Alan Barrington
Image: Alan Barrington  Alan Barrington’s Looking for a Novel, is his second effort since the 1998 release of Good Wood his debut CD.   Barrington’s time has been well spent with four tracks from this album receiving critical praise from the Suwannee SpringFest (Live Oak, FL), Minnesota Folk Festival, & MOVA Arts Festival (Guntersville, AL), and Song Door International Songwriting Competition.   He also is a regular at the Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops Series.    Looking for a Novel is a blend of inspirational songs with lulling melodies “Bluebird Café; cheeky lyrical gems with bluesy swaggers “Kitchen Technician”; and touching, heartfelt pieces with disciplined instrumentation “No Father, No Mother.”Looking for a Novel was produced by Steven Swinford (consecutive best pedal steel nominee for the Academy of Country Music LA chapter).  Musicians included on the project are Alan Barrington (vocals, &  acoustic/electric guitar), Roger Kohrs (bass), Bill Scott (percussion), Tom Eure/Steven Swinford (mandolin, dobro), Steven Swinford (vocals, pedal steel, electric guitar), Stacy Swinford (vocals), David Huberman (accordion).       Barrington has the ability to sing a tune and write a song that paints such a specific moment in time, much like the legendary James Taylor. This artist is sure to make his mark as a triple threat- songwriter, singer and storyteller. Barrington first came on the scene in the 1980's with the single, Old Age. That compilation LP was released by Maranatha Records. It 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.”  According to The Charlotte Observer, 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.”   For more information on Alan Barrington, visit www.AlanBarrington.com.