Barefoot Truth Releases New Rock and Roots CD Carry Us On 9/6

Barefoot Truth Releases New Rock and Roots CD Carry Us On 9/6

Barefoot Truth have confirmed the September 6, 2011 release of their new CD, "Carry Us On," which features a collection of exciting, soulful and incredibly engaging music. The groundbreaking first video, for the track ‘Roll If You Fall', is sure to become a viral hit - filmed in a New Hampshire wind tunnel, the band takes to the air in vertical winds of up to 160 miles an hour at their irreverent, high-flyin' best to promote one of the most accessible songs on the album.

Hailing from Mystic, Connecticut, Barefoot Truth's compelling live performances have earned them recognition from their fans as "a musical force of nature". The band has shared the stage with such legends such as Crosby and Nash, Bruce Hornsby and Bela Fleck, as well as with Boston-based trio State Radio.

Highlights of "Carry Us On" include the powerful track ‘The Ocean', the instantly memorable ‘Rope' and ‘Reelin', and the understated vibe of ‘Misled' and ‘Reach' -- the band shows tremendous growth as songwriters and performers, and will soon hit the road on a major U.S. tour - itinerary follows, with European dates planned in the spring of 2012.

The buzz and momentum resulting from Barefoot Truth's 2010 breakthrough CD, "Threads" -- hailed as "the best independently released CD of 2010" with a debut at #21 on iTunes' Rock Chart -- has continued to grow in anticipation of the new CD release. "Carry Us On" is now available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon mp3, Rhapsody, Emusic, MusicMatch, Spotify and other digital music outlets and platforms. Physical CDs can be purchased through the band's website.

The New England based five-piece band has evolved from local heroes to national stars with the EXPRESS (A publication of THE WASHINGTON POST,) saying, "Barefoot Truth brings socially conscious lyrics, an embracement of a universal consciousness and a deep desire to change the world through righteous string-heavy tunes." The band has nabbed an extraordinary eight million spins on the internet's wildly popular Pandora Radio, which boasts 80 million users. In an interview with USA Today about the band's spiraling success, Barefoot Truth guitarist Jay Driscoll said, "Pandora has created an avenue for us in music. All of a sudden people we had never met before were buying our music online and asking us to play in their cities."

The band features Will Evans on drums and lead vocals, Andy Wrba on upright bass, Jay Driscoll on Weissenborn slide guitar, Garrett Duffy on harmonica, and John Waynelovich on piano. Barefoot Truth started as an acoustic duo and has grown steadily to its current make-up as a five-piece rock/pop band. Their live shows are irresistible, their songs are hook-heavy, and their youthful energy is known for converting a wide demographic of listeners into new fans. Here is a behind the scenes video of the band recording the single, "Worth":
Barefoot Truth: Recording "Worth" <>

Barefoot Truth on tour:
Fri, Sep 16 Jillian's of Albany - Albany, NY
Sat, Sep 17 Sterling Stage Music - Festival Sterling, NY
Sat. Sep 24 Life is Good Festival - Boston, MA
Thu, Sep 29 World Cafe Live - Downstairs - Philadelphia, PA
Fri, Sep 30 Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
Sat, Oct 1 The Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY
Thu, Oct 6 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Sat, Oct 8 Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
Sun, Oct 9 TBA - Madison, WI
Thu, Oct 13 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
Fri, Oct 14 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
Wed, Oct 19 Castaways - Ithaca, NY
Fri, Oct 21 Stone Church - Newmarket, NH
Sat, Oct 22 Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
Thu, Oct 27 The Met - Pawcatuck, RI
Sat, Oct 29 FTC Stage One - Fairfield, CT
Fri, Nov 4 Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
Fri, Nov 4 Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
Sat, Nov 5 Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
Sat, Nov 5 Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
Thu, Nov 10 Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY
Sat, Nov 12 Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
Sat, Nov 12 Higher Ground - Burlington, VT

Barefoot Truth Band Bio, August 2011

Barefoot Truth is a symbol of genuine independent music success. Their dedicated and ever expanding grassroots following, including more than 8 million plays on Pandora, has been built one listener at a time. Their distinct blend of rock, folk, jazz, and reggae, buoyed by lyrics brimming with optimism, has been uniquely captured on their finest release yet, "Carry Us On", which was released on September 6, 2011.

