I love instrumental and film music. It's why I got into music as a kid. Now, I'm living my dream as a full-time guitarist performing well over 100 times annually and a film music composer with BMG and Universal Production Music. My music has been on Animal Planet, PBS, Logo, NPR, and La 2 TVE (Spain). Movies with my music have screened at over 50 festivals like AFI DOCS, SXSW, Human Rights Watch Film Fest. 

I’ve also scored ad campaigns for companies like Vogue, AAA Insurance, Dropbox, Eddie Bauer and others. My music has been the soundtrack to museum exhibits, an Apple App of the Day, iTunes Editor's Choice, a project featured on Jimmy Fallon, and projects praised by The New York Times, People, Variety, Forbes, GQ, Inc. Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter.


“slick instrumental tracks, creative and enjoyable”

Indie Shuffle Jason Grishkoff

“innovative…Barlow has carved a place for himself”

Classical Guitar Magazine Sandra Smith

“his music creates a world you want to live inside”

Indie Shuffle Jami Selikow

“super-powerful, stunning music”

Soundsphere Magazine British music & culture guide

“his music captures the essence of artfulness, ingenuity and exploration”

Marmoset Music Journal Music licensing agency

“his music has been receiving a lot of praise from the SFMOMA crowd”

Jennifer Sonderby Design Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

“One of the best we’ve heard in years”

William Kanengiser Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

“His arrangements are tasteful, impeccably written, and exceptionally enjoyable”

Rovi Music Album Review

“We applaud Barlow’s musical endeavors”

ASCAP Plus Awards Panel American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers


Andrew Liepins Guitarnotes – Spanish Guitar Centre (Nottingham, UK)

“A masterful performance”

Mike D. Brownell All Music Guide

“Really wonderful!”

Alison Young Classical Minnesota Public Radio


Steve Marsh Classical Guitar Magazine