Sat 12/9 @8PM
The Barefoot Movement, an acoustic folk/bluegrass band out of Tennessee, perfectly illustrates the confluence of the respect for traditions and the academic background and trained musicianship that is offering a new slant on old-time music.
The group was formed in 2010 by fiddler Noah Wall and mandolin player Tommy Norris (now a married couple) when they were attending nearby colleges, both studying different aspects of music.
Now a foursome, including guitarist Alex Conerly and bassist Katie Blomarz, they’ve released a couple of full-length albums, toured the length of the country and performed at numerous folk and bluegrass festivals, following the revival of interest in this type of acoustic music among younger listeners, precisely because of the fresh approach of bands like the Barefoot Revival.
In what seems to be a typical exchange of acts for the venues, the group, which performed at Peninsula’s G.A.R. Hall early this year, now returns to the area to perform at the Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For this show, they’ll focus on bringing their distinctive approach to holiday music.
Prior to the show at 6:30, if you choose, you can partake of a holiday cocktail soiree presented by Chef Larkin Rogers with festive cocktails, heavy hors-d’oeuvres and a book of recipes and tips from Rogers.
Dinner and concert are $95, $85 for conservancy members, concert only is $30 and $25, dinner only is $65 and $60. Reserve your place here.