David Watts Barton

Sacramento native David Watts Barton has been involved in Sacramento's music and cultural scene for more than 30 years, as a writer, performer and fan. Much of his career was spent at The Sacramento Bee, where he created the pop music beat.  He has written for Sacramento, Sactown and other magazines, and he recently became a California correspondent for Bloomberg News in New York.  Barton has had his songs recorded by local acts including Mumbo Gumbo and will begin work soon on his second album of original songs. Barton is also a substitute host for KXJZ's talk show, "Insight."