Together You And I
Skybucket Records 
Fire Note Says: Seek this singer/songwriter out!
There are always albums that define an artist. That one record in their collection where everything seems to work and it offers up an enjoyable listen from beginning to end. Barton Carroll's fourth album Together You And I is that record. From the excellent storytelling to the duets with fellow Seattle dweller Anna Lisa Notter plus the cover of "Something Good" from The Sound Of Music, Carroll shines at each memorable moment. What makes this record stand out from his catalog is the ease at which he can take the listener through emotions and connect with them through situations. Like on opening track "The Poor Boy Can't Dance", Carroll declares "if the whiskey is strong, and the band plays on - I can do no wrong" or the different things we do for love or lack of in "Let's Get On With The Illusion". It is the combination of all these pieces that make his songs dark with light, somber with joy and timeless yet fresh. Together You And I simply gets better after every spin as Carroll's diverse folk Americana approach sinks in and represents his best work to date.
Key Tracks: "The Poor Boy Can't Dance", "Shadowman", "Monday Night"
Bands With Similar Fire:
Barton Carroll: The Lost One [Fire Note Review 1/31/08]
Official Barton Carroll Website
Barton Carroll MySpace
Barton Carroll Facebook
-Reviewed by Reece Michael