"The song is not specifically about the town, but the title serves as a metaphor for a deeper meaning. The song tells the story of two lovers who have killed a man and buried him in the Barton Hollow area. The lyrics reflect the agony and guilt that the two lovers feel as they attempt to reconcile their actions with their love for each other."
It's technically well done. More "folk" music than traditional country music, IMO. Again, not really my taste.
Probably my favorite "folk" singer is Gordon Lightfoot.