"Even if the name isn't instantly recognizable, fans of Eric Bachmann
have probably witnessed Barton Carroll's contributions to Bachmann's
Crooked Fingers on stand-up bass, lap-steel guitar, and periodic
backing vocals. The two forged a friendship over a mutual love of Bruce
Springsteen while Carroll was working as Archers of Loaf's
manager and have been collaborating whenever possible ever since then.
Carroll is long overdue for recognition of his own talents as a singer
and a songwriter. He's hyperintelligent and hyperliterate, but his
hushed and naked delivery of dour, country-tinged yarns is infinitely
accessible and down to earth. Fans of Cormac McCarthy, take note." -The Stranger-Seattle, WA.
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