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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

NEWS:: Return to Kentucky Crafted

Mitch & Owen will be back performing at Kentucky Crafted this year.  
They will perform @ 12:15 on Sunday
Kentucky Crafted
Lexington Convention Center 
430 W. Vine Street - Lexington, Ky.
The event runs from
Friday, March 6 - 9am - 7 p.m. (Trade Only)
Saturday, March 7 - 9am - 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 - 10am- 5 p.m.
Buy tickets at the door!
One-day ticket: $10
Two-day ticket: $15
Children 15 and under are admitted free
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

NEWS:: Mitch Barrett Review

Saturday, February 28 at 6:00pm Village Trough in Berea, Kentucky

Join us for an evening of storytelling and music from one of Kentucky's finest sons and friends.

$5 suggested donation
Friday, February 6th, 2015

NEWS:: Richmond, KY

Mitch & Owen. . .together again
Tomorrow Night, Feb 7th. 9pm

The Paddy Wagon
150 E. Main St.
Richmond, KY 40475

Call and let them know you're coming 859-625-1054

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

NEWS:: Colorado House Concert

Mitch is heading back to Colorado
Friday Oct 10th, 2014  - Showtime-TBA 
Format ~ There are typically two sets of music, with beverages and homemade desserts served at intermission. There is time before and after the show and during the break to meet the artists and purchase CDs, books, or whatever else they are selling.
Suggested Donation of $20 @ the Door ~ All donations go to the artists.
Reservations ~ Advanced reservations are required. Email info@LittleTreeAcoustic.com or call 303-661-0891 for details and directions.

Friday, September 12th, 2014

NEWS:: Return to Longmont, CO.

Mitch & Owen will be make their 2nd Appearance at the  
Willow River Music Emporium

on Saturday, October 19th, 2014 
Show Time 8PM 
Admission $15 per person
The concert is inside the recently re-located 
Jensen Guitar Company - 350 Main Street in Longmont, CO.
Check them out on Facebook

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

New:: BIG Show in Richmond, KY.

Mitch Barrett - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & Crystal Gayle.
Proceeds benefit the Christian Appalachian Project, an interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services.
Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts
Richmond, KY.
Friday Sept 19th, 2014
Lobby opens @ 6:30 / 7:00pm Showtime 
Tickets are $45

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  Crystal Gayle

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

NEWS:: Mitch Back in Lexington, KY

The Barefoot Movement w/ Mitch Barrett

 Wednesday Aug 6th @ 9pm 

Natasha's Arts & Entertainment Restaurant

112 Esplanade, Lexington, KY


Reservations suggested (859) 259-2754
$5 cover @-the-door
ABOUT Barefoot Movement::2013 brought the release of a new album, cross country touring, and all manners of shoeless excitement. Their new effort, "Figures of the Year", comes on the heels of their west coast tour, opening for Anti Records artists The Milk Carton Kids from Denver to San Francisco to Vancouver. The record itself is a journey through a year, each song telling its part of the larger story, with both original and traditional numbers, complete with all the elements that make up the Barefoot sound: lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies.

Ya'll know Mitch but just in case...
AppalachianFunkyFolksyRastaBluesman Mitch Barrett is one of Kentucky's most sought-after and talented singer, songwriter and storytellers. Mitch's music draws from his Appalachian heritage and the values it instilled: agrarian work ethic, simple living, the importance of family and celebrating the joys and the struggles of everyday life through music and song.
Come for dinner...great food and the entertainment will be wonderful.


Friday, July 25th, 2014

NEWS:: Mitch @ Melonfest

August 1st, 2nd & 3rd  
Blackii Whytes Bar & Grill
6039 Battlefield Memorial Hwy
Berea, KY 40403.
Mitch will perform @ 11am on Aug 3rd.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

NEWS:: Long Time Gone

Sorry it's taken forever to post anything...sometimes life get's in the way.  
We're back and ready to start bringing you the news of what's happening.
We'll get Mitch on here soon to give you a update.
Thursday, January 16th, 2014

NEWS:: Mitch in Richmond, KY

Mitch will open for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Richmond, KY in Sept.
Details to follow.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

NEWS:: Mitch Opens for Claire Lynch

Thursday Nov 7th @ 8pm
Mitch opens for the Claire Lynch Band
$18 @ the door
(859)259-2754 Reservations strongly suggested

Claire Lynch, long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, she is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. The current Claire Lynch Band is a powerful juggernaut, a quartet that has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety, and genre-defying sophistication of Claire's music.

Natasha's Bistro & Bar
112 Esplanade
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar, formerly Natasha’s Cafe, is downtown Lexington, Kentucky’s premiere arts and entertainment restaurant, serving New American Cuisine, and known for contemporary dining with a lively venue of Theater and Music.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

NEWS:: Mitch Returns to Natasha's in Lexington

Sat Dec 28th - 8PM
Mitch will be back at Natasha's headlining the night.

