Frank broke on the Seattle music scene before it was a scene and stormed around the Northwest. Immediately compared to distinctive singer-songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger and Jackson Browne in reviews about his songwriting and releases. But in regards to his live shows the comparisons include Springsteen again, but throw in some Freddie Mercury, Jim Morrison, and U2. Wow! Really? Once this pandemic is under control, be sure to go see him and his great band!
As Big Round Music President Paul Hodes says, "Frank writes and sings like a guy who’s been beat up and still won't quit, like a guy who's been dumped but still has hope for a happy ending."
Many of the songs feature gravel and silk, triumph and longing, and celebration and regret. Produced by Grammy Award winning Producer, Scott Mathews, Frank doesn’t hold back for anyone or anything. New York Times Best selling music writer Charles R. Cross once described Frank Barter songs as "Expansive as an Eastern Oregon Sunset." If you’ve never seen one of those, they're burning in the middle, sitting on top of a wheat field, with a golden glow on each side stretching the horizon forever. That’s where Frank Barter takes you.