Musician, Producer, Writer, Traveler
Barrett Martin is a drummer, composer, producer, and award-winning writer best known for his work with several prominent Seattle bands including, The Barrett Martin Group, Walking Papers, Mad Season, Screaming Trees,Tuatara, Skin Yard, and the Levee Walkers. He has played on over 100 albums and film soundtracks to date, and when he is not on tour, he produces albums that range from indigenous music, to jazz, blues, and rock & roll. Martin holds a masters degree in ethnology and linguistics and is a professor of music at Antioch University Seattle. In 2014 he was awarded the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thompson Award for excellence in writing.
As a visiting professor of music, he has presented at New York University, Emory University, Occidental College, the University Of Georgia, the University Of New Mexico, and the University Of Alaska. Over the course of his 30 year career, his music has been reviewed in NPR's All Songs Considered, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Spin, Classic Rock, Mojo, Uncut, and numerous other international magazines, newspapers, and websites.