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United States - Oregon

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Portland, Oregon resident Kenneth Barton is obsessed with playing guitar. It began way back in 1976 when some of his schoolmates performed Three Dog Night’s Joy to The World for his 6th grade class. His Mom responded by renting him an acoustic guitar and by the time he’d completed high school he’d become nearly inseparable from his Gibson Les Paul. Barton was a bit of renaissance guy in that a number of other passions would interfere with his guitar habit as his life moved along. Barton is most well known as the guitar player and primary songwriter for the 1990’s bands Suntribe and Petal, but since 2001 he’s been largely absent from the music scene. He was known as a “quirky” guy by his former band mates and so it’s no surprise his new LP Falling Out is a very unusual album; a mixture of heavy rock, power pop, a ballad or two and a few songs so different it is hard to guess where they might of come from. Falling Out is a record for the adventurous. Barton is now hard at work on a four song EP he hopes to complete by Christmas called Simple Songs so he can spend early 2013 completing Petal’s comeback album tentatively titled The History of Music.