History of the Band

It wasn't planned this way. In the beginning, it wasn't a band, it wasn't even a concept. It was just two friends getting together and doing what they loved most. Will Evans (guitar, drums, vocals) and Jay Driscoll (acoustic, electric, Weissenborn guitars) met in Mystic, CT shortly after graduating high school, and they spent much of that summer playing music together, often strumming guitars and singing on the beach. Come fall, Evans went off to St. Michael's College in Burlington, VT, and Driscoll headed to UMass-Amherst. Though neither knew it at the time, Barefoot Truth had already taken its first step.

They kept in touch over the school year and got together to jam when they could. And each time they did, it became more obvious-something was brewing here. So, during the summer of 2004, Evans and Driscoll put together a set of covers and original songs and began performing live as Barefoot Truth, for the first time. For the next three years, they remained an acoustic duo, performing and recording two albums ("Changes in the Weather" and "Club House Sessions", both produced by the Grammy nominee Jack Gauthier), and crafting their own style while earning their college degrees. They had decided, at that time, to begin reaching for a fuller sound yet they still didn't know what form that would take. But their ears were wide open.

Building the band was an organic process. Upright and electric bassist Andy Wrba caught a Barefoot Truth show at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA in 2006 introducing himself after the set. The next day, he sat in with Evans and Driscoll at a show that turned out to be his audition. To become the newest member of Barefoot Truth. A quick study, with a degree in Jazz Studies, (he learned all the songs for the first show during the 30 minute drive to the gig), Wrba brought a much-needed low end to the band's groove, and his versatility and deep musical knowledge immediately helped shape their compositions. Garrett Duffy, a college friend of Evans', was a budding harmonica player who initially got involved; not so much to play but to help promote the band, book some gigs, and enjoy the road trips with the boys. But once his harp talent was fully revealed, he was asked to play on a couple of tracks on "Club House Sessions." From there, he jumped in fully as a band member, and soon his signature harmonica bends became an integral part of the Barefoot Truth sound.

Now a quartet, the band spent the 2006-07 school year practicing and playing gigs across New England and into the Midwest, spending most weekends performing for college audiences who had heard the buzz and increasingly sought them out. They were honing their sound, cultivating a grassroots following, and having a ball.

Following graduation, the show moved onto the band's new, and current headquarters, in Mystic, CT where the set up shop devoting their full attention to their music. But there was still one more piece to the puzzle.

The last to join was keyboard player John "Wayno" Waynelovich. He was still in school studying jazz and classical piano and musical education at Westfield State University in Massachusetts when he was invited to play on their third release, "Walk Softly", in the summer of 2007. Wayno was the final piece in what has turned out to be a complex and wildly popular musical puzzle known as Barefoot Truth.

Work on their fourth full-length CD, "Threads", and their first as a quintet, began in the summer of 2008. Due to a busy touring schedule that included colleges, clubs, and festivals, plus a couple of EPs ("Wake the Mountain", with Pete Francis of Dispatch, and "Life is Calling", with Naia Kete) Released in February 2010 to great critical acclaim, "Threads" revealed how far they had come musically since 2004 and how unlimited their future potential was to become.

The band truly broke through during 2010 with ever-growing audiences who couldn't get enough of what they had to offer. Persistent touring in support of "Threads" and their acclaimed, high-energy live act were earning Barefoot Truth a loyal fan base that flocked to shows. Meanwhile, online radio service Pandora was spreading their music to worldwide audiences. The band also provided songs and the film score for the award-winning documentary "Nature Propelled." The single, "Threads", also found its way into the MTV music empire, ultimately ending up in the MTV video game "Rock Band".

It was during that time that they began work on their most accomplished recording yet, "Carry Us On." This new release finds Barefoot Truth confidently hitting their stride and at their full power as a group.

Much has changed since that summer in 2003, as Barefoot Truth has grown to become a true musical force of nature.