Paul Barrere

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Paul Barrere
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Barrere with Little Feat, 2009
Background information
Born (1948-07-03) July 3, 1948 (age 70)
Burbank, California, U.S.
GenresRock, swamp rock, blues rock, Southern Rock, funk
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1972–present
Associated acts

Paul Barrere (born July 3, 1948) is an American musician most prominent as a member of the band Little Feat, which he joined in 1972 some three years after the band was created by Lowell George.[1]


Barrere with Little Feat in Buffalo, New York, 1977

Barrere has recorded and performed with Taj Mahal, Jack Bruce, Chicken Legs, Blues Busters, Valerie Carter, Helen Watson, Chico Hamilton, Robert Palmer, Eikichi Yazawa, and Carly Simon. He can be seen in the 1979 Nicolette Larson Warner Brothers promotional video of "Lotta Love".

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 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.[2]

Barrere played several concerts with Phil Lesh and Friends in October 1999 and from March to June 2000. He has also toured with Bob Dylan, and most recently has been writing and recording with Roger Cole.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of the Hollywood actors Paul Bryar and Claudia Bryar.[4] Barrere contracted Hepatitis C in 1994, but has managed to keep it under control.[5] In 2015, he was diagnosed with liver cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.[6]



  • 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 27 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Paul and Fred Acoustic Duo". Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  3. ^ Sutton, Larson (December 23, 2016). "Paul Barrere: Still Lost in the Sound".
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  5. ^ Sutton, Larson (March 19, 2014). "Paul Barrere Talks Feat, Fred, Phil and Phish".
  6. ^ Smith, Troy L. (May 7, 2017). "Little Feat's Paul Barrere refuses to let cancer slow him down". The Plain Dealer.

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