Allen Bentley (drums)
Allen’s interest in playing music began at age 12 with a Christmas gift of a red sparkle drum set from his grandparents (his parents were not nearly as happy as he was). For the next several years, he spent most of his free time learning to play in his basement along with his favorite records of the day. He developed his technical chops by learning rudiments playing with the Dalton High Marching Band through his junior year in high school. By the age of 15 he was performing live shows. Over the years he has played with more bands than he can remember and hundreds of musicians covering literally every musical genre. Allen’s style is heavily influenced by John Bonham, Jeff Porcaro, and Bryan Holmes among others.
Ben Frost (bass)
Ben started in music at an early age playing piano by ear, followed by a decade of formal lessons. He borrowed a bass from his brother-in-law and began playing in a band with some friends in middle school and never looked back. He played in college with the popular Athens-based band Northern Lights among others. Ben lays down a solid groove on the bass that’s true to the tune but carries the distinction of his own sensibilities. He and Allen are the driving heartbeat of Barrelhouse and one of the best rhythm sections to be found in north Georgia. Ben’s influences include Phil Lesh, David Schools, Otiel Burbridge and pretty much anyone else who can thump out that big round sound.
Andy Giles (guitar/vocals)
Andy Giles grew up sitting on his front porch listening to his dad play the guitar. That kindled a lifelong appreciation for music of all kinds, but it wasn’t until a Black Crowes concert in 1995 that the fire to play was lit. From that night on Andy has been honing his craft as a guitar player and a soulful singer. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, easily flowing from acoustic songwriter material to riffy rock and roll to lead improvisations and back again. These days his dad comes around to hear him play. Andy’s a live music aficionado, having traveled all over the country soaking up the sounds of countless acts. Among his wide range of influences are the Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, Wilson Pickett, Widespread Panic, Waylon, Leon Russell, and Led Zeppelin – anything that makes his arm hair stand up.
Wyatt Rollins (guitar/vocals)
Wyatt has been steeped in music since a very young age. From early piano lessons with his grandmother (an amazing classically trained pianist with perfect pitch) to an even earlier education in bluegrass, outlaw country, and '50s rock and roll from his father, he’s always been exposed to and enjoyed a wide range of music. The piano lessons didn’t take, but the guitar eventually did. In his mid-teens he discovered Led Zeppelin and absolutely had to have an electric guitar. He's been chasing the classic sounds and songs of the greats ever since. He has been involved in several recording projects for his original music as well as that of others over the years. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, and mandolin. Wyatt describes his guitar playing as “a cross between Jimmy Page, Neil Young, and don’t quit your day job.”