MEET The Barstow Prophets


In 2013 guitarists Chris Whelton and Michael Bacarella formed the Barstow Prophets in Temecula California. Over the years the band has included stellar musicians including Leonard Wallace on congas, Miles Denney on drums, Mike Miller on vocals & guitar, Ryan Berkowsky on vocals & harmonica, Jack McBroom on bass, Dennis Dean on drums, Mike Rizzuto on guitar, Amir Alavi on guitar, Mike Emory on bass and Paul Spees on Hammond B3. The band has released four full length original music albums: "Well, If I'd Known She Was Your Sister...."(2015) "Just American Music"(2016) and "The Family Business"(2017) and Three Red Guitars (2018) all available at iTunes, Spotify, CDbaby and on this page. In 2019 the band signed with Red Cabin Music Management Inc. to handle all promotion, booking, travel, recording and music publishing. Today the Barstow Prophets perform at festivals and larger music events.  


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Three Red Guitars

by The Barstow Prophets

In 2018 The Barstow Prophets delivered their forth all original music album, Three Red Guitars. The band continues to speed down the back roads of American story telling touching on rock, blues, outlaw country and even 70’s pop. We hope you enjoy this latest sound track for real life with one of southern California’s most authentic indie roots rock band. Copyright 2018, BMI 2018. All music, lyrics & arraignments by Chris Whelton.


2019 gig Dates

January 25 & 26th - Tsunami Cables Music booth at NAMM 2019, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA

Please check back for new 2019 performance dates at an event near you soon.