03/2001            
JP Inc.
"Sweet sounds by this one of a would be crazy not to have this guy in your CD collection!!!!"
Barry Coughlin  04/05/2001            
Awesome sounds to drink beer to.
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