Alan Barrington (originally from Southern California) studied music in college while performing in churches and clubs to earn extra money. In his twentys he landed a one song publishing deal with Maranatha Records for the song “Old Age”. It was released as a compilation LP in 1980 which also featured Richie Furay of the group Poco, Leon Patillo of Santana, and Bob Bennett. Barrington’s single, Old Age, received extensive radio airplay throughout the US and Canada.
Now based in South Carolina, Barrington has brought his unique acoustic new folk and blues sound to audiences throughout the country. He has been credited with creating “heartfelt and well-written songs” which are “sung in an immaculate voice”, one which is capable of “encompassing both his native West Coast and adopted East Coast southern charm.”
According to The Charlotte Observer, Barrington’s music is “introspective, sometimes delicate work, full of personal observations and emotional sketches.” The Observer adds that “Barrington offers nicely crafted folk-pop along the lines of David Wilcox or Pierce Pettis.”
Barrington has also been opening for the Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops for the last seven years.