ABOUT US

Based in Beacon, NY, the band members of Bees In The Barn were brought together by their passion for genre crossing acoustic music.  The quartet quickly found a unique chemistry in playing and writing together.

August Eriksmoen is a Grammy nominated producer, Tony nominated orchestrator, as well as twice nominated for the Drama Desk Award, and is a recipient of London's Olivier Award. He has toured all over the country as a multi-instrumentalist and conductor. He is an accomplished arranger and orchestrator, having worked on many Broadway musicals and TV shows, including the the recent hit Come From Away, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star, ABC’s Once Upon A Time, A Christmas Story Live, and Disney’s Descendants.

Ryan Drickey is a violinist/violist with roots in classical music as well as American and Scandinavian folk styles. Ryan has performed and taught across the US as well as in Europe, Canada, and Australia. He can often be seen in the US playing with the Colorado-based bluegrass/americana/ honky-tonk outfit known as FY5. He holds a Master of Music in violin from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and spent a year at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as a Fulbright scholar. 

Jordan Shapiro is a 20 year veteran of the New York area bluegrass scene, and is known for his eclectic endeavors and command of many instruments. His bluegrass band "Astrograss" is extremely active in the NYC bluegrass scene, having released 3 albums, and performs yearly at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Shapiro also plays keyboards on the 2018 release "World of Captain Beefheart", a new band formed by Gary Lucas and Nona Hendryx. Jordan also leads a psychedelic jazz-fusion Balkan folk project called "Choban Elektrik”

Nate Allen is the glue that holds the groove together. He has toured across the United States and Europe, having recorded with various artists including Peter Karp and Sue Foley, the Kristijan KrajĨan Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, Nicole Hart, Black Gold, Friend Roulette, Scott Barkan, The Fine Machines, Illumntr, and Crooks and Perverts. Today, he plays in a variety of groups ranging in styles including blues, jazz, rock, folk, pop, soul, roots, and fusion.