This week's featured artist in the 615 Spotlight definitely qualifies as one of the most eclectic acts that we've written about in some time. Take a listen to The Barefoot Movement, and you will hear slices of bluegrass, country, folk, and even a little bit of rock and roll. That diverse mix has attracted widespread critical acclaim for their latest album, "Figures of the Year." That's something that fiddle player Noah Wall takes a great deal of pride in.
"Nothing could make us happier," she tells Billboard. "It's definitely something that we have put a lot of heart into. The best thing that you can hope for is that the music that you want to play is music that people like. I think that when you get confirmation of that from people enjoying it, that's the best feeling."
How would Wall classify their melting pot of music? "I think folk-Americana is really accurate, because we draw from so many styles of traditional music," she says. "It's hard to call it just bluegrass. We do play a lot of old-time string music, but that's definitely not all we do. The songs that I write draw from anything from classic rock – what I grew up listening to – or folk, or anything in between. I would say it's traditional based music that draws from all kinds of traditional music."