Appearing at The Colonial on October 12 at 8pm, Barefoot Truth celebrates seven years of music and friendship with their farewell tour.
Barefoot Truth has shared the stage with artists such as Crosby & Nash, Ray Lamontagne, O.A.R., and Michael Franti just to name a few. They reached #10 on iTunes, a remarkable feat for an unsigned independent band.
This is a band of individuals; each member of Barefoot Truth brings their own unique talent that enriches the overall music. It has been nearly a decade of constant transit between stages, studios, and hotel rooms. Together they have endured the trials and tribulations of “The Road.” Valuing each of these experiences, Barefoot Truth has become a brotherhood.
Locally grown iTunes chart toppers, Barefoot Truth, recently posted a letter to their fans, noting that after seven years of full-time touring, it is simply time to “turn a new chapter.” Reaching #10 on the iTunes Rock charts with the release of their latest album “Carry Us On,” and recently receiving a New England Music Award, the critically acclaimed Barefoot Truth has been hailed as a “symbol of independent music success.” The band has also confirmed that the “Farewell” performances will be recorded and filmed for a Spring 2013 live CD/DVD release.
The New England based five-piece band has evolved from local heroes to national stars with 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 ten million listens 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 Pittsfield native Andy Wrba on bass, Will Evans on drums and lead vocals, Jay Driscoll on guitar and 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 and roots band. Their energetic live performances and their youthful energy are known for converting a wide demographic of listeners into new fans.
A former resident of Pittsfield, MA, Tory Hanna performs homegrown music, blending electro-rock, reggae, and roots-rock. His style is unique to Western Massachusetts and speaks to those who enjoy a variety of musical styles. A guitarist and a soulful singer/songwriter, Tory performs material that is both thoughtful and playful, refined by years of experience.
Celebrate the first stop on Barefoot Truth’s farewell tour at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and bid goodbye to this extraordinary band.
Although Barefoot Truth loves playing live shows, the pull to be home with loved ones and the desire to pursue other interests has strained the band members’ ability to honestly give the band their full devotion and attention. After much soulful discussion, the band has decided that it must be time for them to turn a new chapter. Therefore, the band has decided that this fall will mark the final shows for Barefoot Truth.
Barefoot Truth has decided to go out with a bang! Join Barefoot Truth in celebrating a fun-filled, independent music career as they make their last swing through some of their favorite music venues in New England. Celebrate nearly a decade of music and love with Barefoot Truth’s farewell tour.
Tickets for Barefoot Truth are $27.50 or $17.50. Tickets are on sale to members on Monday, July 30 and on sale to all on Wednesday, August 1. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.