Barry Eugene Smith

Austin, Texas

Mar 20, 1946 – Apr 12, 2017 (Age 71)


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All Faiths Funeral Home - Austin Obituary

Drummer Barry “Frosty” Smith died at home April 12, 2017 after a long illness. He was 71.

Born March 20, 1946, in Bellingham, Wash. to Clifford & Dawn Smith, Barry was raised in the Bay Area of California and made his way to Los Angeles in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s playing...

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I will miss him everyday. He was very special person, kind, thoughtful and a sense of humor only "Frosty" would have! RIP sweet man, see you on the otherside!

Hard to put into words. Frosty was a beautiful cat, using the best musician and human-being lingo I can think of. He was always my first choice for his drumming, and his undeniable charm made it easy to even ask him to play. Barry E. Smith will not be forgotten.

Frosty's shoes

Austin just lost a whole lotta "cool". Frosty is missed by so many - a life well-lived. XO

Lost a beautiful soul. Love all about you.

Talent doesnt begin to describe Frosty. He was a fully realized Artist

He was always respected and revered by his musical family and he will be remembered and spoken about kindly for a long time. Tom and Georgiana

I was turned on to Bartholomew Smith Frost in 1970 at age 12 via Lee Micheals Barrel then i met him in 1971 when Sweathog came to town. He signed a drum head for me.... i got to meet him again thru Ms Vicky 40 plus years later being a deciple of his he took interest in my career. He said ''high dollar gigs come and go you gotta enjoy that bowl of mac and cheese'' , i could go on and on but he was my first drum hero, i will miss him forever ''Do you know what I mean''?

I met Frosty in the 80's at Antone's and his sense of humor was unique and special. My heart has a hole in it. Miss you!