A shot of Chris and the Time Bandits in a Blackhawk from Barron’s blog

Chris Barron is currently in Iraq performing with his band the Time Bandits as part of the Iraq and Roll 2010 tour. While playing for the troops, the Spin Doctors frontman is updating a blog about his time overseas.

Chris Barron and the Time Bandits will return to the U.S. next week for a performance at Greensburg, PA’s Summersounds Festival on July 2. In addition, on July 4 Barron will perform with the Hudson Valley Symphony Orchestra. The Independence Day event will be held at Rhinebeck, NY’s Dutchess County Fairgrounds, and Barron will perform a mix of originals and classic rock standards.

The singer/guitarist’s new mini-record Songs From the Summer of Sangria is currently streaming online.