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Creativity Without Borders

Check this out!! A newspaper articleCreativity Without Borders - featuring my son, Evan, and his role in co-writing "Signs", one of the songs from the new album.

Don't take MY word for it! 

Great night at La Fromagerie Elgin with singer-songwriters Yves Doyon and Sean Barrette, Friday, November 2nd, 2012.

But don't take MY word for it!

"Honestly I loved the music that encircled the whole evening. It was the first time I had a chance to hear Yves and you perform and I was engrossed entirely. Beautiful." Melissa Anwatin, Simplified Living Magazine.

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Read the Sudbury Star article. Listen to the CBON 98.1 interview.

Thanks to special guest Mitch Ross, and La Fromagerie Elgin proprietors Cristina Greco and Jake Callingham.

And - THANK YOU for coming and making it an amazing night!!!!! 

Local Songwriters Tapped for Coveted Slot at Largest Free Festival in Canada, April 13, 2012

Sudbury – Three local songwriters have joined forces and will play before thousands of people at Westfest, Canada’s largest free festival being held June 8th – 10th in Ottawa’s Westborough Village. Westfest’s 2012 lineup was announced this morning in Ottawa.

Brent Wohlberg, Chris Leblanc and Sean Barrette, all songwriters from Sudbury, ON, will bring their dustbowl country/rock sound to Ottawa as The Haybirds, and appear on Saturday, June 9th. The newly-formed collective’s first show will be a memorable one, sharing the bill with former Barenaked Ladies front man Steven Page.

“Steven Page is a Canadian music icon who has amassed a huge catalogue of great music over more than twenty years. I owned the original Barenaked Ladies “yellow” cassette. It’s a real honour to share the same stage,” says Barrette.

Chris Leblanc’s friend, cousin and mentor Elaina Martin is the founding organizer of the festival, now in its tenth year. According to Leblanc, “When Elaina asked me to bring some friends to her party, the first people I thought of were Brent and Sean. I’ve written songs with both of them, and we all have a huge amount of respect for each other as songwriters and artists.” Leblanc co-wrote two of the songs on Barrette’s recently released full-length CD, Live Through This.

The group will play a dozen songs, sharing equally from their song catalogues. “This is a huge opportunity to get our music heard, but it’s also a blast learning each other’s tunes,” Wohlberg enthuses. “We’re bringing some good friends along to back us up. We plan to have fun and hope the crowd does to!” On whether or not The Haybirds will record together or play in Sudbury, the band members agree. “Anything can happen. None of us expected to be playing a festival like this a few months ago either.”

Wohlberg and Leblanc will be featured on Barrette’s Eastlink Cable 10 show Northern Songs throughout the month of May, Mondays at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., and Friday evenings twice an hour.

For the full Westfest lineup, visit Brent Wohlberg, Chris Leblanc and Sean Barrette’s songs are available on iTunes. Barrette’s album "Live Through This" is also found at

For more information, please contact Sean Barrette, (705) 929-9572. 

Born Of Hard Times

Wednesday September 28, 2011 - Kevin Anderson - Kapuskasing Times This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sean Barrette is a name that will ring a bell with many Model Towners. The well-liked former CKAP AM 58 disc jockey was know for his ease on the microphone and his great delivery to the audience.

It has been quite some time since Barrette’s voice graced the airwaves here in Kapuskasing, but now, Kapuskasing residents, along with many others have the chance to catch up with the now 40+ year-old Sudbury resident via a new medium, his first CD which he recently released independently entitled: “Live Through This.”

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Northern stories and southern folk rock collide on “Live Through This”

September 6th, 2011, Posted By secondfloor

Sudbury -- "Neil Young meets Bob Dylan on a train – a combo of Northern stories and Southern folk rock" is one of the more creative metaphorical phrases local singer/songwriter Sean Barrette has heard to describe the music on his new album, Live Through This.

“It can be hard to describe your own music, and it’s usually the first question someone asks. I wanted to present a variety of styles, tempos and moods, but still maintain a consistent vibe from beginning to end,” says Barrette. “You put it out there and hope people will buy the album and decide for themselves. If anybody figures it out, they’re welcome to let me know,” he jokes.

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