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!
Oh Radio Part II – The Siren’s Song
Me, known as Chris Edwards at the time, AM/58 in Kapuskasing, 1988
A message for help from an old friend and colleague straight out of left field, and BOOM (no pun intended, Troy, if you’re reading this!) – suddenly everything old was new again. For a week anyway...
With All Due Respect...
R-E-S-P-E-C-T FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME!!
Respect is a pretty fundamental thing – a society basically runs on it. If the society you live in has respect for diversity, life, humanity, rights, its environment, etc., you’re likely to have a pretty good go of it. But people have some pretty fucking wacko notions about respect that have been handed down for generations, and I honestly think this is part of our problem right now.
Lest We Remember
Editor’s note: If you’re a friend who has lost someone dear in the military, loved someone in the military, or who has ever served, I want to preface this by saying thanks and offering my sincere appreciation. I hope you will not take this as an attack on you personally. It’s the opposite, actually...I want people to truly THINK about what it means to support our troops, past, present, and future.
NO. MORE. PLATITUDES.
I hate this time of year. I do. I didn’t used to. It used to be all good stuff – Halloween, my birthday, even Remembrance Day. I mean, I didn’t “like” Remembrance Day, but I felt it, and I thought it was important. I still do. Just not the way it is presented to us these days.
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.