Artist Bios

Dana Newman
Vocals / Harmonica
Dana has been making up her own songs since before she could talk, and still entertains her entourage of brightly colored teddy bears with new material. They're tough critics. Photo Credit: Heidi Washburn
Bryan Newman
Guitar / Vocals
Involved in music since childhood, Bryan began playing the guitar at age 13. Originally from New York, he is one of the original members of One Trip Garden, founded 1993. During that time, Bryan lived and studied at an ashram, nurturing his passion for guitar, and writing original music.
Photo Credit: Brian Bystrek
Xavier Pietri
Xavier is a Connecticut native and self-taught musician. He first experienced making music with fellow drum-circle percussionists. His instruments include congas, cajon, timbales, udu, darbukka, bata, ocean drum, dumbek, doundoun, tamora, cymbals, chimes, shakers and bells. He hopes his music allows others to join in his musical journeys.
Photo Credit: Heidi Washburn
Jeff Carter
Guitar / Guitar Synths / Vocals
CT native, former Berklee initiate, Jeff has been in the CT music scene since the early 90s. His passions for outlawed alien music technology and diverse genres led him to blend electric guitar with a host of synthesized instruments - inspiring musical adventures in funk, rhythm and blues, EDM, progressive rock and improvisational mandala rock. He may not be human. Photo Credit: Caitlin Pytlik
Robert Engengro
Thought to be the product of a chocolate factory explosion, Robert Engengro, who is best known for his (fictitious) participation in the Salem Witch Trials, decided to play the drums, after mistaking Chicken Drumsticks for real drumsticks. Once the mistake was corrected, he dedicated countless hours to mastering the art of "Chicken Drumming".
Photo credit: Sandra Baulieu
Aaron Stapleton
A nerdy kid from the CT valley with a passion for legos and pizza, Aaron first started practicing bass around 2010 with some borrowed gear and a little instruction from his oldest brother. Those clunky music games with the plastic instruments were a big part of his inspiration to take on the role, along with the bass-focused bands of his upbringing. Believing a balanced life is healthiest, bands of opposing moods and methods are among his involvement. Photo Credit: Heidi Washburn
Parker Hutchinson
Live Sound Engineer/Live Recording Engineer/Archivist
A lifelong fan and collector of music, Parker began his journey in live sound and recording at UNH.
Parker's meticulous attention to live sound and recorded material keeps fans and musicians happy.
Photo: Third Half
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