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Bigfoot Barefoot: ‘1216’ an Approach That Circumvents the Great Singer-Songwriter Tradition

Bigfoot Barefoot has spent more than a decade crafting music that cuts clean through. With a voice that is sometimes beatific, sometimes brazen, Bigfoot Barefoot’s songs explore themes of compassion, hope, longing, and liberation. His music is intricately woven into his life story, fully coming into resolution in the context of the community surrounding his work—his family, faith, and roots.

He makes his voice heard in a world where things aren’t the way they’re supposed to be. Creating music that rests in the space between accessibility and honesty, BF wrestles with and celebrates the mystery of faith with authenticity and heart. Instead of alienating listeners, BF’s faith challenges and compels fans from all backgrounds. His music continues to steadily grow and be shared through social media, album sales, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth.

On his upcoming album, 1216, Bigfoot Barefoot makes elegant hops and skips, from reggae to rock to folk to blues and back again. He takes some getting used to if you’re uninitiated, but with a little effort and an open mind you’ll find a talented and rewarding artist.

In terms of his construction of sounds, on the songs I heard, Bigfoot Barefoot has an approach that circumvents the great singer-songwriter tradition, albeit with rootsier and grittier instrumentation.

Bigfoot starts with an almost alternative punk foundation on “Jim Croce-Operator”, then moves into a retro blues-rock vibe with “Panic Attack”, but he’s quite adept at many kinds of music, as is demonstrated on my favorites, the reggae-infused “Don’t’ Forget Your Shoes” and the funky, grungy-ska crossover, “Oh Snap”. He also finds time to cover the SUBLIME track “Badfish”.

Even though his roots are widely spread out, I believe Bigfoot Barefoot, wittingly or unwittingly, inherits a strong part of his best musical influences from reggae and ska. My personal viewpoint is that he should emphasize these styles even more, as they really work best for him, at least on this album.

His improvisational style, mellow vocal tone, and sophisticated lyrics also make for an enjoyable listening experience, as he weaves simple and riveting songs that take hold of you. His strict attention to lyrics seems to be one of an artist who truly believes that music can change the world.

Bigfoot Barefoot’s songs are easy to relate to as they appeal to every emotion and they imply a universal message which is able to inspire anybody and everybody who listens to them. His emotions are clear and his lyrics are self-explanatory.

The backing music is rich, organic, and live-sounding with some solid guitar playing. The big thing about 1216 is that not one song seems forced or ‘manufactured’, and everything just flows. Together with all these different genres and styles, the most amazing thing about this album is that it actually succeeds as an all-around positive musical expression. That is Bigfoot Barefoot’s greatest strength!

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