Producer / Musician / Audio Engineer / Songwriter / Performer
“As founder of Phat Barz Records & Multimedia, I strive to create music that engages listeners while telling a story.
My passion is producing music that is powerful and authentic so that the experience of music is always both enjoyable and meaningful.” -Troy Barnett
With 29 years of experience in the industry, musician, engineer, and producer Troy Barnett is absolutely about all things music. As an alumnus of Kashmere High School, he was blessed to study under the legendary Sir William Portis – Band Director. This is when his obsession with music began. Then later studying and perfecting his craft under Prof Howard Harris at Texas Southern University allowed him to become the skilled musician that he is today.
“Music has, and always will be my inspiration. Phat Barz Records, music is more than a passion, it’s my life.” -Troy Barnett
Phat Barz Records has been proudly serving artists in the music industry for nearly 30 years, boasting an extensive portfolio including collaborations with talented artists in almost every music genre and continuously striving to raise the bar.
We have had the pleasure of working with a long list of fantastic artists, including James “Boogaloo” Bolden of B.B. King's Blues Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Elijah Baker of Tony! Toni! Toné!, Mathias Lattin, Darius Brooks, Pete Escovedo, Poncho Sánchez, The Pat Williams Group, Peigh Jones, Unity of Navasota, Shawn McLemore, Zacardi Cortez, Shantae Elizabeth, Mo3es Black and many others.
The upcoming single “Old Dusty Road”, Written and Produced by Troy Barnett, is inspired by fond family memories and the peaceful happiness of his childhood in rural Texas. It's a tribute to the people and experiences that have influenced his life. More than an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, but a gifted singer/songwriter as well, he delivers a soul-stirring performance. "Old Dusty Road” is scheduled to be released on all major streaming platforms in March 2024.
Additional Musician/Engineer/Producer Collaborations:
Keeshea Pratt Band, Ndugu Chancler, Brenda K. Starr, Nesha Cortez, Jabari Johnson & the Johnson Brothers, SPM, Darrel Walls of The Walls Group, James Fortune, Latimore, and many more…