Barefoot West is a quintet of musicians who all come from different musical backgrounds and influences to form their own catchy, unique, tight, and smooth sound. A combination of good songwriting, warm tasteful grooves, tight playing, strong soulful vocals, and southern charm are just a few things that make Barefoot West a favorite among music fans in Southwest Virginia. This group of musicians make you feel so welcome at their shows that you feel like you're part of the family. Barefoot West has been voted "Best Local Band - Platinum" in the Smith Mountain Laker Magazine's "Best of SML Awards" for the last four years. They were also filmed in the movie "Lake Effects", which included six of their original songs.