Barefoot Truth: Music with a message
Eco-minded band Barefoot Truth came to Boston April 14 to play a show in support of three local environmental groups.
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 14:55
SUSTAINABILITY IN MUSIC: Barefoot Truth donates some of its profits to Surfrider and Freedom to Roam through 1% For the Planet. (Photo: Elizabeth O'Donnell)
Like many of their fans, I first heard about Barefoot Truth through Pandora, the online radio that plays music based on your favorite artists. I was in the middle of my semester abroad, studying ways to preserve the Caribbean environment in the face of tourism, overfishing and climate change. I was instantly captivated by their music as well as their message of sustainability.
The New England-based band members of Barefoot Truth started playing together in college. They cite Dispatch, John Butler Trio and Dave Matthews as musical influences. I've always been curious about the social and environmental elements in their lyrics, so when I attended their most recent Boston performance, I asked them a few questions about how it all started.
Patagonia Boston invited the band to play at their Voice Your Choice grants reception. Three local environmental groups received grants, based on votes by Patagonia Customers: Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, CitySprouts and Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust.
Congratulations to all the recipients, and thank you to Barefoot Truth, Patagonia Boston, and 1% For the Planet for their help with the interview!
Photo: Elizabeth O'Donnell