Barry Turner

Playing since the age of 8, Barry Turner aka BFUNK is a versatile award winning drummer that plays many style of music to include Jazz, R&B, Funk, Blues, and Latin. Barry has played with blues giant Eddie Kirkland, formerly of the John Lee Hooker band to local DC blues legends, Linwood Taylor, Robert Light House, James Mabry and Clarence the Bluesman Turner. As part of the 1998 DC Blues Competition winning band, The Blueshounds Barry’s solid funk pocket and innovative interpretations of classic blues standards help thrust the band to the international blues competition in Memphis Tenn. The Blueshounds finished in the top 10 of all the unsigned bands from around the world! 

Barry currently co-manages his own band along with his funk partner Charles “Reds” Adkins. The bands unique name allows Barry and Reds to be a rhythm section for hire, or with its core band members depending on the gig. The bands name is MASFIK. It stands for Me And Some Folks I Know. This way the band can bring in a stable of talented Folks We Know to perform, or be called upon to play many types of gigs for other groups.

Barry’s influences include his father, who bought him his first drum set, as well as Art Blakey, Billy Cobham, Lenny White, Dennis Chambers, Don Brewer, and Peter Rivera.

Notable Performances

Artscape – Baltimore, MD
Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival – NYC
Baker Park Concerts – Frederick, MD
Sunfest & Springfest – Ocean City, MD
Smithsonian Folk Life Festival – The Mall
Luray Caverns Blues Festival – Luray Caverns
African American Heritage Festival – Baltimore, MD
8th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival – PG College, MD
Great Eastern Blues Festival- Massanutten Ski Resort
DC Blues Society Blues Festival – Carter Barron Amphitheatre

White Pearl Wrapped kit with all black sugar cube powder coated hardware
18×20 – bass
16×14 – floor
12×9 – tom
10×8 – tom
13×6 – Snare