Paul Barrere

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Paul Barrere
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Barrere with Little Feat, 2009
Background information
Birth name Gabriel Paul Barrere
Born (1948-07-03) July 3, 1948 (age 66)
Burbank, California, United States
Genres Rock, swamp rock, blues rock, jazz fusion, Southern Rock
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, Burbank, California, United States) is a member of the band Little Feat, founded in 1969 by Lowell George and Bill Payne, having joined the band in 1972.[1] 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. Paul can be seen in the 1979 Nicolette Larson Warner Brothers promotional video of "Lotta Love", sporting a squared-off tailed shirt.

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.

Barrere also records and tours as an acoustic duo with fellow Little Feat member Fred Tackett.

Barrere and Bill Payne played several concerts with Phil Lesh and Friends in October 1999 and from March to June 2000.



  • 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 and Fred Tackett[edit]

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


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Paul Barrére". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 

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