Featured in American Songwriter, Billboard Pride, NewNowNext, and Aquarian Weekly, Seán Barna is helping define the art of queer storytelling through songwriting. NPR’s Bob Boilen, host of the Tiny Desk Concerts and podcast All Songs Considered, said Barna is, “a thrill to see… wearing Ziggy Stardust on his glittery sleeve,” while Barna’s seminal EP, CISSY, was called “a brilliant, giant statement about modern life and sexuality” by Counting Crows frontman, Adam Duritz.
Barna, the former drummer of Deaf West Theatre’s LA production of Spring Awakening and the national Broadway tour of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, plays drums and rhythm guitar on all of his records, and is the sole songwriter. He is set to release his next EP, Margaret Thatcher of the Lower East Side, in the spring of 2020.
“As a queer artist, his own personal struggles have poured out as viscerally as possible.”
“Barna is a thrill to see… wearing Ziggy Stardust on his glittery sleeve,”
– Bob Boilen
“Candid, calculated and weighed by heavy contemplation on masculinity, creating a stunning and sensitive form of songwriting.”
-The Deli Mag
Sunday, March 1st, The Parlor Room, Northampton, MA (opening for Hawktail)
Fri, Mar 27 | Spring Concert Series @ Brentwood Arts Exchange | Washington, DC
Tue, May 5 | The Public Option | Washington, DC
Sunday May 29th, DC9, Washington, DC (album release)