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David Barrett

David Barrett Biography

“A player of many strands – plays in many guises – could show up anywhere, and get the job done quite
beautifully !” – Steve Howe, Yes.

David Barrett is a Canadian composer and performer, specializing in redefining the boundaries of instrumental progressive rock. He has been featured in international magazines including Guitar Player, Guitar Connoisseur, Premier Guitar, and Vintage Guitar.

In 2010, David Barrett founded the David Barrett Trio, an instrumental progressive rock power trio. Their self titled debut album was produced by Alex Lifeson (Rush), Alan Parsons (Pink Floyd), and Richard Chycki (Dream Theater). They have recently completed their latest EP featuring renowned vocalist Michael Sadler (Saga), and acclaimed producer Terry Brown (Rush).

David Barrett performs concerts in North America, hosts his annual David Barrett Guitar Summit in Canada, and will be leading a series of Mindfulness Through Music Retreats in Mexico, with Buddha Travel in 2018.

David is an endorsing artist for innovative companies such as Dagmar Customs Guitars, Mack Guitar Amplifiers, Pigtronix Futuristic Audio Technology, and D’Addario Canada.