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July 29, 2017






Darrin Kobetich

Darrin performs six and 12 string Larrivee and Martin for an all-instrumental finger style performance, with influences from Appalachian to Arabic tones and between, including slide and percussive tapping/harmonics.

“Darrin Kobetich is a masterful player and deserves a much wider recognition than the regional success he currently enjoys. Free is just the musical offering that should expose this artist to a broader audience. The recording is an alluring and assessable collection of original acoustic instrumentals and is highly recommended for all listeners of contemporary music.”- James Scott, Minor 7th (Dec 28, 2015)

“His fluid, fervent playing is the common link — Kobetich, as always, excels at conjuring vivid images with nothing more than his fingers plucking guitar strings — and Free unfolds like a pleasing ramble into the great wide open ( Moonlit Country Driveway is particularly breathtaking). A striking sonic postcard.”- By Preston Jones, (Sep 23, 2015)

“It’s his first album recorded in a studio (Fort Worth Sound) with a producer (Bart Rose), and it showcases all of his signature strengths — flatpicking facility, percussive syncopation, chiming harmonics, and a flair for exotic scales — in a frame as spacious as the wide open vistas Da Kobe has encountered on his travels.”- Ken Shimamoto, Stashdauber (Aug 12, 2015)


Paul Barton

Paul has been playing guitar for nearly 40 years. He played in blues, jazz and rock bands throughout his junior high, high school and college years in Iowa and Nebraska, and then discovered the fiery passion and beauty of flamenco/rumba solo guitar after moving to Arizona.

Over the past five years, Mr. Barton has been performing fiery flamenco guitar songs, romantic rumbas and blissful blues at art galleries, coffee houses, wine bistros, restaurants and wedding receptions. Audiences appreciate that they can carry on a conversation while enjoying the relaxing and soothing sounds of this beautiful guitar music.

Most of Paul Barton’s music is original. On many selections, Mr. Barton combines original backing tracks and live solos to give him the sound of a one-man band. In addition to his original music, Mr. Barton also performs finger-style acoustic arrangements of many instantly recognizable classic rock songs from the 1970s and 1980s.


Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Although most performances are free, participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.

The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center and The Flying Pigeon food truck on 7th Street south of Camelback Rd., tucked away from the street and on the ground floor of the offices of Element Studios West at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Parking available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.