Check back for details
Monday, October 21st, 2013

NEWS::London, Ky

Cafe Nights in London Kentucky
Friday Oct 25th 7:30pm-9:30pm 
Mitch will be offering an evening of songs and I have
a feeling there will be a scary story or two as well.
Hawk Creek Church 
75 Capital Drive - London, KY 40741
(Off Industrial Blvd / Hwy 80 West)
Phone: 606.877.9682
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

NEWS:: Longmont, Colorado

Mitch will be making his 1st Appearance at the  
Willow River Music Emporium
on Saturday, October 19th
Show Time 8PM
Admission $15 per person
The concert is inside the recently re-located
Jensen Guitar Company
350 Main Street in Longmont, CO.
Check them out on Facebook

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

NEWS:: Lafayette, CO

House Concert
Little Tree Acoustic 
Friday, October 18th
Format ~ There are typically two sets of music, with beverages and homemade desserts served at intermission. There is time before and after the show and during the break to meet the artists and purchase CDs, books, or whatever else they are selling.
Suggested Donation of $20 @ the Door ~ All donations go to the artists.
Reservations ~ Advanced reservations are required. Email info@LittleTreeAcoustic.com or call 303-661-0891.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

NEWS:: Lexington

Mitch opening for Steve Forbert
You do not want to miss this one!
Sunday, August 25th 7:30pm
Natasha's Bistro & Bar
112 Espalade in Lexington, KY
$15 @-the-door
Reservations STRONGLY Suggested

Sunday, August 18th, 2013


Clear Creek Festival is almost here...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

NEWS:: Nederland, CO.

Aspen Meadows House Concerts
Saturday, Sept 14th Nederland CO.
Music starts at 7 PM 
Optional potluck begins at 6 PM 
Where: West of Boulder, off Magnolia Rd 

Cost: Suggested minimum contribution $20-$25/person, 

100% of contributions go to the artist 

Click this link to make a reservation
Thursday, July 25th, 2013

NEWS:: Natasha's - Lexington

Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Mitch has been asked back to Natasha's
Saturday, August 17th 8PM
Cover is $8 @ the door. Reserve your seat now!  (859)259-2754

What their saying about Mitch Barrett’s Natasha’s performance . . .

 “Yet another GREAT show from Mitch!”    
                                       - - Denise Bauer Lexington, KY
“Super talented singer songwriter... it's become my personal mission to spread the gospel of Mitch to my little corner of the world”. 
                                       - - Robert Hatfield , Louisville, KY
“Natasha's tonight. We had a great time. Such a great evening!! Hope to see u again soon.. Louisville loves you”…                                
                                      - - Natasha Bex, Louisville, KY

Mitch's daughter Zoey opened the show.

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

NEWS:: Join Mitch's Facebook Fan Group Page

Here's the Link
Thursday, May 30th, 2013

NEWS:: London KY

Summer Concert Series in downtown London, KY.
Mitch will be performing at Thursday Night Live!
Thursday, Aug 8th beginning at 7:00 PM.
downtown London on the Courthouse Square. 
TNL showcases a different genre of music from various local and regional artists. Every Thursday in June, July and part of August.


Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

NEWS:: Frankfort, KY

Grand Theatre in Frankfort

Weds July 10th, 2013, 10AM.
Mitch is set as one of the six shows during the summer-long series to be held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. geared toward K-6.  A season pass is $20; individual tickets are $5 for the live shows.  
Grand Theatre Frankfort
210 Washington Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

NEWS:: Berea, KY

Mitch will be performing all 3 days 
The 32nd Annual Berea Craft Fair
Friday, July 12th, Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th
Historic Indian Fort Theater

Take I-75 to Berea, Kentucky Exits 76 or 77 and follow the signs to the
Berea Craft Festival. 

For further detail call Berea Welcome Center 800-598-5263
Admission: $6 for adults - $5 for seniors and children -under 12 FREE
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

NEWS:: London, Ky

Summer Concert Series
Thursday, August 8th from 7-10PM
It's FREE 
For a casual and comfortable evening of fresh air filled with the best voices and talents from local musicians, treat yourself to Cumberland Valley National Bank’s “Thursday Night Live! “Summer Concert Series held every Thursday beginning June 6th through August 29th, 2013.
Thursday Night Live! hosts a DIFFERENT GENRE of live music every Thursday night beginning at 7:00 PM. downtown London on the Courthouse Square. Live music performances including bluegrass, blues, rock, Americana, jazz, gospel and country will be performed and hosted by local & regional artists.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

NEWS:: Festival in Lexington

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival
May 18 - 19, 2013
Masterson State Park
3051 Leestown Rd.  Lexington, KY
Performance of Story and Song 1-3PM.  
Monday, March 18th, 2013

NEWS:: Berea Concert

Singer/Songwriter Showcase
Thursday, March 21
Berea Community High School theater, 7pm
featuring, Mitch Barrett, Robert Rorrer, Nick Pennington, and Paul Ward.
Kennedy Theater at Berea Community High School
Pirate Parkway in Berea, KY.
$10 is the suggested donation to benefit the Berea Community High School Project Graduation Committee
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

NEWS:: Richmond KY

Friday, March 15th - Paddy Wagon Irish Pub
Mitch returns to the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub to kick-off their Saint Paddy's Day Party Weekend.
The McTeggart Irish Dancers and the Kentucky United Pipes & Drum will be getting everything under way around 6PM and Mitch takes the stage around 9PM
We're promised there will be Great Food & Drink Specials too!
So get your GREEN on and come on out to the Paddy Wagon.
The Paddy Wagon Irish Pub
150 E Main St, Richmond, KY 40475
Reservations for larger of groups of 8 or more are strongly suggested so call 859-625-1054

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

NEWS:: Kentucky Crafted

Mitch & Owen will be performing at Kentucky On Stage again this year.
The date is set for Saturday, March 2nd and the time is 11AM.
So come on out and enjoy a weekend of fine Kentucky art and Music!
Lexington Convention Center
430 W. Vine Street - Lexington, Ky.

