'Turtle Dove', the dynamic 6th release from the talented music maker Barb Barton, is an amazing accomplishment that promises to bring her into the national spotlight. The album weaves together many of the musical styles that have influenced Barton over the years, and demonstrates her astute musical savvy. She is a seasoned musician, and 'Turtle Dove' is the consummate product of her creativity. What makes this CD so very interesting is that Barton produced, engineered, and mastered the recording in addition to playing most of the instruments! To say this is a folk album would be misleading - Barton delivers some hard driving rock in addition to her trademark percussive acoustic style. 'Predator and Prey', one of the most rhythmically interesting songs on the album, is a blend of Celtic/East Indian rhythms that build into an explosion of Zepplinesque rock-n-roll. This song characterizes Barton's stylistic foray with the album, and features incredible drumming tracks by Murray Stewart-Jones and Terri Stangl. 'Confusion', a song about adulterous tension, has a powerful vocal performance that is embedded in an angst-filled arrangement of fiddle and electric guitars. Barton's version of the Buffy Sainte-Marie song "It's My Way" has a haunting blend of acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo (Sally Potter) and fiddle (Jon Potrykus) that is hard to get out of your head. The last cut on the CD is a remake of the Hollie's tune "Bus Stop", in which Barton teams up on vocals with Ann Arbor's Annie Capps. She infuses her rhythmic strumming with the traditional sixties sound for a delightful conclusion to an incredible album.