Though now based in Johnson City, T.N., The Barefoot Movement has roots in the Old North State.

And you’ll hear it in the songs on their latest release, Figures of the Year. Fusing sounds from bluegrass, folk, and Americana, this quartet proves traditional music is alive and well among an upcoming generation.

When they stopped into the Our State office to play a few songs for us, their energy was immediately infectious. With lead vocals and fiddle from Noah Wall, they flew into the first song, “Do What You Please.”

This is a group that understands musical dynamics – taking the listener up the mountain with beautiful lead lines and individual solos, and then down into the valley with soulful singing.

If you love bluegrass, Americana, or folk music, this is music you shouldn’t miss. You can see their upcoming tour dates and listen to more here.

Other Performances:
Mandolin Orange

Our Music in the Lobby series is bringing some of North Carolina’s best musicians into our offices, instruments in hand, to perform a song or two just for us. We’re filming these live performances and showcasing them on our website. See the performances at

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