Meet the band –


Renee St. Jean – lead vocals and rhythm guitar

Renee is the band’s leader. The name “Yellow Sun Wreckers”, an homage to the classic discs issued by Yellow Sun Records, reflects her deep musical roots in classic country-western, bluegrass, and rock and roll. The band’s repertoire features her powerfully expressive singing – sometimes sweet and low, sometimes belting blues – and driving guitar playing.


Frank Fotusky – lead guitar and vocals

Frank’s virtuosic electric guitar, soaked in rocking blues and always tasteful and faithful to what the music calls for, is a highlight of the Yellow Sun Wreckers’ sound.  He’s also a nationally known acoustic guitar picker in the Piedmont blues tradition who frequently performs solo or as a duo with harmonica ace Grant Dermody.

Here are links to purchase Frank’s acoustic recordings: 

  • Digging In Johns Backyard (with Grant Dermody on harmonica and vocals)



  • Teasin’ the Frets (Frank solo, acoustic guitars and vocal)  


  • Meet Me in the Bottom (Frank solo, acoustic guitars and vocals)  



Kim Chasse – drums

Kim’s a veteran of the Maine music scene.  A drummer’s drummer, Kim lays it down rock-steady and grooving, no fuss, no muss. Kim’s regarded as the band’s most amiable and affable member.


Todd Burrowes – electric bass

Rocking steady, Todd helps anchor the band’s rhythm section.  Todd’s other musical interests include composing and arranging steel band music and playing pan as a once and future member of Pan Fried Steel and making music for old films.


Ben DeTroy – mandolin and vocals

A talented and creative improviser, Ben’s a well-known, highly-regarded mandolin player in the Maine bluegrass world. He sometimes joins the Wreckers for its more acoustic or bluegrass- oriented gigs.

Note on Poster Art:

Artist Alfred Wood, owner of Blood and Whiskey Studio, created the Yellow Sun Wreckers’ much-admired poster, which is featured on this website’s front page.  Thanks, Alfred!

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