Carlos Barata will take the stage at the Indiana Theater at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 10 to celebrate his latest self-titled album release. This event will kick off a weekend of music, as the third annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival is expected to draw a wide range of regional talent to town on September 11 and 12.
Carlos Barata is a 23-year-old, solo acoustic singer-songwriter and performer from Bethlehem, Pa. With simplistic support by way of his guitar, Barata’s strongest suits are soulful vocals paired with colorful, yet accessible lyrics that speak to and reminisce on styles of the motown and rock of yesterday, along with the pop and folk music of today. His style can be most readily described as acoustic, alternative, with influences ranging from the Beatles to Jack Johnson, the Temptations, Black Keys, City and Color, and more.
Barata debuted his first album Believe in 2009, followed by his second, This State We’re In, just two years later. After a four-year hiatus, Barata has crafted something special, diving deep into himself and the personal experiences of those near and dear, coining his third and self-titled production, Carlos Barata. Over time, Barata has taken the stage at major national and local events, ranging from private parties to bars, restaurants, festivals, weddings, ceremonies, and more, sharing the stage with international touring artists such as Matt & Kim, Dispatch, and Brushfire Record’s Matt Costa. One can also find Barata in his four seconds of glory on American Idol: Season 12, Episode 1.
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