Scott Bartenhagen is a singer-songwriter from Lathrop, California. His music blends healthy parts of both folk and indie rock to just the right amount of pop and accessibility. Equal parts M. Ward and Andrew Bird to John Mayer and Joanna Newsom. Titles aside, his music is more than anything, melodic. Scott's first full length CD, Ten Songs Ten Men, was released in September, 2009. Spanning 19 tracks, Ten Songs demonstrates both a penchant for melodicism and storytelling, but also Scott's keen guitar work. Scott will be promoting his music and new CD in the coming months throughout various venues along the west coast. Though relatively new to the scene on his own, Scott is no stranger to the stage, having played professionally since the age of 15. He has toured all the way to Colorado with his Tejano group, Los Bandidos, played extensively with the group Fairway, and currently eeks out a living playing jazz guitar throughout the valley. With his solo work, Scott has played dozens of times including with grammy nominated group the Duhks. He has earned the opportunity to perform live sets on various radio stations including the valley's popular B93.1. His intimate yet electric live shows are developing quite the following throughout the central valley. He is also currently nominated for a MAMA award for best unplugged. More than anything, Scott just wants to play. His CD Ten Songs Ten Men is currently available for purchase and Scott is most certainly available for booking. He can be contacted by email at Giantfellow@gmail.com or via Myspace.com/ScottBartenhagen. If you want a great show drop him a line, just don't ask him if he plays basketball.
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