Barrett Martin

Born April 14th, 1967 in Olympia, Washington, Barrett began his musical studies at Western Washington University studying jazz theory and classical percussion in the mid 1980's, until moving to Seattle in 1987. Barrett's Seattle group Skin Yard was a hard rock combo that featured Sub Pop Records producer Jack Endino on guitar. The band recorded for SST Records and Cruz Records, the independent label that launched the careers of many well-known alternative bands in the 80’s and 90’s.

In late 1991, Barrett joined the Screaming Trees, a seminal band in the emerging Seattle sound. The Trees made three critically acclaimed albums during that decade, maintaining a relentless touring schedule that took them all over the western world. Ultimately, this grueling routine would lead to the break up of the band in 1999, at which point the band members decided to pursue different careers.

During this time, Barrett continued to work as a session musician. playing on or producing over 50 albums including recordings with artists such as: R.E.M. side project The Minus 5, the French band AIR, blues legend Cedell Davis and Queens Of The Stone Age.

In 2001 Barrett founded the non-profit record label, Fast Horse Recordings, and has released ten albums to date, including albums by Brazilian, Peruvian, Iraqi and Nigerian artists, as well as his own projects and solo albums.
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Barrett Martin Discography Tracks


FH 008 Barrett Martin - The Painted Desert album art Barrett Martin The Painted Desert(CD, Album) Fast Horse Recordings FH 008 US 2004 Sell This Version
FH 011 Barrett Martin - Earthspeaker album art Barrett Martin Earthspeaker(CD, Album) Fast Horse Recordings FH 011 US 2006 Sell This Version