For over seven years, rising Roots band The Barefoot Movement have been captivating audiences. With their unique approach, they’re quickly carving out their own path in the music industry. Heralded by CMT as “one of the most promising bands on the Bluegrass scene,” they’re not wasting any time delivering on that statement.
With their latest EP, Rise & Fly, the band tackles five different cuts. One of the most standout songs on the project is the feel-good, “Doin’ Alright.” Serving as the second single from the record, the track was written by BFM’s Noah Wall, who self-penned three of the tracks. The group recently signed with Bonfire Music Group, who released the collection.
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.
Check out The Barefoot Movement’s video for “Doin’ Alright” and let the group’s epic storytelling and clever groove help you forget about the current struggles in the world!