Singer, songwriter, performer, producer, stellar musician, composer, audio engineer, David Barrett’s career continues to gather accolades, and deservedly so. He has an amazing breath and depth of knowledge and experience in the music business. David can talk with equal ease about the art of creating music and songs , the practicalities of publishing, the business of the music industry, and how one makes a sustainable career out of it all. “As the director of Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters, I have witnessed David Barrett’s uncanny ability to capture and hold an audience’s interest, whether performing or teaching a workshop…” — John D. Lamb, Director-Springfed Arts
Master Classes and WorkshopsHe’s composed for the Olympic games. He’s written Emmy winning scores for PBS documentaries. His television themes have been broadcast nationally on CBS & ABC. His song One Shining Moment has been sung by Grammy award winners, Jennifer Hudson, Luther Vandross and Teddy Pendergrass – a song that remains iconic in the American songbook. He has toured at length with the legendary Art Garfunkel. As an in-demand producer of records as well as commercial music, he is also finds time to sit in as a session player with his beloved Olson guitar. He has an extensive knowledge of the business of music born out of years of experience, with an eye for how it relates to the artist and songwriter.
- SONG ARCHITECTURE/SONG SHAPING
- ABC’S OF PUBLISHING & SELF PUBLISHING
- INSPIRATION AND MOVING IDEAS FORWARD
“It is my pleasure to recommend David Barrett for a composer-residency and master class instructor. He served in that capacity at UofArkansas-Little Rock and my songwriting students were delighted at his insights and gentle manner in the master class…” — Dr. Robert Boury, University of Arkansas – Little Rock "After becoming acquainted with David’s past & current credentials as a songwriter, I included him on the faculty for our Songwriters School at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. It proved to be a valuable addition…and we will certainly have him back in future years." — Dalis Allen, Producer, Kerrville Folk Festival