Wed October 10, 2012
Bearfoot On Mountain Stage
Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 9:07 am
The bluegrass band Bearfoot returns to Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. This was one of Bearfoot's final appearances featuring its current lineup, as singer Nora Jane Struthers and bassist P.J. George are set to step away to promote an upcoming Struthers solo project.
Although the group is currently based in Nashville, Bearfoot has roots in Alaska, where founding members Angela Oudean (fiddle and vocals) and mandolin player Jason Norris (mandolin and vocals) once made their home. They added fellow Alaskan Todd Grebe on vocals and guitar, and before long touring the country. Struthers and George joined not long after, incorporating Americana and honky-tonk flavors into the band's repertoire. Bearfoot announced in September that another fellow Alaskan, guitarist and singer Megan McCormick, will join the band for the remainder of its tour, which stretches into spring of 2013.
- "Mr. Moonshine"
- "Cowgirl Yodel #3"