Do not miss this episode! Philly goes 3-for-3 in July as Seán Barna takes a moment during this tour that supports his recent album release An Evening At Macri Park to sit with Philly and David and share his story.
An incredibly vulnerable convo as they touch on his "viscerally queer" epithet, the deep emotional hurdles he worked through as a college freshman following the loss of his brother to a tragic car accident, and how he faced feeling like a "Dishonest Artist" and came out publicly and as an artist (link to his article: https://www.hackwriters.com/Barna1.htm)
There are also plenty of laughs, and great stories that include Adam Duritz of Counting Crows as well as lots of other mentors and people who help guide Seán along the way.
Seán's drum performance for Mr. Lemon Bay High School pageant
And he'll play not 1, but TWO songs live during the interview - "Routines" off of Cissy EP, and the opening overture and first track off of the recent album, "Disco Nap". We'll also share our fav songs off An Evening At Macri Park, "Benjamin Whishaw Smiled" and "I've Been Sleeping With Strangers". Seán is such an emotional performer and we can't wait to hear his acoustic renditions of these raw, visceral songs.
Be sure to catch him when he performs near you!
Seán Barna is a viscerally outspoken queer artist and performer, embedded in the tradition of fearless queer storytelling.
Seán was a semi-professional drummer by age fourteen and graduated with a degree in classical percussion at age twenty-two. Barna has since served as the drummer of Deaf West Theatre’s Los Angeles production of Spring Awakening and the national Broadway tour for The Producers
Seán has released 2 albums, several EPs and singles. Released in May 2023, An Evening at Macri Park, - his second LP and Kill Rock Stars debut, —is a character study of the dimly-lit Brooklyn queer bar, Macri Park, and the creatures who thrive within its walls.
Thank you to Carver Commodore, argonaut&wasp, and Blair Crimmins for allowing us to use their music in the show open and close. It makes everything sound so much better!
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