BAREFOOT JERRY: COUNTRY, FOLK, ROCK, PROG UND JAZZ IN SONGS VOLL HARMONIE
- Feb 22, 2021
Again such a band, which became hardly known in Germany: Barefoot Jerry. Founded in Nashville in 1971, they released six albums until 1977. They were commercially unsuccessful, but all the more extraordinary for it. Already the debut, SOUTHERN DELIGHT (1971), surprised all along the line: Folk, Country Rock, Jazz, Prog Rock had entered into a symbiosis that worked without compromises. In addition there were perfect harmony songs. Responsible for this orientation was singer and guitarist Mac Gayden, who left in 1972. BAREFOOT JERRY (1972), directed by Wayne Moss (g, bg, key, voc), became more Folk-Rock-orientated and the inclination to the sound of Crosby Stills Nash & Young stronger. Both records came out again in 1976 under BAREFOOT JERRY'S GROCERY. The last two LPs, KEYS TO THE COUNTRY (1976) and BAREFOOTIN' (1977) are sturdy Southern Rock statements with an emphasis on Blues, Country Rock, and Folk - held together by exceptional songs and brilliant vocal performances.