Greg Barrett of Seasons of Me

Greg Barrett began his musical experience and training early in life.  At age three, he was beating boxes, pots and pans with wooden spoons, which led to the purchase of his first toy drum kit at age five. At this age, he was taught how to use a turn table and granted access to an extensive collection of LPs. This diverse collection gave him a very broad palate of musical influences.  By age seven, he upgraded to a more age appropriate kit and he was given his first real drum (a vintage Ludwig concert snare).  At nine, his mother purchased his first real drum kit. His formal music training began in the fifth grade with the school band program as well as private trap lessons. A natural, after a couple months his private tutor decided he could teach Greg nothing more so his lessons came to a close. Continuing with the school program he marched with the high school band while still in the eighth grade. He marched countless competitions (four of which were national) and parades (including The Lord Mayor of Westminster's New Year’s Day Parade in London, England). During these years he also took up guitar and bass, playing those in the school jazz band, as well as drums. He started gigging with two bands during his final two years in high school. One played classic rock and the other alternative rock. After high school he played with several bands ranging from blues to metal to metal/hip hop. In 2002 feeling a bit burned out he took up banjo and formed a bluegrass band. In 2010 he picked back up with drums to play for country artist Taylor Cochran. Presently he works as a session musician at Sound Asylum Recording Studio as well as playing drums for Seasons of Me and is proud to represent and endorse Saluda Cymbals.