“SCMG – Who are the members of your band? Alan – I have a wonderful family of musicians. Primarily we are a three piece, which is, Ken Bryan on bass guitar/vocals, Thad Bradley on drums/vocals, and myself on acoustic guitar/E-guitar/dobro guitar/lead vocals. If the venue or agents request more than a trio we also have David Huberman sit in on keys. I’ve been working with these talented musicians for over five years and we punch out some great harmonies. I’m a lucky guy to have them. SCMG – What genre do you consider yourself? Alan – To the core I’m a singer/songwriter. Sometimes it’s difficult to define a genre in my mind. In my opinion it’s bastardized music. It’s new-folk, jazz, and blues with a pulse. Others have called it Americana, old blues, or Blues-Americana. I think it’s important during a show to change the sound or genre up to bend the ear of the listener. It makes for a more entertaining and engaging show. I have a strong emphasis on the lyric.”
"It's official.. Alan Barrington's CD "Country Blues" is up for a The GRAMMYs Nomination! Have to be a member to vote....but if ya are please vote. It's under 'Americana' category."
“On Country Blues once again Alan has come through with another CD of fine new tunes, featuring great vocals, instrumentation, a dynamite supporting cast, and very impressive production. Adding three cover tunes, Alan makes them his own as well, not an easy task especially when taking on the likes of Hank Williams and Eric Clapton. Another fine one indeed!”
"Alan Barrington has the ability to capture moments in time and then paint them on a canvas of notes and chords makes his new CD a great addition to any collection. Perhaps one of the best crafted songs on an album full of great selections is "Circle of Gold". This outstanding song is filled not only with the imagery Barrington is known for, but also the tenderness and understanding of relationships. This could easily become a standard at weddings as well as a favorite with romantics everywhere. D and M Music believes fans of folk, easy listening, and pop genres will enjoy Barrington's music."
““Looking for a Novel” by masterful story-teller Alan Barrington is a heart-warming collection of bluesy modern folk tunes. One of the most striking elements of “Looking for a Novel” is the fact that its lyrics read like a best-selling novel! Tales of everyday experiences and love-searching are told in the most compelling way possible – poetic passion. What’s more, Alan Barrington’s strong, controlled, and affectionate vocals are perfect for this genre. “Better than a Week in the Country” veers to a country rock sound that is delightfully energetic and hook-ridden – showing off Alan’s diversity. “You Believed in Me” stands out as an emotion-provoking modern folk song that is spiritually enlightening. Moreover, the production of “Looking for a Novel” successfully turns these story-book tales into country hits! Fans of James Taylor and Lyle Lovett will find a new modern folk home in these delightful tunes!”
“Barrington’s music is “introspective, sometimes delicate work, full of personal observations and emotional sketches.” The Observer adds that “Barrington offers nicely crafted folk-pop along the lines of David Wilcox or Pierce Pettis.””