Bacchanal is a power rock trio from Santa Fe New Mexico. Comprised of Joe Liberty (vocals and bass), Richard Christner (Guitars) and Andy Primm (drums) Bacchanal's music is a mix of Rock, Funk and Blues. The self titled CD Bacchanal was released in August of 2009. The twelve original song CD is a unique blend of styles and influences that range from Eric Clapton to Lenny Kravitz and more.
JOE LIBERTY (Bass and Vocals) Joe started playing bass while in college and later moved to NYC to study painting. While in New York Joe helped to start a band called the Clintons that became popular and opened for major acts such as Johnny Thunder, The Cult and Eric Burden to name a few. When the Clintons broke up Joe joined Christy Rose and The Midnight Walkers, which toured Scandinavia and Europe a number of times. Joe moved to Austin Texas playing music off and on while raising two daughters. Joe now lives in Santa Fe New Mexico where he started Bacchanal in 2009.
Andy Primm (Drums) Andy is a performance and recording veteran, having toured nationally with the Gluey Brothers, Jono Manson, Mobius Trip, and more, and internationally with corporate show band the Pink Flamingos. He has also released his own CD of original songs entitled "Mercenary" and has played hundreds of shows fronting his own band. He has amassed recording credits with the Dust Brothers, John Popper, and Dweezil Zappa. In addition to his continuing career as a freelance drummer, guitarist, and producer, Andy also is writing songs for his second solo album, has co-written two full length comedy musical plays, produces comedy short videos, and is in Zozobra's annual musical orchestra… look it up. He is currently writing, shooting, directing and producing local TV commercials in New Mexico. He is proud to be collaborating with Joe Liberty and Richard Christner in Baccanal.
Richard Christner (Guitar) Richard Christner's early work included writing and performing with the heavy metal band Prowler, which garnered great reviews and was highly successful in the southwest region of the United States. Moved to California and worked with bands ranging from glam rock to pop, playing the famed Sunset Strip with his bands Babe and Perfect Strainger. Did some touring throughout California and South America. Richard is a certified gear freak and currently resides back in Santa Fe NM where he continues to write originals with the band Radio while assisting with writing and performing with Bacchanal.
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