The Barefoot Movement deserve a lot better than just a few bullet items in lieu of a more extensive write-up, but right now bullet items is all I have time for.
- The band's line-up: Noah Wall (vocals, fiddle, banjo), Tommy Norris (mandolin, vocals), Alex Conerly (guitar, vocals) and Katie Blomarz (upright bass, vocals).
- This was my first encounter with the band and I truly hope that our paths will intersect again in the future.
- The Barefoot Movement are an exceptionally likeable band - Saturday night they delighted me with two generous sets that amounted to almost two hours of music.
- I enjoyed the band's high energy, good humor and most of all, their great music.
- Their set included lots of self-penned songs, augmented with a few interesting covers.
- Some of the covers they played: the traditional "Wade In The Water", "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" from the repertoire of Steely Dan, Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" and "Fire", Jimi Hendrix's old gem.
- The band also delivered a rousing medley consisting of the unlikely pairing of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and "I Get Around", the mega-hit of the Beach Boys.
- The band's original songs sounded quite good to me, even at first blush.
Here are a few photos I took before, during and after the concert:
|Noah, Katie & Alex at McCabe's|
|Noah Wall at McCabe's|
|Tommy & Noah at McCabe's|
|The bare feet of the Barefoot Movement|