Hailing from a long line of folk and classical farmer musicians from the American Midwest and Sweden, Barrett’s musical career spans ancient rock, early music, experimental, punk cabaret, folk, and most recently, traditional music and ritual song from the Republic of Georgia, the Caucasus, Scandinavia, the Baltics, Eastern Europe, Ireland, and the Americas. Balanced between conservation and experimentation, Barrett acts as both monk and medium, sage and scholar; striving to honor those who have carried the music from one generation to the next; the lived and breathed struggles and experiences woven into the fabric of the music itself, while concurrently allowing the music to be alive in present bodies, reflecting the shape of the living. She has performed with Trio Kavkasia, KITKA, and Shotgun Players, amongst many others. Her work has been featured on the prestigious NPR show The Thistle and Shamrock and performed throughout North America and Europe. In addition to her SOLO WORK, she currently performs with the acclaimed KITKA Women’s Eastern European Vocal Ensemble, Cantadora Sephardia with David Robert Johnson, and is the director of the Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir in Oakland and the Headlands Community Folk Ensemble in Sausalito.