Yarn releases "Annie" video
Thursday, September 20, 2012
– Indie roots rock band Yarn has released the music video for Annie,
the newest single from "Almost Home," which came out in March.
The song is currently featured on CMT.com and the band's official YouTube page. Anthony Leo directed the video and features cameo appearances by sound engineer and "Almost Home" producer Bil VornDick as well as the band's agent, Jon Bell.
Yarn was formed in 2007. The Brooklyn born sextet is Christiana (vocals, guitar), Trevor MacArthur (vocals, guitar), Andrew Hendryx (mandolin, harmonica), Rod Hohl (electric guitar), Rick Bugel (bass) and Robert Bonhomme (drums).
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