born on 3/7/1948 in Burbank, CA, United States
died on 26/10/2019 in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Paul Barrere (born July 3, 1948, Burbank, California, United States) is a current member of the band Little Feat, founded in 1969 by Lowell George and Bill Payne, having joined the band in 1972. 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 clearly be seen in the 1979 Nicolette Larson Warner Brothers promotional video of "Lotta Love", sporting his infamous squared-off tailed shirts!
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 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.
Paul Barrere has a daughter named Gillian
- 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
- 2001 Live from North Cafe (Relix)
- 2009 Live in the UK 2008 (Stonehenge)
- Ruhlmann, William. Paul Barrére. Allmusic. Retrieved on 30 September 2011.
- Paul Barrere My Space
- Xtreme Musician
- Interview with GearWire
- Digital Interviews: Paul Barrere
- Official Little Feat site
- Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett Acoustic Duo collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
Paul Barrere ·
Richie Hayward ·
Kenny Gradney ·
Bill Payne ·
Sam Clayton ·
Lowell George · Roy Estrada · Craig Fuller
Little Feat ·Sailin' Shoes · Dixie Chicken · Feats Don't Fail Me Now · The Last Record Album · Time Loves a Hero · Down on the Farm · Let It Roll · Representing the Mambo · Shake Me Up · Ain't Had Enough Fun · Under the Radar · Chinese Work Songs · Kickin' It at the Barn
Waiting for Columbus ·Live from Neon Park · Extended Versions · Late Night Truck Stop · Live at the Rams Head · Down upon the Suwannee River · Highwire Act Live in St. Louis 2003 · Barnstormin' Live · Rocky Mountain Jam
Hoy-Hoy! ·As Time Goes By: The Very Best of Little Feat · Hotcakes & Outtakes: 30 Years Of Little Feat · Ripe Tomatos · The Essentials · The Best of Little Feat
Rockpalast Live ·High Wire Act Live In St. Louis 2003 · Little Feat & Friends in Jamaica - Burgers & Paradise