Barry Bays, Professor of Practice of Entertainment Industry Studies/Director of DMI Bands, has performed and recorded with some of the top musicians in the world, including Shawn Lane, Roger Fisher (Heart), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Hubert Sumlin, W.S. “Fluke” Holland (Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley), Steve Azar, Charlie Worsham, The Beat Daddys, Charlie Musslewhite, Big George Brock, Dorothy Moore, Jimbo Mathus, Johnny Neel, John Mohead, Willie King, Tricia Walker, Kristian Dambrino, and many others.

Barry has appeared in the internationally recognized music magazines Guitar Player, Guitar World, and Living Blues; he has also appeared in Delta Magazine and The Delta Business Journal. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy and a board member of the Follow Your Heart Arts Program. Barry also appeared in the special double issue of Living Blues Magazine entitled “Mississippi Blues Today!” For more information on Barry Bays visit his website