Balladir is the creative works of Travis Puntarelli. Based out of Bloomington, Indiana, Travis performs original folk music around the country. Values simplicity, poetry, meaning, melody. Here’s what folks have to say about him:

Travis Puntarelli is a magician. An all-feeling, whimsical but grounded songster you might find deep in forest of your fantastic imagination, he somehow takes all that you know and all that you don't know and all that you wish you could be and puts it in some kind of mystical cauldron in his mind, stirring up a unique, confidence-boosting, boundary-pushing learning experience that truly caters to the heart and mind of each individual. Blending keen musical discipline with soul-searching prowess, Travis is a powerful teacher willing to learn with you, work alongside you, and guide you on an unforgettable journey of musical discovery. 


“Travis is an anachronistic vaude-villian of vigil-antics, a relic of forgotten times: the minstrel of yore and bard of lore. A bare-footed and bunson-burned tour guide on the fault-lines of agony and ecstasy...a real life action figure, comes multi-instrumentally equipped with quips and quirks. Part jester, part monkey, all mime. Not mute though, but musical, and often in rhyme. Bender of space, traveler of time, increasing the present, decreasing clocked wrinkles and ripples and de-greasing the brain, heart and mind. An ingrown child. An unpaved roadshow. A one man cosmic circus & friends. Best viewed upside down, inverted, and backwards." 


Travis Puntarelli is 1000 times better at writing songs than he is at writing bios. If that's not an indication of just how awesome this weird fellow is, I don't know what will be. Go see him.