TMChrisBarber2016

I play guitar for platinum selling rock band Blue October. This takes me all over the world playing amazing music with amazing musicians for amazing fans. For this I am truly grateful.

I started my musical journey at age 12 when I began playing guitar on stage in Austin, Tx & attended Natural Ear Music. I have had the pleasure to play with many acclaimed artists of nearly every genre. That's the beauty of the Austin music scene, it's so diverse and so deep.

When I'm not on tour with Blue October, I play a residency in Austin, with two time grammy winning drummer Ernie Durawa (Texas Tornados) & I have released two solo records which are available on iTunes & Spotify. Before Blue October, I was playing w/ Wade Bowen & Randy Rogers for the "Hold My Beer & Watch This Tour". I recorded on 'HMBWT Vol. 1' which released to critical praise and a No. 4 spot on Billboard's Country Music Albums in 2015.

I have played with a great range of artists in my career, including chart topping country artists Rick Trevino, Johnny Lee, Lee Ann Womack, Jack Ingram, Kip Moore, Bellamy Brothers & Sammi Smith. The Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent. The legendary Delbert McClinton. Tex-Mex & Tejano grammy winners Doug Sahm, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, Joel Guzman, Texas Tornados & Los Texmaniacs. Grammy winning bluesmen Pinetop Perkins & James Cotton. VH1 Radio Rockers Alpha Rev. Atlantic recording pop artist Kacy Crowley. Cosmic country pioneer Alvin Crow. Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger. Southern rock band The Statesboro Revue. Tex Mex MTV star Joe King Carrasco. Warner Music Nashville artist Jon Wolfe. All the Texas Country mainstays, including Pat Green, Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, Stoney LaRue, Cory Morrow & Cody Canada. I have also worked recording with great producers such as Bill Ham (ZZ-Top), David Z (Prince, Johnny Lang), Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks) & Dwight Baker (Kelly Clarkson, Bob Schneider).

I am grateful for the career I've had so far and am looking forward to what the future brings. I love music with all my heart and soul. Come to a show and see for yourself!