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Alan Barrington

Alan Barrington was born the 3rd youngest of four children in Lynwood California. Raised in nearby Downey California, he was nine when his father taught him how to play guitar. Barrington studied music in college while performing in churches and clubs to earn extra money. In his twenty’s he landed a one song publishing deal with Maranatha Records for the song “Old Age”. It was released as a compilation LP in the 1980’s which also featured Richie Furay of the group Poco, Leon Patillo of Santana, and Bob Bennett. Barrington’s single, Old Age, received extensive radio airplay throughout the US and Canada. He also is a regular at the Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops Series.

Now based in South Carolina, Barrington has brought his unique acoustic new folk and blues sound to audiences throughout the country. He has been credited with creating “heartfelt and well-written songs” which are “sung in an immaculate voice”, one which is capable of “encompassing both his native West Coast and adopted East Coast southern charm.”
According to The Charlotte Observer, Barrington’s music is “introspective, sometimes delicate work, full of personal observations and emotional sketches.” The Observer adds that “Barrington offers nicely crafted folk-pop along the lines of David Wilcox or Pierce Pettis.”

Winner of the 2015 Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County Christian Songwriter Showcase.

Nomination 2014 Country Blues album up for Grammy Nomination.

Honorable Mention 2013 Song Door International Songwriting Competition.

Nominated for the 2013 Charlotte Music Awards Blues Showcase.

Finalist 2010 Song Door International Songwriting Competition.

• 2010 - Winner of the Charlotte Music Awards.

• 2007 - Finalist at Song Door International Songwriting Competition.

• 2007 - Honorable Mention at Song Door International Songwriting Competition.

• 2006 - Finalist at Song Door International Songwriting Competition.

• 2006 - Honorable Mention at Song Door International Songwriting Competition.

• 2005 - National Finalist at Alabama MOVA Arts Festival.

• 2004 - National Finalist at Minnesota Folk Festival.

• 2004 - National Finalist at Suwannee Spring Festivals at Live Oak Florida.

• 2003 - National Finalist at Suwannee Spring Festivals at Live Oak Florida.

• 2003 – NSAI Songwriting Competition at Charlotte, NC 3rd place

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