Mitch Barrett | Soft Lies

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Soft Lies

by Mitch Barrett

Kerrville New Folk,Merlefest,Rocky Mountain Folks fest,and Telluride Winner Mitch Barrett sounds like an Appalachian Dougie MacClean, with songs that are passionate, political, edgy, and haunting.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tell Me, Tell Me (Love Ain't That Blind)
4:03 $0.99
2. Cold Winds
2:55 $0.99
3. Pearl
3:51 $0.99
4. Soft Lies
4:39 $0.99
5. She's Got A Reason
3:54 $0.99
6. Gimme Gimme
4:41 $0.99
7. Elvis and the Indians
4:13 $0.99
8. Fightin' the Feelin'
3:55 $0.99
9. Quarter Past Eleven
7:20 $0.99
10. World News
3:53 $0.99
11. Goes By Fast
2:35 $0.99
12. The Shape We're In
4:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Mitch grew up in the foothills of the Appalachians in Madison County, KY. He spent much of his childhood divided between his grandfathers' houses, one a fox hunter and tobacco farmer who plowed with mules and the other a musician and farmer, of sorts (he grew corn with which he made moonshine). In the course of learning his grandfathers' trades, there was much time for stories, jokes, and especially music. Mitch demonstrated musical talent from an early age, and performed with his mother in a regionally sought-after mountain duo.

At age 17, he set out for the east coast as part of the folk duo Mandala, with whom he played for over 10 years. After moving back to Kentucky , he began to hone his storytelling skills, drawing on the life stories and experiences rare among his generation and those following. In 1996 he met Carla Gover and decided to refocus on his music career as part of a duo based on songwriting, vocal harmony, and perpetuating Appalachian culture. Since then, he has won the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merle Fest and the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award,The Rocky Mountain Folks fest,and the Telluride Troubadour songwriting contest.



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alena kupchella gourley

The cd is absolutely amazing!
The cd is absolutely amazing! I have listened to it non-stop since I received the cd a couple days ago. I espcially love soft lies and gimme gimme and of course pearl.

Scott Tracy

Got Passion? Then get this CD...NOW!
Mitch and Mandala got me through college every Tuesday night and I had a couple of tapes of this recording that had gotten old and died because I literally kept one in the car and at my house on constant play. Now that it's been re-recorded onto a CD, I can play it all the time without worrying about it, which I do. If you like to listen to music that haunts you with thoughts about what it means to be a human have to buy Soft Lies.

Susan Richardson

Mitch's songwriting, style, perfect pitch and enthusiasm are all showcased in this re-release. This CD is timeless and a must have for all Mandala, Zoe Speaks and Mitch Barrett fans.

Rodney Cain

these songs are as special as 20 years ago
I could probably get a free copy of this from Mitch because I played some drums on it, but because this recording is as special as it was 20 years ago, I encourage everyone to pay the price of admission.

James Sandlin

Soft Lies
I loved this CD! I love the titles, lyrics and guitar work. I promised Mitch that I would buy a couple CD's after he performed at Boyd County High School in Ashland, Ky. Furthermore, I bought a couple for my Daughter-in-Law for her birthday; she who hails from Lewis County Ky.

James Overbee

Great Record
This is a great record. I had heard about it a lot from people who had copies from years gone by but I finally got a copy for myself when I played a show with Mitch back in December 2005 at the good old Bear and Bull. It stayed in my cd player for quiet some time. Eventually I had to put another cd in but I still keep it close by. Well worth purching.

Stacie West

Buy this now!
This CD is fantastic. If you've heard Zoe Speaks and enjoyed them, buy this one - a re-release of Mitch's earlier songs. Has an early version of "Pearl." I think I could happily listen to "Tell Me, Tell Me" every hour on the hour every day. This is one of those CDs that I dub a "solid CD" - every song is great, and you can play it all the time without getting sick of it.

Stephanie Henry

Bringing Back the Good Old Days
Mitch was such a part of my nights out in college...whether it was at the Phone 3 Lounge or at The Bear and The Bull, his fluid guitar and smooth voice guaranteed a great time. My tapes of Soft Lies have slowly died over the years, thank goodness for technology stepping in to save the day and bring Mitch's voice and my favorite songs back to me...I feel 21 again. Definitely the best money I've spent in a long time.

julee strahler

you will love this CD
Great tunes ... Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie will make you want to get up and dance every time! Thought provoking lyrics make this CD a treat.

Kathy Johnson

Fantastic...where can I hear this guy live?
This is a great CD. Suggested to me by a friend and he was right. It's fantastic I just want to know where I can hear more.
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