Donald Barrett Interview: “This was my LOWEST career point, for sure…”

On this Donald Barrett interview, “Big Ears” and being aware of others… great stories about almost dropping out of school and how he rebounded when his scholarship was cancelled, his mentors and how they changed his life… playing with Snoop Dog, David Garfield, George Benson, Lady Gaga, Greg Phillingaines, Bill Dickens, Oscar Seaton, Lyle Workman, George Clinton… his spirituality and faith, getting fired from a huge gig, manifestation, marriage & family, staying positive, work ethic, Toughest decision he had to make, and why you need to “Love everybody…” SUPER cool, so positive, a GREAT convo:    

Donald learned to play the drums at age three, and moved to LA from in 2003. An incredibly motivated and positive drummer, he’s since become a first call player for touring and session work around. Artists he’s worked with include Toni Braxton, George Benson, Sade, Seal, Pink, New Kids On The Block, Dolly Parton, CeCe Winans, Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie, Colbie Caillat, PussyCat Dolls, Snoop Dog, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and many more. He’s also worked on film and tv projects for Disney, NBC, CBS and MTV, including Coming 2 America, Better Call Saul, and Biden Presidential Inauguration (w/ J Lo “My Land”). He is currently the drummer for Lady Gaga’s new Piano and Jazz residency in Las Vegas, as well as the musical director at The Fountain Church International located in Pomona California, and leader of Improv Trio, a jazz trio that just dropped their second release

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