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Lookin’ for some good grass? I know where it is and it just got picked too! This grass is fresh as it gets and chock full of good nugs. It comes to you courtesy of the Barefoot Pickers. The Barefoot boys have been pickin’ it for your consumption but as of now, you can only get it at Newport’s Sidebar (every Sunday) Mt. Carmel Pub and Loveland’s Shady’s. The rest of the city is dry as a desert bone. With any luck, soon the word will spread and you’ll find this juicy grass distributed in many more locations around the area.
Of course this brand of grass is loaded with nuggets of the Grateful Dead, Phish, Leftover Salmon, Bob Marley, Tom Snider, Flatt & Scruggs and Ralph Stanley. There’s some one of a kine nugs too; 180 Days, 4 A.M. and A Little More Time are three juicy joints for certain. All this good dope and more comes alive when the five guys that make up the Barefoot Pickers get together on stage. These barefoot boys might not sound familiar, but they are certainly not unknown. Five seasoned musicians; guitarist Aaron Hedrick (Working Class Villian), guitarist Jeffro (Rusty Van Band), banjo player Nick Giese (Working Class Villian), bassist Matt Anderson (Headband) and drummer Brian Williamson (Sock Monkeys) decided to leave the electric instruments at home and combine their acoustic talents into a new grass band.
This ain’t Bill Monroe bluegrass folks. The talent runs just as high but the flavor is altogether different. This is jam-grass, a collage of music from the 60’s to the 90’s picked and tickled with bluegrass instruments. One of the band’s favorite tunes to tickle is “The Way It Is” (Bruce Hornsby) says guitarist Aaron. “We have a lot of fun playin’ that one. It’s one of the highlights of the show” Several of the Pickers sing (and they all sing well), for instance on Tom Snider’s “Alright Guy” guitarist Jeffro sings, it was one of my favorite tunes of the evening. Personally I think the whole show gave off an awesome buzz. It’s refreshing and fresh. It’s cool & casual. I have to admit, I really dig it. I get tired of the same old same old music I hear everywhere. This, I could listen to at the pub, in the car and at home.
You’ll notice from the photos there appears to be no banjo player. Nick was awol for my unannounced photo shoot. But even without the five string the show was much much fun. Aaron says Nick’s banjo adds such a dynamic to the music it’s just not the same without him. I trust his judgment so I’ll be back to snag a video of the complete band. You’ll get your chance to get a gander at it on our site in early July.
Videos are cool but nothing can take the place of the vibe of the live show.

 

 

 

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