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Musician, Producer, Writer, Traveler
Barrett Martin is an award winning writer, musician, and producer who has worked on over 100 albums, films, and television soundtracks. He is best known for his work with several rock bands from Seattle including Levee Walkers, Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Tuatara, and the Barrett Martin Group. He holds a masters degree in anthropology & linguistics and was recently awarded the 2014 ASCAP Deems Taylor award for excellence in writing. He has traveled the world extensively studying music and culture in West Africa, Latin America, Cuba, Brazil, the Amazon Rainforest, Australia, New Zealand, the Mississippi Delta, New Mexico, and Alaska. As a professor of music, he has taught at Antioch University Seattle, and has lectured at New York University, Occidental College, Emory University, the University Of Georgia, the University Of New Mexico, and the University Of Alaska. He is the founder of the record label Sunyata Records where he produces albums that range from indigenous music, to folk, jazz, blues, and of course, rock and roll. Over the course of his 25 year career, his music has been featured on 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.