Principally a singer who 40 some years ago took up playing bass guitar in order to ensure a “place in the band”.
Since the early ‘70’s Wally has held down the low-end with his Fender bass and sweetened the high end of ensemble vocal blends in the many combos of musicians with whom he has had the pleasure of working.
The genre being solidly American music, ranging from straight ahead Bakersfield country music, rock and roll from every decade that it has existed, to folk and bluegrass, his bass playing and vocals, whether in the lead role or in support, have proven themselves worthy of a spot on the bandstand.
He has been, since 1975 and remains today a member of the well-known California urban-bluegrass group known as The Cache Valley Drifters. (and at least a half-dozen other bands!)
The newest BIG thing is the October 2019 release of a second SOLO album Wally Barnick and The Trail Boss Troubadors. (aka TBT) Watch Wally’s GIGS Page for upcoming scheduled LIVE performances of TBT.
note: for more info on some of the bands that Wally works with see the links in the lower right corner of this page
note 2: any combination of the professionals who make up the bands identified here can provide just the right music for your special event. Single, duet, trio, acoustic, or full electric compliment with drums… Whether it’s for listening and ambience, dancing for a club, wedding, birthday, anniversary, winery event or any celebration. Contact Wally (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know what you desire for your event’s entertainment. Wally is also available for bass guitar and vocal studio sessions.
Rolling Stone September 2013