Barry Mauer grew up in the vibrant Minneapolis music scene of the 1980s, lapping up the music of the Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum, the Jayhawks, and scores of other terrific bands.
In the 1990s, Mauer moved to Gainesville, Florida and formed Look Here Sister, an all-girl country band, except he wasn't a girl. The band grew from a four piece to a seven piece over time, and became stylistically diverse, branching out into rock, punk, folk, pop, bluegrass, and rockabilly. The band attracted a small but devoted following in Gainesville.
In the late 1990s, Mauer moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he formed a band called The Miltons. The Miltons did 1950s-60s roots rock in a raunchy poppy style.
Mauer ended up in Orlando, Florida, where he has reconnected with his old bandmates from Look Here Sister (aka The Rails), albeit with a few personnel changes. In 2003, he recorded two albums of original music, Fantasy Life and Paris Museum at Goldentone Records in Gainesville, Florida. He is in the process of recording his third CD, entitled Alaska.
Mauer composes his own songs, and does the vocal, guitar, violin, bass, keyboard, and lap dulcimer work on the albums. He is accompanied by some seasoned players from the Gainesville and Atlanta scenes.
Mauer is now a university professor and teaches in the English Department, The Film and Digital Media Department, and the Texts and Technology PhD program at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
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Barry Mauer's solo disc is a melodic charmer with indy rock appeal.
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