Alan Barcus is a singer-songwriter with eclectic tastes
and a penchant for unusual and deeply-felt songs.
He has scored eleven movies and written the book,
music and lyrics for three Chicago-produced musicals.
Each of his songs seems to have a little humorous
twist or a personal insight that resonates with the listener.
Among his best-known songs (all of which are included
on his new CD, "Alan Barcus . . Don't I Know") are
"You're My Cubs," the official fight song of the Chicago
Cubs, which plays at Wrigley Field during home games;
"The Critic's Lullaby," beloved by critically-abused
actors everywhere; and "Just Keep Holdin' On," from the
His One-Man-Show-on-Steroids, "Confessions of a
Reluctant Musician," has been playing in the Chicago
area for several months to large crowds and enthusiastic
response. Even the critics seem to have forgiven him
for "The Critic's Lullaby."
"This CD is fantastic. I play songs from it
on the air frequently, and we're not even
a music show.
"Sunday Morning Papers"
WGN Radio 720