Indie recording artist, Bill Hartmann performs his original songs for a wide range of fans. Drawing them in with his masterful storytelling, he delivers lyrics that touch one’s soul. Many compare his musical style to James Taylor and the late great storyteller, Harry Chapin.
Hartmann was born in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania. At an early age, he began lessons on a Fender electric guitar. In 1973, he purchased his first 12-string guitar and soon after started writing and performing his songs. By 1978, he was entertaining audiences regularly at clubs and festivals for the next thirteen years.
In 1991, he relocated to Boca Raton, Florida and put his music on hold for sixteen years while he focused on work, paying the bills and maintaining a home. One afternoon, while listening to performances at an open mic he decided it was time to return to the music scene and do what he loves – sing his songs and tell his stories. So he returned to many open mic’s, networked with the musicians, built a following and once again picked up regular gigs. In 2009, he released his debut CD, Now and Then earning him a large internet fan base.
In 2015, he appeared in two episodes of Balcony TV Miami performing The One That Stayed and Missing You at Christmas.
In addition to his solo performances, Hartmann enjoys sharing the stage with many of South Florida’s seasoned performers and newcomers when he hosts the Musicians Showcase, a popular weekly venue. When time allows, he volunteers his musical talent to community events and fundraisers.