Lead vocalist and primary songwriter Launa Schweizer previously released "Forget About Gravity" with her band, Bliss Point. She also co-founded and directed the Amherst College Bluestockings. Launa is a teacher, a mother of two daughters, and the author of a memoir and a novel.
Bass player Bill Lienhard previously played bass for award-winning blues singer Bette Smith (with Bette Stuy and the Brooklynites) at venues including BB King's on 42nd Street and the Bethlehem Musikfest. Bill also played bass for Love Handle, Bliss Point, Attractive Nuisance, and Bad Voltage, and was the second official member of the Michigan G-Men
Reknowned keyboard player and arranger Rick Knutsen has worked on many projects, including playing with Rob Mathes' All Star musicians at their annual Christmas concert. Bass player Will Lee, guitarist Billy Masters, drummer Joe Bonadio among others are part of Mathes' all-star group. Rick was also Musical Director of the Whiffenpoofs.
John Newbery (drums), Buck McAllister (mandolin) and Jon Freeman (guitar) are also veterans of the Brooklyn/lower Manhattan rock scene.
We hope you enjoy New Yeller's first album, Pandora's Regrets!