Bucky Barrett

Bucky B.

Nashville, TN

About Bucky B.

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Bucky teaches: Ages 8 and up
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Teaching since: September 2007
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My name is Bucky Barrett and have played professionally since I was 15 years old. I taught guitar for several years and became very busy with recording and touring. My education has been on the job training. As I am no longer traveling, I am excited about meeting new students of the guitar and would like to share my guitar knowledge with you. Whether you have never picked up a guitar and want to learn basic acoustic strumming, stretching the strings for the sound of a soulful blues guitar, or all the way to blistering Rock solos or even Jazz improvisation, I will help you obtain and exceed your goals. My passion for playing was nurtured, enhanced and genuinely inspired by the great Blues, Rock and Jazz players. Muddy Waters shared his God given gifts by being patient with me to share his soulful licks. Elmore James taught me techniques on slide guitar only the masters were using from deep Mississippi. My experience working with the legendary Neil Young actually blessed me with my first gold record. I've simply traveled the world fortuitously and unexpectedly meeting and learning from Rock and Blues Masters, Jazz greats, award winning artists and authentic, studied masters. I am the blend of studio work, live gigs with the masters, and quite frankly, have so much on the job training that my credentials are found in my work itself. I'd like to pass on my knowledge to those who possess the passion in their gut to learn the guitar much as I have had all my life. I am qualified to teach this beautiful instrument to anyone who wants to learn from an authentic player of all genres of music.

Photos and Videos

CD cover of Bucky's latest smooth Jazz effort "HEARTWORKS". Airplay in 127 countries.


Music Production
Jul 1988 - Present
Majic Music

Free lance studio and touring musician with over 1600 album and CD credits. Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Neil Young & Muddy Waters to name a few. Also played on a Grammy that won best country collaboration.

Recording Musician
Jan 1988 - Jun 2016
Blueberry Hill Recording Studio - for Scotty Moore

Worked with Scotty Moore ( Elvis Presley's first guitarist ) in the studio as musician and also toured with him.

Sep 1981 - Jul 1988
Roy Orbison

Guitarist for Roy Orbison - Recorded 15 European albums, Austin City Limits DVD, Live at Rockefellas in Houston DVD also touring the world and doing National TV shows. SNL, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers plus many TV shows around the planet.

Jul 1983 - Aug 1983
Ray Charles

Recorded " Do I ever Cross Your Mind " album with Ray Charles. Played acoustic and electric guitars.

Jul 1976 - Jul 1977
Neil Young

Acoustic guitarist for Neil Young. Recorded " Comes a Time " album and toured with the Gone With The Wind Orchestra".

Oct 1962 - Nov 1962
Muddy Waters

Played Electric guitar for Muddy Waters.


Playing professionally with on the job training two years before graduationg high scool
Sep 1988 - Sep 1992
Canton Mississippi

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Blues Trail Marker
Jul 2005
Mississippi Blues Trail

Name on Blues Trail Marker in Canton, Mississippi along with Elmore James


Legacy Award
Sep 2012
Arizona State University


American Federation of Musicians
Sep 1973

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

4 Reviews on Bucky B.

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Carol Mar 18, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
He makes it so easy! Very intuitive and I would recommend him to any level student.
Johnny Mar 6, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Bucky has forgotten more guitar than most players will ever know! This guy took me to a different level in the first 5 minutes of the lesson. I've been playing professionally for 22 years. When you have a guitar teacher that recorded with Lenny Breau, Chet Atkins, Roy Orbison, Marcel Dadi, Neil Young, Larry Coryell, Ray Charles, Steve Morse, Albert Lee, Buddy Emmons, Hank Garland and Nokie Edwards of the Ventures just to name a very few, what can you expect! Amazing player and teacher!!!
Billie Kay Mar 3, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I have played professionally for 5 years and decided to up my game on guitar. I was referred to Bucky and not only has he turned my playing around, he has helped me become an original instead of a copycat! Bucky has taken me to greater heights not only on guitar, but with my singing and phrasing. To be yourself is one of the most valuable lessons you can learn! I thank Bucky Barrett for that!!!
Russ Mar 3, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
My son took lessons from a local guitar teacher for 3 years. We decided to try someone with more experience. We used Bucky and my son learned more about really playing the guitar in 30 minutes than the previous 3 years of lessons. Bucky is very intuitive about what takes to really play.
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