David Watts Barton is a veteran music and culture writer who began his career at The Sacramento Bee and has been published in dozens of newspapers. His first interview, in 1976, was with Patti Smith. After leaving The Bee in 2007, David ran the local news start-up SacramentoPress.com, covered Federal courts for Bloomberg LLC, and hosted an NPR talk show, Insight on Capital Public Radio. He moved to New York City in 2012, and is exploring the city’s theater and music scenes. He blogs about his discoveries at stagetology.com.