Pete Francis/Barefoot Truth Tour
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 – 8×10 – 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.