barton Carroll

barton Carroll

 Seattle, Washington, USA

Narrative Folk


Since 2002, Barton Carroll has toured and recorded extensively with Crooked Fingers and Eric Bachmann, playing guitar, steel guitar, and upright bass. Carroll has also toured, playing various instruments with Azure Ray, Dolorean, and Micah P. Hinson.

In 2006 Carroll released his second solo effort, “Love and War,” on Skybucket Records. “Love and War” received much critical acclaim in music journals such as Harp, No Depression, The Big Takeover, and many others.

Paste Magazine also included a track from “Love and War” on their November, 2006 CD sampler.

Carroll's latest album, "The Lost One," was released on Skybucket records in January of 2008. The title was stolen from one of the classic films of the Noir canon, a genre that Carroll is hooked on. Like the film, the songs tell stories of souls who, burdened by their past, fear they will not be redeemed. Carroll’s sardonic and self effacing wit is evident.

Musically, the record is a mixture of the mountain music that Carroll grew up hearing in Western North Carolina, and the sweet, sad, melodic sensibility of Alex Chilton. Carroll has a sincere, durable voice well suited for storytelling and folk songs.

“The Lost One” was produced by Martin Feveyear, who engineered and produced the 2005 Crooked Fingers release, “Dignity and Shame.” Feveyear is a veteran producer and engineer, having worked with such artists as Mark Lanegan, Damien Jurado, and John Wesley Harding.


"Barton Carroll" LP 1999, "Love & War"-LP 2006, "The Lost One"-LP 2008. Airplay on several stations including KEXP (Seattle), Oregon Public Radio, WNCW (Spindale, NC)

Set List

Look Up, Look Down, That Lonesome Road
Pretty Girl's Going To Ruin My Life
Those Days Are Gone
Brace Yourself
Your Name Must Be Mercy
Brooklyn Girl, You're Going To Be My Bride
Laurie, Don't Go
Small Thing
Scorched Earth
Dark Place
Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still

35-45 Minutes. If I do covers, they are usually traditional