It has now been five years since The Barefoot Movement took off their shoes and took to the stage. Hard work and talent have taken this bluegrass team all over the country and even overseas, and now they’re arriving in Laguna Beach.
On Saturday, Sept. 21st, the Barefoot Movement will be at The Ranch, compliments of Laguna Beach Live! for a fun family concert from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Evan J. Marshall, the solo virtuoso mandolinist who has won numerous fans in past appearances at Laguna Beach Live!’s concerts at Laguna Art Museum, will actually “warm up: the crowd beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Barefoot has been selected as showcase artists at both the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Americana Festival conferences and were first runners up at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s New Band Competition.
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 through college.
Just before graduation, Noah met fellow student and lively upright bassist Hasee Ciaccio. Hailing from Myrtle Beach, SC, Hasee brought another female vocal and a solid foundation of rhythm to the group. With the addition of versatile guitarist and singer Alex Conerly of Hattiesburg, MS in 2013, the lineup was complete with all the elements that make up the Barefoot sound: lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies.
Tickets are just $15 online and $20 at the door at lagunabeachlive.org. The BBQ is sold separately by The Ranch and is $20 online and $22 at the door. Sorry, due to licensing requirements, no outside food or beverages are permitted. And, leave your chairs behind (with your worries) as chairs will be set up on the patio and are first come, first served.