Barry Goudreau - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Barry Goudreau developed an early interest in the guitar, starting lessons at age 11 with a borrowed acoustic guitar. By age 13 he was in his first band “The Tournadoes”. At 15 he joined a band with future “Boston” drummer Sib Hashian, often playing seven nights a week, seven sets a night in Boston’s infamous “Combat Zone.” In his first year at Boston University, he and a high school friend at MIT started a band that would be joined by guitarist/keyboard player Tom Scholz. With the addition of vocalist Brad Delp,“Mother’s Milk” began a series of demo tapes that would lead to a recording contract. With bassist Fran Sheehan on board, the band now called “Boston”, would go on to sell 17 million copies of its first record. G o u d r e a u appeared on the first two “Boston” records and tours. He released a solo album called “Barry Goudreau” on Epic records, which included the single “Dreams” featuring Brad Delp on lead vocals.
Goudreau left “Boston” and formed a new band, “Orion the Hunter” whose first release “So you Ran”, was featured on MTV and VH-1. They toured extensively, including an opening spot on tour with Aerosmith. Goudreau reconnected with singer Brad Delp in the 1990s in a band called RTZ. Both single releases for the record, “Face the Music” and “Until Your Love Comes Back Around” were featured on MTV and VH-1. The band toured extensively until Delp left to rejoin “Boston”. The duo worked together through the years until Brad’s death in 2007.
Goudreau says of the Allstars, “This is a great group of guys who have become good friends, and it’s a great hang! They are some of the best musicians I have ever worked with. The group has done a series of shows for various charities. It’s a privilege to do good work with people you enjoy being with.”