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Donald Barrett *Update*

It has been a busy year for Paiste Artist Donald Barrett. Here’s the latest!


This year Donald Barrett began writing for his debut album entitled "Futurama." Earlier this year, Donald showcased a few songs from that project and received high praise for his original compositions. This album was co-produced with and co-written by J. Michael O'Neal. The first single is scheduled to be released sometime in the spring of 2014.


2013 was another great year of touring with incredible artists. During the early part of the year, Donald rejoined the ZZ WARD camp to take part in her European tour which included dates in Paris, London and Germany. Grammy Award winning artist Colbie Caillat, whom Donald Barrett has been presiding as the musical director, hit the road for a couple of small tours around the U.S. this year. Colbie dedicated the second half of the year to recording her album which left the door open for Donald Barrett to hit the road with platinum selling artist and reality T.V star Toni Braxton. This was the first tour for Toni in 5 years. Donald can also be seen in the latest episodes of Braxton Family Values which airs on the WE channel.

Two days after wrapping up Toni Braxton's tour, Donald hit the road with 10-time Grammy Award winning artist George Benson. The first show of the tour took place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, at Rock In Rio, one of the biggest live music festivals in the world. Over 100,000 concertgoers were in attendance that night. The Rock In Rio Festival also included artist Ivan Lins, who performed with George Benson, Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake, just to name a few. The tour ended in Aruba at the Caribbean Jazz Sea Festival. Below is a clip from the Rock In Rio 2013 (George Benson is a 10-time Grammy winning artist who has performed hits like "Broadway" and "Give Me The Night.”).

Toni Braxton Tour Kit


Donald Barrett is once again embarking on the “Colors Of Christmas Tour” which features 3 nights with the San Francisco Symphony. The artists on this tour will be Peabo Bryson, CeCe Winans, Ruben Studdard and Melissa Manchester (dates below).

Dec 14th - Cerritos Performing Arts Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Dec 15 - Celebrity Theater (Phoenix, AZ)

Dec 16 - San Francisco Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA)

Dec 17 - San Francisco Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA)

Dec 18 - San Francisco Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA)

Dec 20 - Knight Theater (Charlotte, NC)

Dec 21 - Knight Theater (Charlotte, NC)

Dec 22 - The Kravis Center For The Performing Arts (West Palm Beach, FL)

Donald Barrett has performed with Seal, Pussycat Dolls, Pink, Sade, New Kids On The Block, Toni Braxton, George Benson, Carson Daly Show House Band, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, Wynton Marselis, P. Diddy Starmaker, Fountain of Love Christian Center & Musical Director for Colbie Caillat.

Donald Barrett is endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Porter and Davies, Humes and Berg Drum Case Company.

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