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The Serenaders

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The Atlanta-based "modern retrobilly" band originally formed in 2007 with founding members Barton Caplan (acoustic guitar, vocals) and Joel Glogowski (bass, vocals). Caplan cut his teeth writing songs and singing in bands in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston, and San Francisco. He then met Glogowski in Atlanta, who was playing electric guitar at the time. The two started playing and listening to music together and, under the influence of Glogowski’s sizeable country music collection, took a trip to Nashville to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame.

By the time they were driving back to Atlanta, they had agreed to form their own Americana/country group. Glogowski bought a stand-up bass and Caplan aimed his prolific songwriting skills at topics ranging from endearing love songs to obsessive Hollywood fandom, blending elements of rockabilly, country, doo-wop, and rock.

Over the next couple of years, the duo built up an impressive repertoire of original songs and performed at various small clubs and coffee shops in and around Atlanta. In August of 2009, Caplan and Glogowski met Danny Arana, a local musician who had played in several bands of varying genres and instrumentation. Arana, a multi-instrumentalist, joined the group playing electric guitar and singing vocal harmonies. Within a couple of months, they were performing at clubs in and around Atlanta, and later the Southeast and beyond.

In 2010, The Serenaders released an EP and single, Before I’m Done. They released their first LP, My One and Only You, to warm reviews in 2011, and are due to release a five-song EP in spring of 2012.

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