The band Bearfoot, from Anchorage Alaska, has nine years, major festivals, and three albums under its belt, this new album Doors and Windows contains many firsts.
This is the first Bearfoot CD to feature guest musicians, in this case Andrea Zonn from James’s Taylor Band on fiddle, Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters on Dobro, Alison Brown on banjo and Alison Krauss’s favourite percussionist Larry Atamanuik on drums. The band, all of whom sing, have also elected to rely more on a lead singer approach, with newest member Odessa Jorgensen taking charge of the vocals,Â Kate Hamre on acoustic bass, Mike Mickelson on guitar, Jason Norris on mandolin and Angela Oudean on fiddle.
Produced by Compass Records‘ Garry West, Doors and Windows is made up of eleven songs steeped in the bluegrass music tradition but reaches into other genres. It was released last week.