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Consciousness Through Music Retreat, Yucatan June 15-22, 2018

  • April 19, 2018

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Consciousness Through Music Retreat In Mexico

  • March 29, 2018

Buddha Travel Pathfinder Retreats Presents: Guitar Virtuoso David Barrett, June 15-22, 2018 Experience Consciousness Through Music With Guitar Virtuoso David Barrett. Enjoy seven nights in Sotuta de Peon Hacienda Viva, Mexico — an amazing environment for creating and performing music. Please visit Buddha Travel Pathfinder Retreats for more information.

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David Barrett Trio Vinyl coming soon!

  • March 9, 2018

I had the very fortunate experience of having my guitar hero produce one of my albums. Initially, I thought when Alex Lifeson offered to produce my next recording it would be just a simple understated guitar record, but he persuaded me to use a trio to develop the instrumentals on a much larger scale. We ended up making an epic progressive rock album, that featured not only Alex producing, but we managed to get Alan Parsons, and Richard Chycki on board too. It truly was a life changing opportunity that lead to many careers highlights for me, such as being featured in Guitar Player Magazine, having...

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Monarch Video

  • March 3, 2018

Monarch was written and recorded during a very prolific time in 2010, just after Alex Lifeson offered to produce my next recording, which became the David Barrett Trio debut album. With Alex’s input, I had written, arranged, and recorded dozens of guitar instrumentals, before getting any other musicians involved. Monarch, along with many other compositions at that time, was exploring themes about transformation. It was a favourite of mine, featuring only a vintage Gibson 12 string, and steel guitar, and so it just didn’t seem right for a larger band arrangement.  
 The title “The...

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David Barrett Retreat In Mexico Jan. 30 – Feb. 6

  • January 4, 2018

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The Mysticism Of Sound And Music

  • January 3, 2018

I like records to be about something. Usually they have a theme, they feature an instrument, or a specific style of guitar music, either solo or with a trio, sometimes sparse, or often dense with dozens of overdubs. The Mysticism Of Sound And Music, is named after the influential book by Hazrat Inayat Khan, and was recorded during a very prolific period back in 2010, when Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson offered to produce a new recording of mine. In the span of 4 months, in the first part of 2010, I composed and recorded 36 instrumentals that later became the material that the newly formed...

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Guitar Connoisseur Magazine Winter 2017

  • December 27, 2017

Please check out David's interview Guitar Connoisseur Magazine

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Mexico Guitar Retreat w/David Barrett Jan. 30-Feb. 6

  • December 12, 2017

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Treading Water (Official Video)

  • December 2, 2017

Jacob Moon feat. David Barrett on iTunes

  • November 7, 2017