Profile

Barry Mitterhoff
Mandolin

Barry just finished 14 years of touring with Hot Tuna, acoustic and electric as well as many performances with Hot Tuna guitarist, Jorma Kaukonen. I’ve performed in 49 states and 19 countries including Brazil, the former Soviet Union, Australia, China, Israel, the former Czechoslovakia and the present day Czech Republic. He has developed an international reputation for his versatility, having adapted the mandolin to musical styles as diverse as bluegrass, opera, Jewish Klezmer, Dixieland, old-time, classical, Brazilian, Italian and 19th-century American duo-style. A veteran of bluegrass, Klezmer, Celtic, folk, and rock-influenced bands including “”Tony Trischka and Skyline”” and “”Bottle Hill,”” Barry has toured the Jamband and Americana scene since 2002 with rock legends Jorma Kaukonen, and Hot Tuna. He performs regularly with Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, as well as Silk City, a band he formed with his Skyline bandmates Danny Weiss and Larry Cohen. He has also performed with musical greats including Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan, Bob Weir, and Govt Mule. Barry appeared at the Metropolitan Opera with renowned singer Jerry Hadley, played and recorded with folk-singer Tom Chapin; appeared at the Smithsonian Institute and elsewhere with hard-hitting singer, songwriter and labor activist Hazel Dickens and performed with innovative “”free”” music composer Eugene Chadborn at New York City’s Knitting Factory. In addition, Barry has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, the White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York’s famous Rainbow Room, and has performed in concert and at music festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Europe. I treasure the years I played with and learned from my mentor, Ben(Tex) Logan.