"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
"[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
"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
"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
"[Ashtyn] works very hard. She's motivated and has a lot of energy and it would be a shame if she didn't get a chance to go to and share what she does with the rest of the world."
- Graham Weber
Ashtyn Barbaree is an internationally touring indie americana singer/songwriter from Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. She has a smokey, yet silky voice often accompanied with harmonies, guitar, tenor 8-string ukulele, bass and baritone guitar. Her self-titled debut album was recorded at the Butcher Shoppe Studio (Nashville, TN, USA) and released April 2018. She spent time in the studio alongside some remarkable musicians including: Jeffrey Clemens (of G. Love & Special Sauce, Dan Auerbach), Kenny Vaughan (of Lana Del Rey, Dan Auerbach), Dave Roe (of Johnny Cash, Dan Auerbach, The Tennessee Three, Dwight Yoakum), Dave "Fergie" Ferguson (of Johnny Cash, Dan Auerbach, Sturgill Simpson, Cowboy Jack Clement, Jake Bugg), Michael Rojas (of Stevie Nicks, Jewel, The Doobie Brothers) and Sean Sullivan. Since its release she has received national and international music reviews complimenting her work
She performs 300 shows a year across the US and completed her first International tour November/December 2018, with plans to return winter 2019.
In June 2018 she won a public vote contest to earn her the final spot on Bike Rack Records, allowing Ashtyn Barbaree (w/ Jacob Campbell on guitar and Nick Caffrey on stand-up bass) to record at Haxton Studios (Bentonville, AR, USA). 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).