Scott Manery and The Barnburners are back at the Cheeky Monkey to rock your socks off with their own brand of twang for the February 2nd First Friday.
The Barnburners originally formed in 1995 to help Scott record some songs he had written. Those songs became the band’s debut CD “Tractorcaster” which is named after Manery’s beloved John Deere Telecaster guitar. Along the way The Barnburners have developed a strong following in South Western Ontario and Michigan. With four CD’s under their cowboy belts the band features all original material as written by Manery. Considered one of the provinces best opening acts, over the years they have worked with a long list of top artists including Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum (twice), Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Corb Lund, The Good Brothers and George Canyon… to name a few
Each member of The Barnburners comes by their talent naturally with enhancements from both schooling and experience. Lead singer guitarist, Scott is a second generation guitar player taking after his Dad and has a degree in theater which explains his natural stage presence. Dave Scarlett on bass and vocals has a music degree from Toronto’s Humber College school of jazz (as a guitarist) and Brian Cox fronted and played drums for a touring band for over 15 years.
The Barnburners sound and style are influenced by the likes of Marty Stuart, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Brian Setzer, Merle Haggard and Dave Edmunds. Taking the best of these greats in country and rockabilly, the Barnburners have added their own flair to the music and stirred in a high intensity stage act creating a show that is entertaining to all ages. The band describe their sound as “Brand new old school country music with a hint of cow-punk TWANG.”
You can enjoy Scott Manery & The Barnburners high energy show up close and personal during the February 2nd First Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Cheeky Monkey records & more store located at 130 Christina Street North downtown Sarnia.