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Formed in the spring of 2010, The Barrel Jumpers are Contemporary Folk at its finest. In a city where country and rock music dominate the landscape, the band has created a sound that draws from their modern musical surroundings while still staying true to their love of traditional roots music.
After performing for many years in their native Idaho, siblings Rachel and Jeremy Johnson moved to Nashville in 2006 to pursue careers in country music. Within one week of moving to town, a neighbor handed them a copy of Gillian Welch's debut album "Revival", which quickly drew them into the Americana scene. Over the next three years, their music was formed and shaped by the new sounds they were hearing. In the summer of 2009, they met mandolin player Robert Phaneuf, a transplant from the west coast. Upon discovering the many common interests that the three of them shared, the group set out to lay the foundation for what was to become The Barrel Jumpers. The band has had the privilege of performing with some of Nashville's finest folks joining them on fiddle, banjo, and dobro, and in the fall of 2011 they completed their sound with the addition of Bill Baldock on the upright bass. In the summer of 2012 they completed their first EP produced by multi-Grammy award winner Bil VornDick. Get ready to see and hear a lot more out of The Barrel Jumpers on the Americana scene, they are a band that you will not want to miss!