Bart called the Texas Hill Country home for over 10 years, playing all over the Hill Country and Austin, Texas area. In 2008 Bart moved back to Ruidoso, New Mexico to play at Mountain Annies Dinner Theater for 2 years. On December 12, 2012 Bart married his life-long sweetheart Denise Boen Trotter, and in March of 2014 they moved to Branson, Missouri.
Bart’s latest recording “Along for the Ride“, features an all-star line up of “Super Pickers” – “Texas Swing Six”. This band includes: Bart – on fiddle and vocals, Cindy Cashdollar – 5 time Grammy award winner – from “Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Dylan” – on steel guitar and dobro, Rick McRae – from the “Ace in the Hole Band” – on lead and rhythm guitar, Danny Levin – from “Asleep at the Wheel” on piano, Terry Hale – from the “Ace in the Hole Band” – on bass, and Wes Star – from “Omar and the Howlers, Jimmy Vaughn” – on drums.
Bart has played, performed and or recorded with: The Sons of the Pioneers, The Texas Playboys, Almost Patsy Cline, Gary P. Nunn, The Asylum Street Spankers, Don McCallister Jr., The Lonesome Riders, Merle Haggard, Freddy Powers, Johnny Gimble, The Flying J Wranglers, Eddy Akridge, Tish Hinajosa, Gary Cook, Roger Moon, Joel Melton, Rick McRae, Terry Hale, Cindy Cashdollar, Redd Volkaert, Floyd Domino, Billy Dee, Thomas Michael Riley, Mickey Cochran, The Hillbilly Potentates, Doug Davis and The Note Ropers, Tim McCasland and countless others.
Bart is retired from fiddle playing. He was diagnosed with A.L.S. in July of 2015, and stopped playing in August of 2015. He still loves hearing live music, and travels around to different live music events!
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