Friday, March 1st - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Trade Only)
Saturday, March 2nd - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 3rd  - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Buy advance tickets and save!
Purchase discounted one- or two-day tickets online through Feb. 27.
One-day ticket: $8 online; $10 at the door
Two-day ticket: $12 online; $15 at the door 
Children 15 and under are admitted free.

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

NEWS:: Celebrating Women of All Ages Conference

Mitch has been asked to perform for the
1st Annual Celebrating Women of All Ages Conference
Saturday, February 23, 2013  9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Jackson County Area Technology Center 
1000 Education Mountain Avenue • McKee, KY 40447
There is no cost to attend but registration is required.
Mitch will be performing during and after the luncheon. 
The Family Life Abuse Center in partnership with
Promise Neighborhood is proud to present the first annual Celebration
Women of All Ages Conference.  The conference is a FREE fun-filled, educational, self-esteem summit for all women, ages 13 and above.  There is no cost to attend this event. However, pre-registration is required.  
The conference will feature educational and enrichment workshops on the following topics:  Healthy Relationships; Internet/Social Media Safety; Heart Healthy Cooking; Financial Management; and Self-Esteem.  In addition, the ladies will be treated to a catered lunch. 
Registration is available online at:  www.hcdvc.org. Click on the register for Jackson County Conference link.  Registration forms are also available at the Promise Neighborhood McKee Office located at 73 Highway 290, Suite 2, McKee.  \
Thursday, February 7th, 2013


YES . . . Mitch and Carla will be reuniting as Zoe Speaks on March 23 & 24 as they head to Memphis for a couple of shows.  Keep checking back for details.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

NEWS:: Mitch on the RADIO

Curtains @ 8  
NPR ROCKS on WUKY – 91.3 FM in Lexington, KY  - wuky.org
Mitch will be tonight with host Nick Lawrence talking about Kentucky Crafted, the huge Kentucky ARTS event that that start tomorrow, Friday March 1st and continues through the weekend. You can stream it from your computer at SMART Phone.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

NEWS:: New Orleans

Mitch and a few friends are down in New Orleans.  
He's doing a house concert while there.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

NEWS:: Concert in Berea

Concert to Say Thanks...
Sune Fredriksen, owner of Main Street Cafe is hosting a concert at Berea Center For The Arts located on Chestnut St. (Next to Madison County Public Library) in honor and thanks to all of the musicians and artists that have performed for our community. 

They'll be gathering this Saturday, April 6th @ 7:30pm. Come and hear some live music with Mitch Barrett and an open song circle featuring local and regional musicians. All are welcome. Come join us!
Reserve your tickets @ 859-248-0690
Saturday, August 18th, 2012

NEWS:: in Lexington

Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Friday, December 28th - 8:30PM
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar, formerly Natasha’s Cafe, is downtown Lexington, Kentucky’s premiere arts and entertainment restaurant, serving New American Cuisine, and known for contemporary dining with a lively venue of Theater and Music. 
We hear they book up early so you might want to reserve your seat now!  (859)259-2754

Sunday, August 12th, 2012


Mitch will be keeping a low public profile for the next several months.
He's working in schools with the Promised Neighborhood Project so if you see him playing out you better catch him while you can.
Friday, April 1st, 2011

NEWS:: What Their Say'in About Mitch Barrett

At the Songwriting Workshop in Virginia Beach, Va on Sat. April 16th...the great Bob Martin of (Mid-West Farm Disaster) fame was heard to say about Mitch Barrett and his music..."He's a pisser!"
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Praise from the Pacific Northwest

“His incisive and provocative lyrics were reminders to Pacific NW audiences that the story-telling legacy of Appalachia is well-deserved.  His rhythmic guitar riffs and wide vocal range are evidence that, after thirty years as a performing singer-songwriter, Mitch is an artist who, like fine wine and impetuous children, improves with age.”
                              - - Don Bellairs - Singer/Songwriter - Portland, OR. area
Monday, July 5th, 2010

NEWS:: Mitch Barrett, in good company!

“your music, to me, is like a refreshingly cold drink of clear spring water…Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, and Jim Croce all come to mind, even Dan Folgelberg, and Bob Dylan and the like, are the kind of writers you are rubbing musical shoulders with...you have a "style" all your own...you have that same level of expertise...that same musical greatness...if the world does not discover that...then shame on the world”.
                                             -- John Gilbert, Chart Making Songwriter & FAN