Seattle-based musician Barton Carroll began touring with Crooked Fingers in 2002, playing guitar, steel guitar, and upright bass. He appeared on the Crooked Fingers albums Crooked Fingers and Dignity and Shame. He also served as an accompanist with Azure Ray, Dolorean, and Micah P. Hinson. On October 17, 2006, Skybucket Records released his second solo album, Love & War. The record had been recorded in 2001; Carroll's first album, a self-titled effort, went unreleased after being recorded in 1999. He recorded a third album, The Lost One, in January 2006.