Meet The Band

Keith Horn Bio

Acknowledged as an award-winning flat-picking guitar champion in his home state of Virginia, Keith Horne got his start in music playing guitar in his dad’s country band at age 6 and later picked up bass when he was 12 years old. After winning a number of contests, Horne put together a jazz band that backed Ramsey Lewis on the BET cable channel. In 1985, Horne became a member of Secrets, a fusion group which included drummer Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band and continued to play with them for the next seven years. Through the encouragement of the Wooten brothers (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), whom he grew up with, Horne relocated to Nashville in 1992 in order to expand his visibility.

Since his arrival in Nashville, Horne has been regarded as one of the most sought-after bassists in town and has toured across the United States with some of country music’s most prolific artists including Tanya Tucker, Trisha Yearwood, and Lonestar. As a member of Trisha Yearwood’s band, Horne’s bass playing and vocal skills were heard by millions of late-night viewers of “The Late Show With David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” “Austin City Limits,” and other special televised events.

Following years of performing as a sideman alongside artists such as Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings, and Ricky Van Shelton, Horne completed the lineup of Hot Apple Pie in 2003. Fronted by Brady Seals, formerly of Little Texas, and comprised of some of the finest musicians in country music including Mark “Sparky” Matejka on guitar and Trey Landry on drums, Hot Apple Pie has since seized the attention of audiences, critics, and radio industry executives alike through their refreshing sounds. With four equally-versed multi-instrumentalists and a recording that contains a diverse collection of country, bluegrass, R&B, and rock.

Keith later went on to support such country artists as Luke Bryan and Easton Corbin before moving back to Virginia in October of 2010.

Dean Berry Bio

Dean began taking guitar lessons at the age of twelve. It didn’t take long to see that this would be his identity for the rest of his life. Almost immediately he began playing in band, forming a partnership that would last for eight years.

Studying classical guitar at Marshall University was key in giving Dean the discipline to bring his abilities to a professional level. His band The Change was a well known name that people would anxiously come out to see what songs they were writing next. They were a fierce entity.

Upon moving to Richmond, Dean immediately joined a new band and hit the local scene. He would join many different groups of various styles over the next few years ranging from 80’s metal, to speed metal, to southern rock, to blues and country. Here is a brief list of bands that he has played in; Stretch Tracy, Hot Trigger, Kyle Davis, Undone, Ruby Jones, SNAFU, Sin City Revival, B-Side Electric Blues Band, Dawg Mama, The Fuzz, Mother’s Little Helpers, and now he has the privilege of playing in his dream trio Sportsbar Rockstar.