Musician :: Performer :: Educator
Steve's talent and reputation as a creative and performing musician are indisputable. He delivers the backbeats on the best local and regional stages, and creates unique, engaging commercial projects that have entertained thousands.
Steve's contributions to the local, regional, and national professional music projects are legendary - and a strong affirmation of his ability to use music as tool to communicate and entertain.
Steve Barrett is a first-call percussionist with a vast stage and recording studio experience.
From the early talent shows of Kansas City's Southwest High School, through various high-profile local bands in the '70s and '80s (including the legendary Powerglide), to numerous prestigious rock, blues and projects, Steve's always rock solid as he rolls with the flow. Young percussion students regularly attend Steve's shows to watch how he does what he does.
Steve's degree in Music Therapy has helped him connect with students from all walks of life. He serves clients in youth homes, mental health facilities, adult care homes, and many other venues as he uses music as a powerful communication tool. He's not merely a rhythmatist, but a broad-spectrum musician who knows that melody, harmony, and rhythm integrate to teach hearts and minds how to listen and to grow.
Always open minded, and with the patience and professionalism, and intuition that only arrives with the experience of years of using music as a communication tool, Steve's work with his clients speaks for itself.
Steve's Latest Release
"Steve Barrett Works Vol. 3" - -
"Steve Barrett Works Vol. 3" is a musical tour-de-force, providing the listener with finger-tappin’, foot-stompin’ fun and intoxicating, dream state invoking, relaxation!"
This eclectic collection of original sound paintings and musical styles will not only promote positive listening experiences, but invoke a variety of emotions to enhance your life!