From: NY, United States
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock
Barefoot Walking is a rootsy, leftfield pop outfit, whose songs have an infectious, dance-funk twist. Barefoot Walking’s material has a deceptively cheerful surface that hides a far darker undercurrent. Let them pull you under.
Lead singer Livia Beasley and guitarist Anthony Grillo first made music together in the late ‘90s. In 2009, the two friends joined up again as Barefoot Walking. Drummer George Scoufaras and bassist Brian Takacs drive their heavy rhythm section. Fiddle and keyboard player Griffin Sargent deepens the rootsy vibe already present Liv’s classic Americana vocals.
While Livia is both a Brooklynite and a child of the Illinois farm belt, the boys of Barefoot Walking were all born and raised in New York. The sound that emerges from the group vacillates between happy folk pop and heavy indie rock. City on the outside, country on the inside.
In the summer of 2010, Barefoot Walking recorded their first album, "Running With Sprinklers" at Beat Street Productions. They filmed their first music video "Mermaid Day Parade" on the beach, rides, and Freak Show stage of Coney Island. The album is available at shows and on Amazon.com, iTunes, and BarefootWalkingBand.com. The video is on YouTube.