The Coronavirus has put a (hopefully temporary) halt to live music performances, so why not go to your favorite streaming site, listen to some of my music, and come back here and leave me a tip (using the "Donate" button)? 

That way, I can continue to eat while I use the time to write and record new music. And as always...

"Thanks for listening!"

Welcome to my website, where you'll find a bunch of stuff about me...what I'm doing or going to do soon, what music I'm making or have made or have helped others make, what I look like or used to look like...more than you've ever wanted to know about Patterson Barrett.

There's a music player at the bottom of each page for listening, and you can visit the guestbook page and leave a comment (please do!) 

upcoming shows!

Previous events

w/The Lost Austin Band

The Saxon Pub, 1320 South Lamar Blvd., Austin

When I first came to Austin, it was a couple of years after recording with Jerry Jeff Walker (on LA Freeway, among others), and much to my delight, the Cosmic Cowboy scene was in full swing. My band Partners In Crime followed a bunch of great groups in and out of venues—Willie, Jerry Jeff, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Lost Gonzo Band, Denim, Plum Nelly.

Imagine players from those bands sitting around reminiscing and playing all of the great songs of that era—that's the Lost Austin Band: Bob Livingston, Craig Hillis, Ernie Gammage, Bill Browder, David Moerbe, and yours truly. Great fun, great music.

$10

w/The Lost Austin Band

4 Star Concert & Dance Hall, 209 S. Market Street, Brenham, Texas

When I first came to Austin, it was a couple of years after recording with Jerry Jeff Walker (on LA Freeway, among others), and much to my delight, the Cosmic Cowboy scene was in full swing. My band Partners In Crime followed a bunch of great groups in and out of venues—Willie, Jerry Jeff, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Lost Gonzo Band, Denim, Plum Nelly.

Imagine players from those bands sitting around reminiscing and playing all of the great songs of that era—that's the Lost Austin Band: Bob Livingston, Craig Hillis, Ernie Gammage, Bill Browder, David Moerbe, and yours truly. Great fun, great music.

from $10

Feb16

Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival

Executive Surf Club, 306 N. Chaparral, Corpus Christi, TX

Feb1

w/The Lost Austin Band

Threadgill's North Old #1, 6416 North Lamar, Austin, TX

When I first came to Austin, it was a couple of years after recording with Jerry Jeff Walker (on LA Freeway, among others), and much to my delight, the Cosmic Cowboy scene was in full swing. My band Partners In Crime followed a bunch of great groups in and out of venues—Willie, Jerry Jeff, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Lost Gonzo Band, Denim, Plum Nelly.

      Imagine players from those bands sitting around reminiscing and playing all of the great songs of that era—that's the Lost Austin Band: Bob Livingston, Craig Hillis, Ernie Gammage, Bill Browder, David Moerbe, and yours truly. Great fun, great music.

Jan31

w/Stephanie Urbina Jones

Private Party, Ft. Worth, TX

Jan29

w/The Texicana Mamas

Guerro's, 1412 S. Congress, Austin, TX

I'll be playing with the Texicana Mamas—Stephanie Urbina Jones, Tish Hinajosa, and Patricia Vonne.

Jan28

w/The Lost Austin Band

McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, TX

When I first came to Austin, it was a couple of years after recording with Jerry Jeff Walker (on LA Freeway, among others), and much to my delight, the Cosmic Cowboy scene was in full swing. My band Partners In Crime followed a bunch of great groups in and out of venues—Willie, Jerry Jeff, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Lost Gonzo Band, Denim, Plum Nelly.

      Imagine players from those bands sitting around reminiscing and playing all of the great songs of that era—that's the Lost Austin Band: Bob Livingston, Craig Hillis, Ernie Gammage, Bill Browder, David Moerbe, and yours truly. Great fun, great music.

Jan25

International Folk Alliance Conference & Festival

Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

I'll be at this annual gathering as I am most years, playing some of my own songs in addition to playing with a bunch of talented friends including Mary Battiata, Julie Christensen, Brian Kalinec, and who knows else, listening...not really sleeping much. It's really something, a huge festival with hundreds of acts, all in one hotel. Sort of like speed dating for music. And New Orleans!

