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 and raised in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania. At an early age, he began lessons on a Fender electric guitar. Later he purchased his first 12-string guitar and started writing and performing his songs. Soon he was entertaining audiences regularly at clubs and festivals.
Hartmann relocated to South Florida where he 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. He returned to many open mics, networked with the musicians, built a following and once again picked up regular gigs prior to the release of his debut CD, Now and Then.
He followed up with the release of Just Like Water, a nine track CD including his International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist song, Someone That You Never Really Knew. His music video, Younger Days, produced by Michael Eldon Lobsinger, was awarded Best Music Video featuring a Solo Artist at the 2019 L-Dub Film Festival.
Hartmann has 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 shares the stage with many of South Florida’s seasoned performers and newcomers when he hosts Musicians Showcase and Showcase in the Round.