On the heels of her recent album release, Missy Werner announced the addition of fiddle player and vocalist Suzanna Barnes to the band saying, "I am delighted that Suzanna is joining us. She is a versatile musician, she adds an entirely new facet to our sound, and I look forward to working with her."
Werner commented, "Her work ethic in preparation for our CD release events has been exceptional, and I know she will fit right in. We are all very pleased for her to come aboard."
Suzanna says, "I love playing Bluegrass music and am thrilled to be a part of the band."
Barnes, a native Cincinnatian, began displaying her musical talent at age 3 and shortly thereafter started with classical violin lessons in the Suzuki method, later branching out to Bluegrass and Jazz music with a strong interest in improvisation and concentration on reading music. She has attended the School for the Creative and Performing Arts, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan, and soon after gained a Bachelor's Degree at the acclaimed University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Suzanna is a sought-after teacher and performer in the area and holds a certification to train in the Mark O'Connor method. She is also a published author with Mel Bay Publishing.
"Suzanna enters the band with a great deal of musical knowledge and enthusiasm," says Missy's husband and bass player Artie Werner. "She has a knack for improvising exciting breaks on the fly, and has quickly picked up on our song catalog."
For more information about the band visit their website, www.missywerner.com