Barney Cockburn

Pro Guitarist, SRT/Producer

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Born and raised in Austin, TX- I was in love with the piano the first time I touched those incredible ivories one Sunday at church at the ripe age of 4. Moved on to what became my main instrument- lead guitar, but I own/operate Overlord Studios where I've played almost 10 instruments for many different bands.

I began piano, sight-reading and singing at my church at 5. By then time I was 9, I was doing solos for the choir. During Junior High (at the age of 10) and through Senior High School, I fell in love with my lifelong main instrument- lead electric guitar, sharpening my chops in Jazz Band. During college up to this day, I've played in more than 10 bands, playing a rough estimate of what I'd say to be maybe 500 shows in all. I've been on 6 albums and 3 E.P.s on 4 instruments. These bands have ranged from Texas County to Progressive Metal to Rock to Cover Bands, Jazz and Salsa- everything. I can write for ANY genre as well as play Lead Guitar for any genre, and have been also playing drums, bass, and harmonica for years, though not in any professional capacity yet. I do, however, sit-in as a session musician when I record bands at my studio (, which is something else I'm very deeply immersed in. I LIVE for music, always have, and always will.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Terms Of Service

I'm very easy going and don't bring to the table. I just want a trusting work relationship, that's it.

Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite Interfaces
  • Grace/Presonus Pre's
  • Fractal Audio
  • Orange Amps and Cabs
  • too many guitars to list
  • Adam Monitors
  • Blue/MXL/Sennheiser/Shure/Neumann Microphones and a DIY Computer plus SO MUCH MORE
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SoundBetter Deal

RADIO-READY (pre-pro to mastering) services at HALF PRICE, Professional Touring/Sessions Guitarist Available! Cheap, Young but Experienced and a Team-Player!