On April 7, 2012, the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Series will welcome Bearfoot, a quintet post-bluegrass band based out of Nashville. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the performing arts center in McCready Hall.

Bearfoot combines elements of post-bluegrass with country, Americana, old time and folk.

With four albums under their belt, Bearfoot have become one of the leading young bands reshaping American root music. The band signed with Compass Records and released their highly acclaimed album Doors and Window, which debuted  at number one on the Billboard Bluegrass chart in 2009.

The post-bluegrass band originally formed in Alaska in 1999 when the members met as counselors at the Bluegrass and Old-Time Music and Dance Camp.

Two years after meeting, Bearfoot became the first Alaskan band to be awarded as Telluride Bluegrass Band competitions, one of root music’s highest honors. Other noticeable artists to win this award include The Dixie Chicks and Nickel Creek.

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