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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 Joseph Cruz and bassist Brian Takacs drive their syncopated rhythm section. Griffin Sargent - on fiddle, keys, and guitar - deepens the rootsy vibe already present Liv’s classic Americana vocals.
While Livia is a child of the Illinois farm belt, the boys of Barefoot Walking grew up in New York. The sound that emerges seamlessly flows from folk pop and indie funk. City on the outside, country on the inside.
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.
Barefoot Walking's album Running With Sprinkles, and singles Wander, Wanna Be the Girl, and Playground are available on Amazon.com, iTunes, and BarefootWalkingBand.com. Their video "Mermaid Day Parade" is on YouTube.