Call it 'new-timey', 'post-bluegrass', or 'string band music for the 21st century'; whatever the name, there's a revolution under way where string band traditions are meeting youthful creativity.
On AMERICAN STORY, the band's sound is solidified with the addition of lead vocalist and songwriter Nora Jane Struthers and new members Todd Grebe (guitar) and PJ George (bass). Struther's gorgeous vocals and clear eyed songwriting
sensibilities give the band's new sound a neo-traditional edge recalling artists like Gillian Welch and Tim O'Brien. Coupled with the instrumental prowess and vocal harmonies of longtime members Angela Oudean (fiddle) and Jason Norris (mandolin), the new Bearfoot is reminiscent of Nickel Creek one moment and
early Dixie Chicks the next (both groups with whom they share the title of former Telluride Bluegrass Band Champions).
Standout tracks on AMERICAN STORY include the catchy and inspiring 'Feel Free', the evocative 'The Dust' and the
cajun-inspired 'Come Get Your Lonesome'. With a sound that is at once collaborative, uplifting, energetic, haunting, beautiful
and inspired, Bearfoot is a band in its prime, on top of a cultural mountain where they honor the past and present of American string band music, all while shaping its future.