Princeton, NJ, June 22, 2020 --(PR.com
)-- When 20 of his tour dates in the United States and Canada were "rescheduled" with no date in site, international recording, touring artist and past member of the multiple Grammy winning group, Chanticleer, Terry Barber decided to focus on songwriting.
"It is a painful time for our industry, so rather that sitting around and getting depressed about rescheduled dates, I needed to be productive," explains Terry.
Terry Barber was actually about 30 dates over his self-imposed tour quota of 50 dates this season, so he had hit his target when the covid19 wall came down on the industry, an industry that survives based on the gathering of large groups. Terry was almost finished with a new song about that crisis and ready to release it when the tragic killing of George Floyd occurred.
"I stopped in my tracks. Held my breath. The world was already struggling, and now this?" Terry exclaimed.
Terry went back to the drawing board on the song's video and decided to give 50% of the proceeds from the MP3 sale to the NAACP.
"When the World Falls Apart" has had a record number of shares and views on Terry's page facebook.com/TouringArtist. He is thankful that the song resonates. He is already working on a follow up song that is "less cathartic and more uplifting" he shares. He expects a limited tour to begin again in fall and based on the safety of his audience, for things to really resume "as close to normal as possible" in early 2021.
About Terry Barber:
Past member of Grammy winning, Chanticleer, Terry Barber has been a soloist for the best venues around the world, from the Metropolitan Opera to Moscow's Svetlanov Hall and can be heard on recordings with artists from Madonna, Jewel, Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, to the London Philharmonic. Terry's most recent solo album was considered for 8 Grammy nominations. "Barber has Star Quality" – Atlanta Journal-Constitution