Popdose is very pleased and proud to present to you the first brand new track from acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Barton (from the legendary band, Translator), “Before I Get Too Young”. This upbeat, delightfully spiky track is from his forthcoming 3-CD (yes, you read correctly – a triple album!), Tall Tales & Alibis.

The three albums which make up Tall Tales And Alibis each have their own unique feel. Album one is filled with more upbeat songs; album Two captures a moody vibe – and is all sung in Barton’s lower register. There is a cover of “In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning” and a slow, quiet and dark version of Steve’s Translator hit “Unalone.” He plays and sings everything on these two records himself, and produced these tracks at his studio in Portland, OR. The third album is a band effort recorded in Los Angeles with a core group, specially hand-picked for these sessions. The line-up includes Dave Scheff from Translator on drums, Pete Thomas from Elvis Costello’s Attractions on drums for three of the songs, Nelson Bragg (Brian Wilson band) on percussion, Derrick Anderson (Bangles) holding down the bass spot and part of the treat is having the band play live in the studio on all cuts.

So close your eyes and listen in to this wonderful new track from Mr. Barton.  As per usual, he delivers.

Tall Tales And Alibis will be released on Friday, March 2nd


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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