Naren / Bio

Naren Schoenacher has been part of the western North Carolina music scene since the late 1990s, most notably with the rock outfit Marsupial and then with the acoustic act Barnacle. In 2008 he took a step back to reevaluate his musical life. Married and with two kids, Naren decided to devote what time he had to recording his own songs. He arranged them, played all the instruments himself, and tracked a ten song demo in his house. In 2010, with demo in hand, he contacted record producer Andrew Schatzberg of Landslide Studio (Asheville, NC) and began re-recording many of the songs on his demo and recording new songs he wrote specifically for the project. To help in this endeavor he recruited several area musicians: Robert Jones (bass), Jeff Sipe (drums), George Scott (organ), Brian Turner (organ, piano, trumpet), Matt Smith (pedal steel guitar), and Peter Councell (percussion). The result is "The World As I See It," a full-length album heavy as the heart rending soul of Wilco and easy as the melodic rock of David Gilmour. It is availble online now but will not be officially released until summer of 2012 on Alive and Well Records. Naren has formed a band to support the record and will be performing regionally soon. Schedule to be annonced. In the meantime, Naren is busy playing solo gigs in the area and with another band, Worldline, that will also be releasing an album soon. Please check the calendar to see when Naren is playing, listen to some of the music here, and checkout the video Naren made for his Kickstarter campaign a while back if you'd like to see a bit of the recording process. Thanks for checking out the page!

General Info

Band Members
Naren Schoenacher(guitar, vocals); Lenny Pettinelli ( keys, vocals); Forrest Smith (guitar); Art Lubin (bass); Billy Seawell (drums)
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Contact Info

Brevard, NC

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