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Paul Barrere

Barrere with Little Feat, 2009
Background information
Born July 3, 1948 (1948-07-03) (age 61)
Burbank, California
United States
Genres Rock, Southern rock, Blues, Jazz fusion
Occupations Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1972 - present
Labels Rhino Records
Warner Bros. Records
CMC International
Tower Records/Hot Tomato Imprint
Associated acts Little Feat, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett Duo
Website Official Little Feat site
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster

Paul Barrere (born July 3, 1948 in Burbank, California) is a current member of the band Little Feat, having joined the band in 1972. Barrere has also recorded and performed with many notable musicians including Chicken Legs, Blues Busters, (featuring Catfish Hodge), Valerie Carter, Helen Watson, Chico Hamilton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Palmer, Eikichi Yazawa, and Carly Simon.

Some of Barrere's best known contributions to Little Feat as a songwriter include "Skin It Back", and "Feats Don't Fail Me Now" from the album Feats Don't Fail Me Now, "All That You Dream" from The Last Record Album, "Time Loves a Hero" from Time Loves a Hero, and "Down on the Farm" from Down on the Farm.

Barrere with Little Feat, in Buffalo, New York, May 1, 1977

Barrere is a swing man as a guitarist, who plays a wide variety of styles of music including blues, rock, jazz, and cajun music, and is proficient as a slide guitarist. As the frontman for the band he calls the signals on stage for the band to switch keys or songs. Paul also records and tours as an acoustic duo with fellow Little Feat member Fred Tackett.

Paul Barrere and Bill Payne have played several live concerts with Phil Lesh and Friends, from 10/21/99 - 10/31/99, on 3/10/00 and from 6/21/00 - 7/30/00.





  • 1983 On My Own Two Feet (Mirage)
  • 1984 Real Lies (Atlantic)
  • 1995 If the Phone Don't Ring (Zoo)


  • 1981 This Time (Landslide)
  • 1984 Merry Christmas (Tower)
  • 1986 Accept No Substitutes (Landslide)

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett

  • 2001 Live from North Cafe (Relix)
  • 2009 Live in the UK 2008 (Stonehenge)


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