Barrett Martin

Barrett Martin by Dean Karr

BARRETT MARTIN is a Grammy-winning producer, composer, and renowned session drummer and percussionist who has played on over 100 Rock, Blues, Jazz, and World music albums. His work can be heard on albums by REM, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Walking Papers, Tuatara, Blues legend CeDell Davis, and recording sessions that range from the Peruvian Amazon, to Brazil, Cuba, and even Jerusalem. He recently won a Latin Grammy for his production work on the Brazilian album “Jardim-Pomar.”

Barrett holds a masters degree in ethnology and linguistics and has taught at several universities in the United States. He has written essays for The Huffington Post, and in 2014 he was awarded the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thompson Award for excellence in writing. His first book, The Singing Earth, was released in 2017, and his solo band, The Barrett Martin Group, has made 6 studio albums to date.

His essays for The Huffington Post can be read here: The Huffington Post

THE SINGING EARTH is a collection of musical adventure stories from musician and writer Barrett Martin. The book chronicles his musical work in 14 musical regions, across 6 continents, over the course of 30 years. It starts with his involvement in the 1990’s Seattle music scene, and then it explores song lines and sea trails in Australia and New Zealand; trance drumming in Central America; Griot music in West Africa; musical diplomacy in Cuba; touring with a Brazilian rock band; recording shamanic music in the Peruvian Amazon; playing the blues in the Mississippi Delta; recording in the Palestinian West Bank; the power of resistance in American music; and the influence of Asia in music and culture. There is also a companion soundtrack that comes with the book as a digital download, which contains 44 songs from Barrett’s various bands, as well as field recordings and natural soundscapes from the incredible musical environments he has visited. Those who read and listen to the musical journey that Barrett describes will find themselves transported through exotic global landscapes where they learn about the connections between ecology, community, and the music that connects us to our greater humanity.

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Barrett Martin Group

Transcendence

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Sands Of Venus

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The Singing Earth

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Option 1: A signed copy of The Singing Earth book and soundtrack, plus all 6 of the Barrett Martin Group CDs including "Transcendence." $50.00


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The Singing Earth

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Artifact

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Float Like A Butterfly

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Atlas: Latitudes - Barrett Martin Group

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Atlas

Barrett Martin Atlas

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Overture I: Barbary Coast

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Artifact - Barrett Martin Group

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Zenga

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Mother Of Oceans

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Zenga - Barrett Martin

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Earthspeaker

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Agbadza

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Earthspeaker - Barrett Martin

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The Painted Desert

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Muhammad Ali

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The Painted Desert - Barrett Martin

Discography

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