Jan24

International Folk Alliance Conference & Festival

Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

I'll be at this annual gathering as I am most years, playing some of my own songs in addition to playing with a bunch of talented friends including Mary Battiata, Julie Christensen, Brian Kalinec, and who knows else, listening...not really sleeping much. It's really something, a huge festival with hundreds of acts, all in one hotel. Sort of like speed dating for music. And New Orleans!

Jan23

International Folk Alliance Conference & Festival

Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

I'll be at this annual gathering as I am most years, playing some of my own songs in addition to playing with a bunch of talented friends including Mary Battiata, Julie Christensen, Brian Kalinec, and who knows else, listening...not really sleeping much. It's really something, a huge festival with hundreds of acts, all in one hotel. Sort of like speed dating for music. And New Orleans!

Jan22

International Folk Alliance Conference & Festival

Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

I'll be at this annual gathering as I am most years, playing some of my own songs in addition to playing with a bunch of talented friends including Mary Battiata, Julie Christensen, Brian Kalinec, and who knows else, listening...not really sleeping much. It's really something, a huge festival with hundreds of acts, all in one hotel. Sort of like speed dating for music. And New Orleans!

Jan8

w/The Texicana Mamas

Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

I'll be playing with the Texicana Mamas—Stephanie Urbina Jones, Tish Hinajosa, and Patricia Vonne.

Nov3

The 13th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot

Do-Rite BBQ at Graceland, 8600 290 W, Austin, TEXAS

Fall is here, and it’s time for the 13th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot. On November 3rd we'll be at a new venue for us, Do-Rite BBQ at Graceland in Austin, Texas, as an impressive collection of performers gather from 4 to 7:30PM to celebrate the music of Gram Parsons, with proceeds benefitting the Americana Music Association and local non-commercial radio. The suggested donation is $10. Go here to see the latest details including the line-up of performers. Host Patterson Barrett will lead the house band, as invited guest artists perform their favorite Gram Parson’s songs in this annual musical homage to the man whose influence on the artists and music of the current Americana movement is still felt today. This is not only a night for Parson’s fans to remember, but an opportunity for those not familiar with his music to hear and enjoy it for the first time. This year’s event will again benefit the Americana Music Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the genre of music that Parsons helped define.  As anyone who has attended previous shows will attest, this evening promises to be a wonderful time for all, filled with great music and memorable performances.
Join the league of Parsons fans to celebrate his legacy of cosmic American music and help support this great organization.  GRAM PARSONS
Gram Parsons, born in 1946 as Cecil Ingram Connor III, was a pioneer in the marriage between rock and country music. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Parsons sold few records in his career, but was a monumental influence on fellow rock and country musicians, including the Rolling Stones and the Byrds. With the Byrds' Chris Hillman, Parsons formed the Flying Burrito Brothers, which is often regarded as the first country rock band. Parsons dubbed his musical style "Cosmic American Music," a term which never gained popularity in mainstream terminology, but one he felt best described his music. In 1973, at the age of 26, Parsons died near his favorite vacation spot, Joshua Tree National Monument.

$10

Oct27

w/Denim

Saxon Pub, 1320 South Lamar, Austin, TX

When I first heard this band in 1975 I immediately became a fan. I ended up playing with them some number of years later, have recorded their songs, and played on several cds. We don't perform together nearly often enough, so come on out and hear some great songs and fabulous harmonies.

Oct22

Senior Expo w/Stephanie Urbina Jones

Hyder-Burkes Pavillion, TSU, 2390 Gainesboro Grade, Cookesville, Tennessee

Oct20

The Grand Strand Tribute To The Band

Pawleys Island Tavern, 10635 Ocean Hwy (Hwy 17), Pawleys Island, SC

It wouldn't be late October if I weren't at this annual event hosted by my close and life-long friend Jonathan "Doc" Simons. If you're a fan of The Band or Levon Helm, this is not to be missed.