“David Barrett is the leader of DB3, an instrumental band. Making a success out of an instrumental group is not easy, but David has a knack of writing very memorable progressive rock tunes. He is also blessed with the ability to deliver these tunes in a unique way using his collection of electric and acoustic instruments. Couple this with an impressive collection of amps & effects David manages to colour and texture his compositions with lasting impact. David is a rare combination of imagination, dedication and raw talent.” – Terry Brown, producer.
In 2010, David Barrett founded the David Barrett Trio, an instrumental progressive rock power trio. Their debut album was produced by Alex Lifeson (Rush), Alan Parsons (Pink Floyd), and Richard Chycki (Dream Theater). They followed that release with David Barrett Trio II (CD), A Whisper To Thunder (DVD) and a series of singles featuring renowned vocalist Michael Sadler (Saga). In 2019 DB3 released Mayapan feat. Canadian power duo Crown Lands, and in 2020 Faces In The Stones, orchestrated by long time collaborator Scott Matthews; both LP’s were produced by Terry Brown (Rush). The digital collection Anthology spanning the last 10 years has just been released, as well as the new studio album Broadcaster.
In addition to DB3, David Barrett has released over a dozen solo albums, featuring acoustic, electric, classical, mandolin, laud, and steel guitar. David performs solo concerts in North America, and conducts guitar retreats and recording workshops at Chalet Studio in Ontario, Canada, and Sotuta de Peón, Yucatan, Mexico. David has been featured in international magazines including Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, and Vintage Guitar, and is an endorsing artist for innovative companies such as D’Angelico Guitars, Pigtronix Futuristic Audio Technology, Mack Guitar Amplifiers, and D’Addario Canada. Catch David playing live on the David Barrett Trio YouTube Channel every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday!