Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Beneath The Desert - David Barrett Trio feat. Crown Lands

David Barrett Trio feat. Crown Lands, recorded by Justin Meli, mastered by Peter J. Moore, produced by Terry Brown, design Laura Barrett. Coming February 28, 2019!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Six Silver Moonbeams released digitally January 23, 2019!

Six Silver Moonbeams, Volume II of solo classical guitar, this one features arrangements of The Mission, South Pacific, The Deer Hunter, as well as tunes by Steve Howe, and Pat Metheny, it closes out with my own tribute to Barrios. I've had lots of requests to record some of these epic compositions, so I hope you like it, it's out digitally today!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Six Silver Moonbeams | Classical Guitar

Six Silver Moonbeams, my second Classical Guitar EP, to be released in the new year. Written and produced December 2018, complete with psychedelic video!

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Cedar Box Suite Available on iTunes and Spotify

My new classical guitar EP entitled “The Cedar Box Suite”, commemorating the 40th Anniversary of my Takamine C134S classical guitar, recorded and produced in Nov. 2018, digital release date is December 8, 2018 for Spotify and iTunes.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Yucatan Guitar Summit Dec. 1-8, and March 5-12

Yucatan Guitar Summit

The Yucatan Guitar Summit is a week long  guitar retreat, in the heart of the Yucatan, at Sotuta de Peon, Hacienda Viva. Sotuta de Peon is a fully restored and operational hacienda that produces henequen fiber (once called “Green Gold”), from the raw plant into various products, such as rope, commonly known as Sisal. Everything from the machinery to the main house has been beautifully restored. Underwater crystalline rivers (known as cenotes), lush tropical gardens,  and a stable of horses, are all  part of the expansive and unique property, as well as first rate accommodations fashioned after traditional Mayan casitas,  and two  restaurants featuring exotic Yucatan cuisine.

During the weeklong retreat, we will feature a wide range of events exploring all aspects of guitar playing. We’ll conduct workshops, jams, and concerts, designed to advance one’s approach to the instrument, but most of all, we’ll have a lot of fun in the process. Musical performance, and  technique will be be covered, as well as strategies to develop composition and improvisation skills. You don’t have to just play guitar to attend, we’ve had sax players, and violinists attend who enjoyed the experience, and they were also an invaluable addition to the late night jams.

We’ve had special guest musicians like Kenny Lee Lewis from the Steve Miller Band, and Vinnie DeMasi, an accomplished guitarist and contributor to Guitar Player Magazine attend the retreat to add extra depth and dimension to the musical events. We often go into the beautiful town of Merida to see the market, or plan a day trip to the ancient pyramid site of Mayapan. Traditional Mayan healing therapies such as massage, and Temazcal, are available, as is horse back riding, and swimming in the cenote, or the luxurious outdoor pool.

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