A 20 year veteran of the Boston music scene, Barrett cut his teeth by playing with members of Muddy Waters' 1970's band, Pinetop Perkins & Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, in the late 90's. Following that, he spent a combined 6 years in the internationallhy-acclaimed blues bands Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters and The Monster Mike Welch Band.
Barrett recorded All The Way Down, his first album (produced by Jimbo Mathus) in North Mississippi in 2007.
He returned to his native New England and quickly enlisted some of the world's heaviest blues musicians - Ron Levy (organist for Albert King, BB King, Roomful of Blues, and more ) and Per Hanson (drummer for Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters).
In 2013, Barrett's second album, The Long Fall (produced by Cambridge's roots-rock king Dennis Brennan), was released and Barrett won a highly prestigious Boston Music Award, 2013 Blues Artist of the Year.
“Barrett Anderson shines likes a National guitar” - Jed Gottleib, Boston Herald
“He's just a wizard on the guitar."” - Ronnie Earl
All the Way Down
Barrett's debut album, recorded in 2007 in North Mississippi. Produced by Jimbo Mathus (Buddy Guy, The Squirrel Nut Zippers), and featuring a red hot band playing a mix of Barrett's originals and his innovative takes on blues and rock favorites.
The Long Fall
Barrett's sophomore release, featuring an all-star band including RON LEVY (BB King, Albert King, Roomful of Blues) on the organ, and PER HANSON (Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters) on the drums, produced by the Cambridge King of Roots Rock, DENNIS BRENNAN.