Barton Hartshorn
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Barton Hartshorn

Paris, France | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Paris, France | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter




"Rolling Stone"

“Addictive…a jewel on the English scene” - Rolling Stone

"Rock & Folk"

"Finely tuned, memorable melodies and a voice with elegance and punch… Really addictive songs." ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ - Rock & Folk

"Télé 7 Jours"

"Amongst the cream of British pop...11 gems including the stand-out Something This Bright Should Explode. » - Télé 7 Jours

"Culture Box"

"Let's start by saying that this album is captivating...right from the first acoustic guitar chords and harmonica that accompany Barton Hartshorn's magnificent voice, we're steeped in a west coast, pop-folk vibe." - Culture Box

"My Head Is A Jukebox"

It's like coming across a Californian radio station from the 70s where one gem follows after song sounds like an instant classic." - My Head Is A Jukebox


Still working on that hot first release.



Barton Hartshorn is a singer-songwriter currently living in Paris. Although none of his albums would be called concept albums, each one carries a distinct theme and represents a travelogue of sorts, a record of journeys real and imagined.
‘Headquarter café’ (2012) takes place in the fictional land of Ampersand and tells of the rise to power of a musician come dictator.
The songs on ’I died of boredom & came back as me’ (2017) came about through a year spent working in kitchens in Australia.
‘Twelvemonth’ (2018) is a music & song cycle to accompany the novel ‘Necessary to life’ by Louisa Leontiades. It documents life choices made and time spent on the Swedish island of Brännö.

Born in Manchester, England, Barton has toured with other acts as a drummer (Angus Stone, Gossling, Bo) and produces his albums and those of other artists in his Paris studio.
He is also the lead singer and songwriter from the group ‘Dictafone’.

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