Based out of the burgeoning live music scene of Columbus, OH, BareFuzz cuts through the seemingly never-ending milieu of improvisationally-based rock bands. The quintet - comprised of guitarists/vocalists, Ryan Jones and Andrew Maughan, bassist Adam Tackett, drummer Derek Petrucci, and percussionist Jason Weihl - continues to innovate and excite by taking it’s unique blend of jam, blues, psychedelia, and funk to new levels.
The band is fresh off an explosive year that saw them performing across the Midwest at festivals like Summer Camp Music Festival, Secret Dreams Music Festival, Mountain Music Festival and The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival. Relentless touring has seen the band support groups such as Goose, Papadosio, Dark Star Orchestra, The Werks, ekoostik hookah, Andy Frasco & The U.N., and more.
Formed in 2016 in Columbus by Jones, Tackett, and Petrucci as a powerful three-piece, the BareFuzz that audiences across the Midwest have become intimately familiar with truly came together two years later with the addition of Maughan and Weihl. Bolstered by the added instrumentation, the band worked its way through the Ohio circuit and across the greater Midwest, taking on a familiar feel with scores of fans identifying BareFuzz as their band. BareFuzz’s sound has since reverberated to larger and larger rooms as the band experiences hard-earned growth both on and offstage, transforming into a nationally touring powerhouse.