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meet the fam


.. the heart and soul of Barnfire Creative lies in intentional community; the artists, producers, and storytellers who come together to form this unique family strive to support and elevate one another through collaboration, education, and an openness to the magic & power of creating together through music, language, film, and movement ..


Ben Sanders

founder & CEO

Ben Sanders is an established producer, artist, musician, and studio owner who currently makes his home in Nashville, TN. An accomplished multi-instrumentalis who has toured and worked with countless artists and bands, Ben has dedicated his time and craft to creating safe spaces for artists from all mediums and walks of life to grow and deepen their creative voice as well as holistically connect with their communities.

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Jay White


a New York City native shaped from a rich heritage of artistic influence,  Jay White spreads a message of love universally for all through his masterful expressions on the drums, bass, percussion and vocal performances. An encompassing blend of R&B, Jazz, Country and Gospel form the rich musical tapestry that has come to be known as the “Jay White Flavor”.

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Lance Lucas

office manager/nutritionist/spiritual advisor

P.J. George


Musician, Educator, Producer/Engineer, Arts Advocate. Always learning. Multi-instrumentalist with Old Crowe Medicine Show

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Shaun Richardson


With a seasoned career already under his belt, Shaun is no stranger to the music industry. Originally hailing from Michigan where he honed his craft from a young age, Shaun made the move to Nashville while already in-demand for on the road touring and session work. Shaun has been able to contribute his artistic vision to a unique variety of musical projects; highly accomplished as a multi-instrumentalist, writer and arranger, and producer, he plays a triple threat in everything he is a part of.



is a performer, bandleader, singer and composer who believes in the necessity of creative process for the self and the power of music to build and sustain community

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Silas Lowe


Silas Lowe is a modern American roots artist & songsmith based out of Nashville, TN. His 2018 release 'Wandering Father, Forgotten Son' a collection of songs written by both Silas & his prolific father Roy Michaels was well received by critics .. His upcoming album 'Mirror Behind the Bar' is built around evocative character studies that explore the ways a person can get lost in the trials that life affords .. Silas has 6 pet cactuses, and makes a mean chimichurri rice.

Brendan Mayer


born & raised in Nashville TN, Brendan was the lead singer of buzz-band 'The Turf', sharing the stage with acts like American Bang and Jeff the Brotherhood. Brendan was also a featured artist on Jimmy Buffett’s 2014 summer tour, and that same year he released his debut EP “The Getaway Car” on Mailboat Records. Brendan writes and sings with an introspective lyricism and engaging melodic sensibility that marries Americana, Folk, and Indie soul Pop


Daru Jones

drummer/producer/rusic records

one of the most respected drummers of his generation, Daru is a two-time Grammy Award-Winning musician for his work on Lazaretto (Jack White) and on Testimony (Gloria Gaynor). Born into a family professional musicians, he began playing the drums at the age of four. Though he got his start in the church, Jones has been influenced by musicians from a wide range of genres and these eclectic musical tastes have carried over into his own career as he has recorded, performed, and toured some of the most renowned artists and producers of our time.

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