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While performing at the 2018 Ronnie Montrose Remembered concert in Los Angeles, critically acclaimed guitarist Brent Barker decided to make an instrumental album with two of his fellow performers that night. Believing that the guitar can transport listeners to new worlds without the aid of vocals, the Brent Barker EP plays like Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen without their singers competing at a battle of the bands judged by Jimi Hendrix.
Brent is supported by a world class line-up which features Chris Frazier (Steve Vai, Whitesnake, Foreigner) on drums and Brad Lang (Y&T, Ratt) on bass. The album was recorded and mixed by multi Grammy winner David Thoener (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Santana). David says about the Brent Barker EP “The fact that there are no vocals makes it more universal. There is no language barrier.”
As of September 26th, 2018, The Brent Barker album is the 5th most added album to rock and metal radio the week of 9/23 according to Metal Contraband, the 4th most added according to NACC Loud Rock and the ONLY independent release on the Top Ten most added.
The album is also resonating with industry professionals and critics. In fact, Anthony Scaltz from Fret Buzz says, “Brent's approach to the rock instrumental idiom is both fresh and in honor of the giants of the past. His phrasing is smooth with hints of blazing technicality, two ingredients guaranteed to cement Brent Barker as one of the new trailblazers of the electric guitar.” IndiePulse Music states “Brent has created a sonic masterpiece”.
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