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11 Feb

New Videos

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We finally have some video footage of us playing a live show.  Special thanks to Ramona Jan (aka Pinky Giselle), for shooting the video and the amazing Hurricane Cornelius for running sound at the venue. You can check our Video page for all current videos as we will be adding more as we get them processed.  But here is a sample to get you started:

20 Dec

Stir Fried w/ Jeff Wisor, January 16th @ The Turning Point

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Barn Cat guitarist Jan London still plays guitar w/ Stir Fried as well as The Barn Cats & The Crackers.  This past Summer The Crackers put on a show Featuring themselves, (Including Barn Cat & Cracker, John Rocklin on guitar & vocals), with Fiddler Jeff Wisor, (credits include-Bob Dylan, Mac Wiseman, David Bromberg & many more). After doing an acoustic set with The Crackers, Jeff joined w/ Johnny, Jan, Foot, and Vin from Stir Fried for an electric set.  It was very impromptu as they had never played at all with Jeff & vice versa.  The house was packed and it was a killer show.  On January 16th @ 8:30 in the PM, Jeff will join with all of Stir Fried including Buddy Cage & Joanne Lediger for a not to be missed show @ The Turning Point in Piermont NY.  Space is limited so call ahead for tickets.

Jeff Wisor

Jeff Wisor

Jan London- Guitar

Jan London- Guitar

16 Dec

Tone, Tone, Tone !!

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Tone Tone Tone !!

Tone Tone Tone !!

Our cover of this fantastic Meters song, “Just kissed my Baby” sets the background for this photo of John’s 1963 Danelectro 1457.

25 Nov

Little Sammy Davis Birthday Bash

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Little Sammy Davis, Central Park, Honesdale, Pa June 2006. Photograph copyright, John Rocklin.

Little Sammy Davis, Central Park, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, June 2006. Photograph copyright, John Rocklin.

A few Barn Cats will be found @ Brian’s Backyard BBQ on Saturday, November 28th from about 3pm until 9  We will be helping our buddy, Little Sammy Davis celebrate his 87th birthday.  Sammy was born on November 28th, 1928 in Winona, Mississippi.  Sammy is truly a living part of blues history as well as being one of the best harmonica players/singers to ever take a stage anywhere.  After suffering a number of strokes a few years ago, Sam has been residing in a nursing home but will be attending his party at Brian’s and is looking forward to seeing and greeting as many friends and fans as possible.  Call Brian’s for reservations, an all star line-up will be present to pay honor to Sammy and celebrate this special day.

18 Nov

Just added some originals…….

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      Strut Your Stuff - The Barn Cats
      Put A Little stank On It (Root-Tootie) {2} - The Barn Cats
      The Warm Up (2) - The Barn Cats

We just added 3 new originals to our listen page……We like them a lot, let us know what you think.


14 Nov

Our Reverb Nation Page

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      Just Kissed My Baby - The Barn Cats
The Barn Cat's, May 2015 . L to R...... Jan London, Jim Verdi, John Rocklin & Tom Rausch

The Barn Cat’s, May 2015 .
L to R……
Jan London, Jim Verdi, John Rocklin & Tom Rausch

Please press play above our photo to hear our recent recording of Just Kissed my baby.  Produced by & drums, Jim Verdi, that’s our Tommy on the vocals and bass.  Jan on slide and lead guitar, John on rhythm guitar.  This is a Meter’s tune, we will be posting a number of originals soon……stay tuned !!