Welcome to my website!
I live in Copper Cliff, Ontario (home of the Super Stack), just outside of Sudbury, with my wife and kids. As complicated as life can get, I still try to find balance and keep it simple. Family. Friends. Roots. Community. Compassion. Honesty. Food for the body and soul. Love.
And songwriting – lots of songwriting.
I’m excited to share my songs with fans and other artists who are equally passionate about what they listen to, perform, or write. Music and words are my canvass, but I’m open to exploring other forms of artistic expression. It’s all about collaboration and sharing, and generally working together to create something beautiful, no matter where you are in the world.
Hang out awhile, drop me a line if you’re inclined, and enjoy the tunes. Peace.
Recent Blog Posts
My day job is writing. I write freelance on contract. I write music. You’d think when I wasn’t working I might find something else to do. You’d be wrong. (Juuust kidding - sometimes I read. Or cook…and then write about it.) So I have this blog about stuff, music and otherwise. Enjoy!
R-E-S-P-E-C-T (find out what it means to me)
An awful lot of talk about "disrespect" lately surrounding the NFL/Colin Kaepernick/45 debacle.
I'm not touching the 45 piece here, because his hypocrisy on this file is well-established, and if you don't already know that, I'm not likely to get through to you.
But I'm with Inigo on a lot of the comments I'm seeing. So let's clarify:
Of Mice and Men (and courage and cowardice)
Stanislav Petrov died this past spring at 77, but his death was only recently announced. You may or may not know who he was, and almost guaranteed would not have known you owe him your life just by seeing his picture. (You probably DO know the song that was inspired by Petrov's historical act of bravery.)
Sean's Bargain Bin Book Reviews - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
It's Sean's Bargain Bin Book Reviews time again, feature Claire North's The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.
Sudbury, Ontario-based songwriter Sean Barrette mines his northern roots for an earthy, acoustic-based sound that deftly mixes county, rock, reggae, and pop influences. He garnered critical acclaim with his 2011 debut album, Live Through This, and 2013’s Signs.
According to Grammy Award-winning producer Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Junkhouse), Barrette is “one of Canada’s best songwriters.”
Sean gained national exposure as co-writer and member of The Puckhogs, with their song, For the Love of the Game, placing runner up out of over 1000 entries in the national 2013 CBC Hockey Night in Canada Song Quest.
In 2014, Barrette attracted the attention of industry legend, Producer/Songwriter Alan Glass (Earth Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Temptations, Maxi Priest, Kenny G.). Together they achieved cross-Canada radio airplay with a Glass produced radio remix of his song, Cool Side of the Pillow. This past Christmas, they repeated that success with Angel On My Tree, which they hope will become a new Christmas standard.
Sean’s talent for seeing the big picture, making heartfelt connections, and creating an atmosphere of respect, honesty and laughter have helped him manifest a large and growing circle of family, friends, and likeminded artists and business relations.