Alan Barrington's Country Blues album, to be released in 2014, is two years in the making and captures his musical spirit and virtuosity at its peak. Collaborating with such artists as Steven Swinford, Ken Bryan, Glenn Alexander, John Page, Don Wigton, Richard Putnam, and David Huberman the songs have a deep emotional connection and show Alan to be a master at blending country, blues, jazz, and r&b through melody and rhythm.
2013 - Nominated for the Charlotte Music Awards Blues Showcase.
2010 - Finalist at Song Door International Songwriting Competition.
2010 - Winner of The Charlotte Music Awards “Nashville Night In The Carolinas” Showcase.
2007 - Finalist at Song Door International Songwriting Competition.
2006 - Finalist at Song Door International Songwriting Competition.
2005 - National Finalist at Alabama MOVA Arts Festival.
2004 - National Finalist at Minnesota Folk Festival.
2004 - National Finalist at Suwannee Spring Festivals at Live Oak Florida.
2003 - National Finalist at Suwannee Spring Festivals at Live Oak Florida.
Alan Eugene Barrington is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Lynwood, California and raised in Downey, California. In 1992 he moved to the Carolinas.
In his twenties Alan landed a one song publishing deal with Maranatha Records for the song “Old Age.” It was released as a compilation LP in 1980's which also featured Richie Furay of the group Poco, Leon Patillo of Santana, and Bob Bennett. Barrington’s single, Old Age, received extensive radio airplay throughout the US and Canada.
Now based in South Carolina, Barrington has brought his unique acoustic new folk and blues sound to audiences throughout the country. He has been credited with creating “heartfelt and well-written songs” which are “sung in an immaculate voice”, one which is capable of “encompassing both his native West Coast and adopted East Coast southern charm."
He also is a regular at the Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops Series.