The Barefoot Movement Holiday Show in the Lounge - 12/18/18Tuesday, December 18 2018 5:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Start / Ends 8:30pm (Estimated End Time)
The Barefoot Movement Holiday Show in the Lounge - 12/18/18
at City Winery The Lounge at City Winery
- 8:30pm (Estimated End Time)
TICKETS ARE $20 IN ADVANCE, & $25 AT THE DOOR
The Barefoot Movement invites you to join them for their holiday celebration performance. Complete with all the classic seasonal favorites, you'll hear acoustic renditions of everything from Chuck Berry's "Run Run Rudolph" to Perry Como's "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" and emotional takes on the more tender songs of the season like "Oh Holy Night" and "Hark The Herald Angels Sing." Surrounded by the typical Barefoot-humor and Christmas memories from the band, the music and cheer will fill you with an enduring feeling of love and hope that will warm your heart throughout the year!
Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. Whether you're seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, their music offers something for everyone. With two full length albums, an EP of traditional music, a live record, and a full length holiday album, several cross-country tours, and appearances at some of the top bluegrass festivals in the United States already under their collective belt, the possibilities for this act are endless. The group has enjoyed near non-stop touring including a trip to Burkina Faso, Africa where they were guests of the American Embassy, and in September of 2014, they received a Momentum Award, naming them "Band of the Year" by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
The "movement" can be traced back to the teen years of singer-songwriter and fiddler Noah Wall, of Oxford, NC. Just as she had begun penning her first compositions, she met mandolinist Tommy Norris their senior year of high school. Convinced of their musical chemistry and driven by mutual ambition, they continued to build the band from the ground up throughout their college careers. While Tommy studied classical music and recording engineering at Western Carolina University, Noah chose East Tennessee State, particularly for their Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music Program. Here she began to shape her musical identity, under the tutelage of ETSU's renown staff, and found an instrumental home in old time fiddling. With the addition of versatile guitarist and singer Alex Conerly of Hattiesburg, MS in 2013, and most recently, Katie Blomarz of Frankfort, IL on the upright bass, the lineup was complete with all the elements that make up the Barefoot sound: lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies.
With crowds teeming with enthusiasm at every performance, and new fans joining the fold across the nation, word is surely spreading and the message is clear: barefoot is better. Won't you join the movement?