The Album: Misery Makes Strange Bedfellows (out 11/19)
The artist: Jared Bartman
Who’s that?: Peoria, Illinois native who combines indie, American folk, Eastern European music, and blues with classical arrangements, and performs both solo and with large ensemble accompaniments.
Fun fact: Bartman has shared the stage with artists like John Vanderslice, Richard Buckner, and Night Beds.
Sounds like: a carefully arranged fusion of pop rhythms and classical accents.
Author’s notes: “Misery Makes Strange Bedfellows is a collection of songs that has to do with the places and situations people find themselves in because of desire, ambition, and desperation.”