LittleHouse on NBC TV30 Connecticut News

Simsbury's Best Kept Secret: Band that Plays in a Barn. Joe Patrina went from mega success on Wall Street to giving it up for a chance at his dream job in a band. Now he's making it happen from the inside of a barn on his property.

A version of this article appeared in print on February 6, 2011, on page CT8 of the New York edition.

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From small-town Connecticut comes a four-piece band called LittleHouse, playing a brand of music that lurks somewhere between Rock and Americana - it's a genre the band refers to as"Heartland." LittleHouse frequently performs in their own venue, which happens to be a barn.

And they have put forth a live CD called Welcome To The Barn. Skope recently tracked downsinger-songwriter Joe Patrina to ask a few questions...


NBC Interview with Joe and Jess

The senator stopped by after his book signing at Barnes and Noble Saturday in Blue Back Square in West Hartford. LittleHouse wrote and recorded "I Drive a Truck", inspired by Scott Browns dramatic upset for the Massachusetts senate seat on January 18th 2010.

Hartford Courant

Joe Patrina is living his dream. After selling his successful software company, he moved to Simsbury where his property consists of several out buildings and a barn which has been converted into a recording studio and concert venue allowing Patrina to write, record and rehearse with his band, "LittleHouse." He and his band hold twice-monthly concerts in the barn for 40-50 invited guests. In photo, Patrina, in his paisley jacket, rocks out on a guitar solo in the barn during a Saturday night concert. (STEPHEN DUNN, Hartford Courant / October 26, 2010)