A version of this article appeared in print on February 6, 2011, on page CT8 of the New York edition.
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LITTLEHOUSE SAYS "WELCOME TO THE BARN"
From small-town Connecticut comes a four-piece band called LittleHouse, playing a brand of music that lurks somewhere between Rock and Americana - it's a genre the band refers to as "Heartland." LittleHouse frequently performs in their own venue, which happens to be a barn. And they have put forth a live CD called Welcome To The Barn. Skope recently tracked down singer-songwriter Joe Patrina to ask a few questions... Read More: http://www.skopemag.com/2013/08/05/littlehouse-says-welcome-to-the-barn
LittleHouse on NBC TV30 Connecticut News
Simsbury's Best Kept Secret: Band that Plays in a Barn. Joe Patrina went from mega success on Wall Street to giving it up for a chance at his dream job in a band. Now he's making it happen from the inside of a barn on his property.
Joe and Tom perform on WFSB Better Connecticut Show
Newington resident makes barn-full of music
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:32 PM EST
By Erica Schmitt
Doug LaChapelle taps his feet along to Joe Patrina’s first acoustic performance of a newly-written song titled “New Mexico,” suddenly compelled to hop the stage, grab his drum sticks, and merge the lyrics and melody with the composition beating to life in his head.
LaChapelle, 54, is a Newington resident and drummer for the country-rock band LittleHouse, who perform their mellow, feel-good tunes in Patrina’s barn beside his West Simsbury home. No horses or hay lie in this barn. There’s a multimedia projector, top-of-the-line sound system, professional lighting and the head of a bison over a fireplace, keeping watch over the band.
LittleHouse formed in 2008 after Patrina left the Wall Street business world; LaChapelle joined the group last May, before they scaled the seven-piece arrangement down to four members. He was invited by longtime friend and former drummer Joe Montenieri, who now serves as producer. Essex resident Tommy MacGregor is lead guitarist and according to LaChapelle, “a dream to play with,” and Coventry resident Gary Gott who “never makes one mistake” plays bass guitar. All four guys can, and do, sing.
LaChapelle does have a day job however, building custom exhibits and displays for trade shows. This is in part because all LittleHouse shows are free. Guests pack the barn twice-monthly — toting along their own coolers and enjoying complimentary food and music. They try to bring in an audience of half regulars and half new visitors, offering tickets by email.
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July 18th, 2011 8:00pm at the Coyote Maverick in Danbury Ct.
LittleHouse has been selected as one of the finalists in the 965 TIC Open for Bon Jovi contest! This puts us in a "Battle of the Bands" on Thursday, April 28th at the Black Bear Saloon on 187 Allyn Street in Hartford.
Doors open at 7:00pm, we go on at 9:30pm. Please come by and show your supporting enthusiasm again!
And again..Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!
LittleHouse Raises $2,200 For Lupus Foundation Of America, CT Chapter
Mark Mitchell, president of Mitchell Auto Group, Jessica Jarvis, singer of LittleHouse, Jim Vicevich, WTIC-AM radio host, Lisa Sartorius, president of the of CT Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America and Joe Patrina, founder and lead singer of LittleHouse
The Connecticut-born band LittleHouse recently broke out of its traditional performance venue- a converted barn in Simsbury- to play a sold-out charity concert at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, which benefitted the CT Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America.
The senator stopped by after his book signing at Barnes and Noble Saturday in Blue Back Square in West Hartford. LittleHouse wrote and recorded "I Drive a Truck", inspired by Scott Browns dramatic upset for the Massachusetts senate seat on January 18th 2010.
LittleHouse performance on "Better Connecticut" WFSB Channel 3
LittleHouse performance on WTNH TV8 "Connecticut Style" program
LittleHouse performance on "Mass Appeal" WWLP-22 NBC
Joe Patrina is living his dream. After selling his successful software company, he moved to Simsbury where his property consists of several out buildings and a barn which has been converted into a recording studio and concert venue allowing Patrina to write, record and rehearse with his band, "LittleHouse." He and his band hold twice-monthly concerts in the barn for 40-50 invited guests. In photo, Patrina, in his paisley jacket, rocks out on a guitar solo in the barn during a Saturday night concert. (STEPHEN DUNN, Hartford Courant / October 26, 2010)
Band In A Barn Draws Big Crowds!
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