DB3 News & Views

RocketHub Update!

  • July 18, 2014

Thanks to all our generous RocketHub fuelers, in just a few weeks we reached our goal of $5000, and we are continuing the campaign for the next 69 days, please take a look at our RocketHub page, you can view the latest preview of Anamnesis from the DVD, and hear a live recording of Ravenswood from the upcoming album!


David Barrett Trio RocketHub 2

  • July 1, 2014

DB3 has just started a new RocketHub campaign and we're already at 16%. There are many cool rewards, please take a look: David Barrett Trio RocketHub Campaign


Alan Parsons Isolated Guitar – David Barrett Trio (Belmonte)

  • June 28, 2014

Posted above is the isolated guitar from Belmonte, produced and engineered by Alan Parsons and Noble Street Studios in Toronto. We used a Mack Heatseeker and Skyraider for amplification, Pigtronix Fat Drive, Echolution, and Envelope Phase for effects. Alan prefers miking guitar with condenser microphones, we kept the 12 string electric guitar bed track, and added a second (detuned slightly sharp), and a third (detuned slightly flat), and added a solo on the Gibson ES175, so it was a very straight ahead session but with some great sounds and an old school recording technique thrown in! We...


Dagmar Custom Guitars featuring David Barrett

  • February 24, 2014

David Barrett The Laud Album

  • February 10, 2014

I have a new acoustic album featuring an instrument called the laud, it's also know as a Portuguese 12 string. The Laud Album is comprised of 11 solo tunes, some older ones from previous records, and some brand new compositions, most of which were written on the instrument in open tunings. Thanks to Paul Reid at HotHouse Creative Inc. for the awesome album art and Adrian Berkovits at Smoothwater Sound for mastering. It's one of my favorite instruments and a key songwriting tool for DB3, hope you like the minimalist nature of this album, it was recorded in one day in December of last year!


Dagmar Custom Guitars – Jane

  • February 7, 2014

A couple years ago, the brilliant Canadian luthier Pete Swanson and I had a discussion about guitars and the type of qualities I’d like to see in a simpler Dagmar design, including a Gibson scale, alnico humbucking pick ups, and a wrap around bridge. A year later Pete and I met up and he gave me his latest design to try, I absolutely loved it! It’s body and neck are hollow, and an awesome solid off white colour, there’s a carbon fiber truss rod that was given to Pete by J.B. Allred by way of a recommendation from the hugely innovative Ken Parker (Parker guitars). According to Pete, the neck...


Lost solo album, The Atomsmasher’s Noisy Trade

  • January 22, 2014

The Atomsmasher's Noisy Trade. the lost David Barrett soundscape album from 2003, has just been mysteriously added to iTunes after a decade (albeit with incorrect bio). It was an interesting record and a return to guitar music for me...and great album art by Bill Douglas! The Atomsmasher's Noisy Trade available on iTunes"


Philippines Benefit w/Saga

  • December 4, 2013

David Barrett Trio will be taking part in a benefit for the Philippines organized by Michael Sadler of Saga. DB3 will be playing along with Saga, Gowan, Jacob Moon and many others, at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto Dec. 12, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm, Admission is $20 and goes to Doctors Without Borders. DB3 will donate 100% of our CD sales that night. This is going to be a great event, please watch here for more updates. www.michaelsadler.com


David Barrett Trio feat. Michael Sadler – Coppermine Now available on iTunes

  • October 29, 2013

New Jacob Moon Album Fascination feat. DB3

  • October 22, 2013

Jacob Moon is releasing a new 11 song album featuring covers and new originals. DB3 guests on "Is That All You Got" and "Limelight", with Jason Farrar and Alexander "Sascha" Tukatsch on bass and drums, and DB on steel guitar, 12 string electric guitar, and 12 string laud. Many thanks to Jacob for including us on this great new album! Check out the album here: http://www.jacobmoon.com/