"Barbaree’s enchanting voice and authentic approach to songwriting has made her a favorite around the Shindig offices. When she released her self-titled full-length debut this spring, she gave us six tracks of well-crafted indie-Americana. One of those songs was a tune titled “Fades Away,” and she’s reworked the track for her contribution to this compilation. Barbaree once again showcases her refreshing take on writing music and it may quietly be one of the best songs on the entire album. “Fades Away” serves as a great way to round out a stellar release and we can’t wait to see what the next batch of songs has in store."
- Shindig Music
"Ashtyn Barbaree has her own unique sound, can write damn good songs and has two excellent companions with Caffrey and Campbell. She is also a great musician herself. "
- The Next Gig,
Dutch Music Magazine
"She has an interesting and recognizable voice that will set her apart from the pack, lending her folk songs a little something extra."
- Gwen Etherage,
Eureka Springs Independent
"[Ashtyn] is motivated and has a lot of energy. It would be a shame if she didn't get a chance to go and share what she does with the rest of the world."
- Graham Weber, The House Of Songs
"To say Ashtyn has a unique sound is a colossal understatement. Her ethereal voice will captivate and transport you. Definitely make a point to see and hear her in person."
- Benjamin Baldwin
"[Dit album is] Een verrassende kennismaking met dit jonge talent met haar veelzijdige en prachtige stem."
"[This album is a] surprising introduction to this young talent with her versatile and beautiful voice."
- The Next Gig,
Dutch Music Magazine
"Ashtyn is one of the hardest working songwriters in Arkansas."
- The House Of Songs
Ashtyn Barbaree is an internationally touring gritty Americana singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). Sweet, soulful, charming and relatable, her lyrics have found their way into the hearts of folks from all walks of life. She has a smokey, yet silky voice accompanied with harmonies, guitar, tenor 8-string ukulele, upright bass, pedal steel, drums and piano.
She has been creating and performing music in the NWA area for nearly a decade. At 25 years old, Ashtyn has built her brand from the ground up, and has spread her music across the United States, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands and Germany.
Her self-titled debut EP was recorded at the Butcher Shoppe Studio (Nashville, TN, USA) and released April 2018. She spent time in the studio alongside some remarkable Nashville musicians including: Jeffrey Clemens, Kenny Vaughan, Dave Roe, Dave "Fergie" Ferguson, Michael Rojas and Sean Sullivan. Since its release, she has received national and international music reviews complimenting her work.
In June 2018 she won a public vote contest to earn her the final spot on Bike Rack Records, allowing her to record at Haxton Studios. The compilation album, titled Bike Rack Records, Vol. 1, features some of Arkansas' favorite artists and was released on November 9th, 2018 at The Record (Bentonville, AR, USA).
In December 2018, Ashtyn was the first NWA artist exported to Europe through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation/ The House Of Songs.
2019 was a busy year including performances at Folk Alliance International (Montreal, Canada), an official showcase at CD Baby's DIY Festival (Austin, Texas), an artist residency in NYC (Bethany Arts) and a month of touring Europe.
In 2020 she adapted to online shows (including Thriving Roots by Americana Music Association) and virtual teaching, then spent time recording a new full length record with Jeffrey Clemens, Chris Scruggs, Brook Sutton, Tommy Hannum and Jacob Campbell at The Studio Nashville (Nashville, TN, USA).
In 2021 she was nominated and selected to be the Arkansas State Music Ambassador. Her new record, Better Luck Next Time, will be physically released on May 28th, 2022 at the Fayetteville Public Library (Fayetteville, AR, USA). It will be released to all digital platforms on June 3rd, 2022 before her show at Geyser By The Sea (Copenhagen, Denmark).