Patrick Penney, vocals/guitars
Patrick was co-founder of the popular Chicago country band Long Gone Lonesome Boys which put out three albums of original material, supported such acts as Country Music Hall of Fame legend Charlie Louvin, Robbie Fulks, The Derailers, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, James Intveld, Naomi Ashley and many others, and hosted Country Night in Berwyn at the classic Berwyn, IL, nightclub, FitzGerald's. After leaving Chicago for New York he formed Country Provisions which played popular Brooklyn venues with such bands as Bourbon Express, Flor de Toloache, the Bakersfield Breakers, and the Kings County Ramblers. Now living in northern Kentucky, Patrick is happy and fortunate to continue Country Provisions with the fine and versatile musicians, Sol and Kraig.
Sol, upright bass
Sol comes to Country Provisions by way of other trios: improvisational psychedelic rock in Ointment and Jacoby Rowed (with Kraig), and cathartic slide-driven blues rock in Stank Creek. Country Provisions offers him new opportunities to explore the bull fiddle, log more stage time, and network with other musicians and artists. He can sometimes be found just outside of Yellow Springs, OH, re-arranging rocks in the Little Miami River to change the sound of the water flowing past them.
Kraig Aukerman, drums/percussion
As a young guy Kraig gave up drumming for athletics, and stayed with it through college. A medical sciences career focused on helping others lead him to New Mexico, before he returned home to southwest Ohio to raise a family and be closer to his parents. Following his parent's footsteps, he started a new career teaching Math and thus found himself to be part of the Yellow Springs community. There he met musician friends Tim and Sol who invited him to drum, and it was a ball! He continued playing with a passion and re-discovered that drumming was the perfect intersection of athletic agility, mathematical patterns, and musical expression. The unexpected opportunity to join Country Provisions makes this feel like a time to explore and fulfill new aspirations.