I have been singing and playing English Traditional Song nationally for 15 years, first with the duo Barron Brady and now as a solo performer. As a self-taught guitarist I try to keep the accompaniment out of the way of the words and melody, it's the songs that matter. Folk music is
exciting, moving and relevant, hallowed by time - the only kind of music that never gets old. I celebrate that and hope I demonstrate my love for this powerful music every time I sing.
"I think he's a really, really fine guitarist and an even finer interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs. His new album is called 'Sweet Billy Caution'. I think it's a lovely album, he's got a crystal clear voice and a simple but powerful accompaniment on the
album... totally and utterly beautiful."
"Si Barron's recent debut solo release, Sweet Billy Caution, is garnering plaudits aplenty our editor admits to having "nearly worn the CD out listening to it – it is one of the best I have heard in a while". Time for some investigation…"
The Living Tradition
Si's voice has a very appealing tone and I really like Si's manner, his totally relaxed yet fully committed performances exuding a beguiling brand of gentle energy that's all his own.
There's also a refreshing quality of complete honesty to his expressiveness, which sounds every bit as fresh on each subsequent hearing; this impression is accentuated by the flexibility in phrasing that Si's intuitive and genuinely responsive self-accompaniment affords.
David Kidman- Living Tradition Magazine
This is an album where the prime attraction is the man's voice and by any measure it's a voice you really ought to hear.
Tim Carroll of FolkWords.com