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Joe Barretta performs as a solo artist and with various bands around California.  He is constantly writing new material for upcoming projects.

Joe has released 2 CDs available on iTunes & Amazon. The self-titled "barretta" CD & "Not Satisfied".  The barretta CD was Mastered by Richard Dodd. Richard has worked with some of the greatest artists: George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynn, Ringo Star to name a few. 

Both CDs were recorded in Nashville by Mark Polack.






CBS - "The Young And The Restless"

"Waiting for our Ship" - barretta

"I Give My Heart" - barretta





American Chevrolet

Modesto Mazda

Winton Ireland Strom and Green


Fireside Dodge

Modesto Toyota

Dodge Ridge

… many more




Chico Avila

Chico is a Portuguese artist and is frequently on television in Portugal.  

His songs are played all over the world.


- GUITARIST as Side Man -


Sonny Freeman - drummer for B.B. King

Chester Thompson - drummer for Frank Zappa, Genesis

Clint Black

Charlie Musselwhite

John Hammond

Roger Smith - keyboardist for Tower of Power

Cornelius Bumpus - saxophonist for the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan

Andy Narrell

Jorge Dalto - Santana 

Pee Wee Ellis - saxophonist for James Brown

Chad Smith - The Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Blues Legends Sonny & Brownie McGhee & Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

many more.