Pete Francis/Barefoot Truth Tour

Pete Francis & Barefoot Truth Join Forces for 2009 Tour Dates

Pete Francis
Singer/songwriter Pete Francis is kicking off 2009 with a full slate of late winter and early spring dates throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Blending an energetic and uplifting live experience with sincere and heartfelt songwriting, Francis has showcased his signature style in sold out auditoriums and intimate clubs across the country. For this tour, Francis has joined forces with up-and-coming New England based roots rock outfit Barefoot Truth. With both artists jamming collectively as one band on Pete Francis, Dispatch, and Barefoot Truth material, the shows will offer surprising twists and unique takes on each artist's compositions.

Staying true to his indie roots, the former Dispatch songwriter blends sonic elements of folk, jam, rock and pop with visual elements of art and poetry. Francis pushes the boundaries of creativity, composing inspiring lyrical lines and melodies over layers of strings, brass, keys and rhythms, while the multi-instrumented Barefoot Truth delivers organic, feel-good compositions and feverish live performances. Still in their early twenties, Barefoot Truth has emerged as one of the fastest growing bands on the east coast. They spent the fall touring behind their election-themed single "All Good Reasons" and were asked to play the Obama campaign official pre-debate rally in New York; it's not often a band of 20-somethings without a label perform on a main stage sandwiched between sets by Bruce Hornsby and Crosby and Nash.

Part singer-songwriter, part foot-stomping backbeat, and part old-time rock and roll, the Pete Francis/Barefoot Truth collaboration is one that has been in the works for quite some time. Francis produced Barefoot Truth's 2006 release The Clubhouse Sessions with longtime Dispatch producer Jack Gauthier, and has joined the band on stage at multiple performances over the last 18 months. Francis, Barefoot Truth and Gauthier will team up again this winter for another EP set for release alongside the tour.

2/26 - Tin Angel - Philly (21+)
2/27 - Canal Room - NYC (18+)
3/11 - 8x10 - Baltimore, MD (all ages)
3/12 - Mohegan Sun Casino - CT (21+)
3/13 - Harry's - Bloomsburg, PA (21+)
3/14 – The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ (18+)
3/15 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA (all ages)
3/18 – Westcott Theather – Syracuse, NY (all ages)
3/20 – Revolution Hall – Troy, NY (all ages)
3/21 - Bates College - Lewiston, ME (co-bill with Braddigan)
3/25 - Eastern Tennesse State U – Johnson City, TN (Pete Francis solo)
3/28 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT (all ages)
4/03 - Iron Horse - Northampton, MA – (all ages - early acoustic show and late full band)
4/08 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL (all ages)
4/09 - Homewood Flossmoor High School - Homewood, IL
4/17 – Wheelhouse – Narragansett, RI (18+)
5/7 -- Tammany Hall -- Worcester, MA (18+)
5/8 -- The Station -- Portland, ME (all ages)
7/24 – Floyd Fest – Floyd, Virgina (all ages)

Check out exclusive feature/interview with Pete here.

[Published on: 2/25/09]

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MrKnowitall Wed 2/25/2009 10:09AM
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WidespreadMule3 starstarstarstar Wed 2/25/2009 10:10AM
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really wish he'd tour a little further south. i got to see him last year and it was one of the most relaxing concerts i've ever been to. amazing singer song writer skills.

Benjamin Human Wed 2/25/2009 10:38AM
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Benjamin Human

ice ice baby

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Wed 2/25/2009 10:43AM
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I used to make fun of peoples hair. I was 12

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/25/2009 01:22PM
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what wsm3 said ^. come south.

SmashySmashy Wed 2/25/2009 01:55PM
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^hahaha I am seeing the Robert Van Winkle resemblance.

butlerw Thu 2/26/2009 08:01PM
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keep riding the obama train, pete, i'll spend my money on bands that don't need to go political

dbpdmb starstarstarstar Fri 2/27/2009 05:45AM
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And the dudes in Panic have the coolest hair I have ever seen...Music people, music....ya'll kill me with some of the comments posted. The boys in Panic need to shower sometimes...Widespreadmoon3.....are you three yrs old?

dbpdmb Fri 2/27/2009 05:46AM
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mr. know it all that is...

shechter.g starstarstarstarstar Sun 3/22/2009 05:35PM
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I went to the Boston show and the Bates show last night. The show last night was by far the best performance by both Barefoot and Pete (and Braddigan for that matter) that I have seen. More bands should do this kind of thing, combining efforts and playing eachothers songs together. They all seem to get much more into it when they play songs of the other band that they love