In 2012,be sure to catch CT's premier country rock band, The Barn Burners. The Hamden,CT-based band is comprised of 6 dynamic and multi-talented members, and play the best of today's contemporary country hits.
Five vocalists deliver smooth-as-silk harmonies, featuring lead vocalist, Ann Breen of Durham,CT. A gumbo of steel,acoustic(lead and rhythm) guitars round out the sound with a dash of fiddle and banjo to spice up the mix.
The Barn Burners are:
Doug Riccio(lead and backup vocals,bass guitar). Doug has toured with The BoxTops(#1 hit The Letter and Cry Like a Baby),and has performed throughout the US with Disco Show Band(Arlene Adams).
Scott Harris,aka "Birdman"(Lead and backup vocals,lead guitar,fiddle,and mandolin). Scott has performed in numerous bands over the years,including the classic rock/top 40 outfit, WingIt.
Noah Miller(steel,acoustic guitars),aka "Dr. Wally Hayes," hails from South Paris, Maine. While working as a geologist, Noah taught himself to play guitar,mandolin, and tenor banjo.
Ann Breen(Lead and backup vocals,percussion),aka "The Diva," has sang in various bands over the years, including "Emanuel Transmission"(2002 recorded CD "Eternity") with Chris Huston, producer at The Gallery, E. Hartford,CT. Other bands include "No Regrets," "BJ Rockets and Co., and "Time Travelers."
Mark Daur(drums,percussion). Mark has performed,in and out, of bands for almost 40 years.
Ernie Todd(lead and rhythm guitar,banjo) has performed in various groups in the New Haven area over the years, ranging in style from bluegrass to classic rock.Performed in the country melodrama, "Back County Crimes" as an undergraduate while attending SCSU in 1981 at Lyman Auditorium.