Alan Barrington

Alan Barrington FAQs

Q. What style of music do you play?

A.  Free fingerstyle, Acoustic, blending country, blues, and jazz through melody and rhythm.


Q. How many pieces do you typically play as & what instruments are they?

A.  Three, acoustic guitar, dobro, and E-guitar


Q. Do you play in other configurations?

A.  I perform as a solo, duo, or trio.


Q. Why did you become a professional musician?

A.  In college, I majored in music then went on to tour throughout the united states and Canada. It’s something that’s always been in the family through my father. He would often sing and play guitar before we went to bed at night.


Q. Where are you located?

A.  Originally from Southern California, I now live in  Rock Hill, SC


Q. Do you travel?

A. I travel as far south as Florida, and as far north as Michigan. Up and down the east coast and as far west as New Mexico. 

Q. Why should an event professional book you/your band?

A.  As a musician sometimes you have to wear many different hats. So, whether you need a performer to be the life of the party or someone to maintain a cool vibe in the background, we are able to cover all the bases. If you’re in need of an opening act for a national performer, we can cover that as well! As an award-winning songwriter/performer including winning the Charlotte Music Awards, we are able to deliver professional sound and showmanship. We are also a regular to open for the Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops!   


Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?

A.  PA, lights, camera, and action. 


Alan Barrington Bio

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.

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