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Please note that these MP3s were digitally encoded from a cassette tape. We did what we could to clean this up, but the audio quality is far from high fidelity. These tracks are only for the nostalgic or the serious collector!
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|1.||Barefoot for Now (5:17)||Lyrics||
||2.||Katey Dancin' (2:23)||Lyrics||
||4.||The Breakfast Song (3:06)||Lyrics||
||5.||Song for You (4:26)||Lyrics||
||6.||See Me Through (3:05)||Lyrics||
||7.||Hippie Blues (3:20)||Lyrics||
||9.||Cold As Stone (2:41)||Lyrics||
||10.||Jeanne's Lullaby (2:33)||Lyrics||
||11.||Moving Mountains (3:18)||Lyrics||
||12.||Friends & Fairy Tales (3:58)||Lyrics||
About the Making of Barefoot
In the fall of 1990 David was working as a bell hop at Assembly Inn, an old stone hotel in Montreat, NC where his parents had courted while working summer jobs. Working toward the goal of playing music full-time, he spent his days moving chairs around and carrying stuff from room to room, and spent as many nights as possible playing music in local restaurants and bars. Most of the songs he played were covers, but he threw in some original material, and when his friend Bill Graham suggested that he put a tape together, David was excited about the idea…
…but they had no recording equipment and no money to buy studio time, so David saved up his tips and forty dollar performance fees until he could buy a four-track cassette recorder. They set it up in Bill’s efficiency apartment behind a comic book store on Merrimon Ave. in Asheville and started working on laying some songs down. Bill plays bass on several songs, and their friend Patrick Miller stopped by to put down an electric guitar part on one, but mostly this is David and his guitar.
There were occasional interruptions when they ran out of macaroni & cheese, or Bill’s cat Boog needed to be fed, or they had to change the pot in the corner that caught the water from the leaky roof, but finally they put together this recording. This is vintage David, roughly recorded and with a young voice, but there are still folks who claim that it is their favorite of his recordings.
Since its release in early 1991 one dollar from the sale of each copy of Barefoot has gone to Habitat for Humanity, an international non-profit organization building houses in partnership with people in need.
A note from David:
Barefoot is the only record anywhere on which you can hear me play a solo. On the song “Barefoot for Now,” I play lead acoustic over my own rhythm track. Barefoot for Now, incidentally, was named when we recorded the song and Bill asked me what to write on the tape as the title. I said “Just call it Barefoot for now,” and he did.
Bill Graham II, bass
Patrick Miller , electric guitar