New Yeller
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New Yeller

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Brooklyn, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Rock Americana




"McAllister's Powerful New Tugs Get Warm Welcome in NYC"

Guests of the christening were treated to plenty of music, including bagpipes from the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Buckley’s band, New Yeller, played some indie pop and alternative rock favorites during the cocktail reception aboard the 1885-built, old iron-hulled cargo sailing ship Wavertree. - Marine Journal

"The Miracle of New Yeller"

Northern Spirit Radio's Mark Helpsmeet interviewed Launa Schweizer, lead singer of New Yeller, about Pandora's Regrets, on his show, Song of the Soul. Listen to the interview at - Northern Spirit Radio


We released our first album, Pandora's Regrets, in July of 2018.

Band members previously released an album with the band Bliss Point, called "Forget About Gravity," and released an album with The Tiki Brothers.



"I booked New Yeller to play at Freddy's Bar and Backroom here in Brooklyn, and they were terrific. They packed the place, standing room only. We exceeded our usual bar ring that night, the music was great, and my staff loved them. I highly recommend them. I'd have them back in a heartbeat." 
~ Donald O'Finn. Co-Owner and Booking Agent for Freddy's Bar & Backroom

Founded in 2016, New Yeller is a Gowanus, Brooklyn-based rock band that blends indie pop, prog rock, folk-rock, and jamband sounds. Band members Launa Schweizer (vocals), Buck McCallister (mandolin, vocals), Jon Freeman (guitar, vocals), Rick Knutsen (keys, vocals), John Newberry (drums) and Bill Lienhard (bass) have played at venues including Arlene's Grocery, The Bitter End, the Metropolitan Room, the Trash Bar, Hank's Saloon, Otto's Shrunken Head, BB King's (42nd Street), The Rockwood Music Hall, Bethlehem Musikfest, and many others.

Our song, "Other People," won an honorable mention in American Songwriters Magazine lyric contest for November/December 2018, and the award-winning Women of Substance Radio Podcast will feature our songs The Miracle and Pandora's Regrets in January, 2019.

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