Barefoot Brigade will perform an acoustic jam session at the Placerville Public House this Saturday, February 10 starting at 8pm
Come early to enjoy a wonderful dinner and a few drinks before the show begins.
Guitarist Matt Hartle was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, but his playing and his music resonate with a musical and cultural aesthetic that is pure San Francisco Bay Area. His playing exemplifies the uniquely American music form that had it's birth in the Bay Area during the late 1960's and early '70's - a fusion of blues, rock, folk, and jazz performed with an exploratory, and at times mystical, spirit and a penchant for genre bending and blending. After studying jazz and earning a BA in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas, Matt continued his migration West where he ultimately found his way to the coastal enclave of Santa Cruz, CA where he has made his home since 1995.
Hartle is equally at home with, and notably proficient in, bluegrass, folk, straight-ahead jazz, fusion, and all manner of rock, country, and blues stylings. His signature playing style is marked by an instantly recognizable fluidity and sonic intensity which ebbs and flows in organic currents. Ecstatically melodic themes can erupt into blistering torrents of blues-rock fury or devolve into mysterious, dissonant, yearning explorations, or placid contemplations of a multitude of colors, forms, textures and moods. It's no surprise that his fretwork has garnered favorable comparisons to such psychedelic guitar luminaries as Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, and Steve Kimock, as well as a host of more traditional fretboard icons, including Lowell George and Mark Knopfler.
Jen Rund began playing music at an early age, beginning with cello, piano, clarinet and guitar. At 15, Jen fell in love with the bass guitar and began her insatiable exploration into many different styles of music.
She has played, performed and recorded with a wide variety of people and ensembles, including: rock, pop, folk, Latin, jazz, R&B, funk, and blues bands, in venues ranging from clubs to festivals as well as children’s orchestras and choirs, music for children’s performances and musical theater.
Always in pursuit of excellence, Jen is grateful to have had the opportunity to study with one of her greatest influences, bassist Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones). She has studied as well as with bassists Kai Eckhardt ( John McLaughlin, Garage Mahal, Zeitgeist), and Luis Guerra (Patty Griffin, Bobby Shew, composer and award-winning producer).
She has had great fun sharing the stage with many others, including: Karl Denson, Coco Montoya (Coco Montoya Blues Band); Brant Leeper (Coco Montoya); Mark Clark (Ottmar Leibert, Cat Stevens); Michael Chavez (Ottmar Leibert); John Kurzweg (producer Creed, Jewel); Larry Mitchell (Tracy Chapman); Barry Sless (David Nelson Band, Moonalice); Mark Karan (Ratdog, the Other Ones); Stu Allen (Phil Lesh and Friends, JGB); Pete Lavazzoli (JGB); Jason Crosby (Bob Weir, Phil Lesh & Friends, Robert Randolph); Michael Bluestein (Foreigner, Boz Scaggs); Lumanation; Cole Tate Band and Michael Pinkham (New Monsoon).