Barrett Martin is a Grammy-winning producer, composer, and renowned session drummer and percussionist who has played on over 100 Jazz, Blues, Rock, and World music albums. His work can be heard on albums by the Barrett Martin Group, 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 and drum work on the Brazilian album “Jardim-Pomar.”
Barrett holds a masters degree in ethnomusicology 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.