Barry Uhl is a composer, illustrator, musician, and writer. Born in Redding, California, his travels eventually led him to settle permanently in Seattle, Washington after stints in Aberdeen, Jackson Hole, and Moscow, Idaho.

His creative history includes a degree in Music Composition and Theory from the Lionel Hampton School of Music (University of Idaho), study with two-time Emmy award winner Hummie Mann at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, two self-released full-length records, several film scores, music released under his own moniker (Cloud War), and time spent as a member of Damien Jurado’s touring band.

Uhl has collaborated and performed with Seattle locals Shelby EarlBryan John ApplebyBattle HymnsWestern States, and Andy Fitts; touring alongside the Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier, Tom Brosseau, Chad van Gaalen, Deertick, Cass McCombs, The Blakes, and Telekinesis; arranged for the Seattle Rock Orchestra, and scored media for Seattle Girl's School, the Spark Museum (Bellingham), and numerous national clients.