Mitch Barrett is one of folk music’s most sought-after and talented singer/songwriters. His approach to lyrical storytelling is true ‘Americana’, rooted in authentic experience, not just a record label’s genre. Mitch’s music draws from his Appalachian heritage and the values it instilled: agrarian work ethic, simple living, the importance of family and celebrating the joys and the struggles of everyday life through music and song.
A keen life observer and riveting performer, Mitch Barrett deftly laces thought-provoking subject matter with a satirist’s sense of wit and irony. Mitch takes his audience on an engaging journey, channeling the inner voice of a truck-stop waitress, a mountain boy seeking spirituality or a socially and environmentally-charged activist.
Mitch has won many of the country's major songwriting competitions, most recently: the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO; the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition (twice awarded); and the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition. In June of 2009 Mitch was awarded the title of "Telluride Troubadour" as part of the 36th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride Colorado with multi Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale as one of this years' judges.