Barrett Martin’s One Man Show features an enthralling combination of storytelling, film, and live musical performances by the Grammy-winning producer, author, and esteemed drummer of Screaming Trees, Mad Season, and Tuatara.
Arrive at 6 p.m. at Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms for a meet and greet and cocktail hour. A bus will pick up guests at 6:45 p.m. to take the group to the Indian Cove Amphitheater in Joshua Tree National Park for a concert amid nature. The bus departs the amphitheater at 9:15 p.m. and returns guests to the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms at 9:45 p.m.
Barrett Martin, a Grammy-winning producer, composer, percussionist, and writer, has been playing music professionally for over 30 years, including work on over 120 albums and film soundtracks worldwide. His work can be heard on albums by R.E.M., Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tuatara, blues legend Cedell Davis, and recording sessions that range from the Peruvian Amazon to Brazil, Cuba, the Palestinian West Bank, the Mississippi Delta, and the Alaskan Arctic. Barrett also holds a master’s degree in ethnomusicology and linguistics and has studied and practiced Zen for over 25 years.
He has guest lectured at several universities across the United States and has written essays for The Huffington Post and Riot Material magazine. In 2014 he was awarded the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thompson Award for excellence in writing, and in 2017 he received two Latin Grammy nominations, winning one for producing Nando Reis’ Best Brazilian Rock Or Alternative Album, Jardim-Pomar.
Barrett’s first book, The Singing Earth, was released in 2017, and his second book, The Way Of The Zen Cowboy, was released in 2019. His third book, “Stillpoint,” was released on October 8th, 2021. His solo band, The Barrett Martin Group, has released 10 studio albums to date.