Barton’s music comes from the nameless place that connects brain and heart. As a biologist, she might tell you the location does not exist. As a musician/songwriter, she knows right where it lives. Barb is celebrating the release of her seventh album. This CD is a fantastic collection of Barton’s poignant originals and she puts her distinctive mark on some of her favorite classic rock tunes.
Barb Barton plays guitar with fingers that first touched strings when she was five years old. Her lyrics found life in elementary school, written with a No. 2 pencil. Her music was born and raised in the woods and waters of the Great Midwest. Barton has been playing over five decades. She has followed the musical cues of the artists she listened to in her early years. Buffy St. Marie, Dan Fogelberg, Heart, Roy Clark, Michael Hedges, Zeppelin. You like Barton and her award-winning music because you chose her with all your senses. Like you chose your mechanic, your daycare provider, your partner. Her music is personal.
Today, as a musician, a woman and a biologist, Barb Barton hopes that “people can reconnect with themselves and Mother Earth and all our Relations,” and she finds renewable energy from other musicians, her audience and the planet. If trees sang back-up, they’d be touring with Barb Barton