Barefoot Rebellion

Barefoot Rebellion

BandFolkRock

We are an acoustic mix of rhythmic textures and lyrics with poetry thrown in for good measure. Whether giving you a sultry jam, a soulful groove or blasting you with our powerful, in your face bluegrass we hope to leave you happy, smiling, thinking or just drunk off your ass.

Biography

In Manhattan Kansas in 2003, a town struggling with a local music scene, one venue had the courage to have a weekly open mic night. Tony "Buck" Buckner who worked at this venue(O'malley's) was a green musician with very little stage experience. Despite this he hosted this open mic and called it "Buck's Fireside Chat". It was here that he began to meet musicians of all styles, including Talon. They began playing together and Buck's confidence grew enough that he asked more musicians to sit in with them. After several musicians came and went which is the norm in a college town, a final group was solidified forming what is now known as the Barefoot Rebellion. The addition of Alex( traditional bluegrass background) and Steve(rock and metal background) began to allow the group to expand its creativity. Percussionist Clint and drummer Chris who have long backgrounds and extensive abilities added a dynamic that allowed the band to experiment with different sounds. The last piece of the puzzle was Lani who brought a soothing constant within the chaos. Since then the band has expanded its set list as Buck, Al, Steve and Talon have all become comfortable enough to bring their own style of writing into the mix. The band now has over 40 original songs and continues to write everyday. Steve and Buck spent several years in the military and served overseas extensively which will help explain the political overtones of some songs. The band always has fun on stage together which in turn allows the crowd to enjoy itself. Whether you agree or disagree with the bands lyrics we hope you enjoy the soulful grooves, the sultry jams and the in your face bluegrass which we hope will leave you smiling, thinking and happy. Always remember: FEED YOUR INTELLECT-FREE YOUR SPIRIT

Lyrics

We The People

Written By: Tony "Buck" Buckner

Chorus: I don't know, what you've been shown, but I'm tired of the lies and the death toll. Pit poor man against poor man, as the aristocracy impose their global plan.

V1: The right speaks, of better ways, better values like those of yesterday. My question though, if you can answer back, are you talking 'bout the days of our twisted past?
V2: When children worked in factories or when we tried to give the red-man small pox disease. Internment camps, for the yellow-man, the beatings; lynchings of the black-man, Irish immigrants forced to fight a war, Mexican-Americans who remain ignored.
(CHORUS)
V3: They'll have their bash, on corporate cash, drink to Tort Reform health insurance no one has. And their children speak as if the world is theirs while our children come home wounded and in body-bags. Who are we to say, should be saved, what you didn't know? Famines don't make black gold!
(CHORUS)
V4: There will come a day, when the masses say, your scraps no longer feed our empathy, but it will never be, if we don't believe, WE THE PEOPLE are the power in democracy
(CHORUS......pit poor man,against poor man,WE THE PEOPLE must make a united stand

Come To You Barenaked

Written By: Tony "Buck" Buckner

V1: The suffocation of generations, from propaganda that feeds our vanity. Anorexic, balemic, loveless, enemic, picture perfect, spirits lost.

V2: And the vultures who prey on weakness, will undoubtedly tear our world apart. Their eyes are deceived by their inner greed and the costumes they wear are false.

CHORUS: But I will come to you barenaked, offering the kindness of my soul, and we will break bread,drink wine and share what we know and our spirits will find a home

V3: In a world of distorted mirrors, there's no sense of the "I" that we've become, until we start to begin, to love from within with spirit, heart and mind as one; Til' then...

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My Sin

Written By: Tony "Buck" Buckner

V1: I was sitting at the bar with friends when she walked in, they said Buck don't you miss her don't you wanna be with her again? I said she has a funky diposition, green eyes and strawberry hair, a young boys' fantasy an old mans' crutch of despair

CHORUS1: She'll keep you danglin' like a yo-yo first your out then your in, a narcotic once she's gone you've got to have her again, she'll wiggle, she'll wink, she'll bat her eyes and you'll just give in, call her what you want but she's my sin.

V2: I was confident she saw me but I knew I was in control, until she whispered in my ear said " I miss you" and she stole my soul

CHORUS2: She had me danglin' like a yo-yo I was out now I'm in, a narcotic now she's back I had to have her again, she wiggled, she winked she batted her eyes and I just gave in, call her what you want but she's my sin....
Call her what you want my friends, but she's my sin

Discography

Joshua -Demo album
The Barefoot Rebellion "Live At O'malley's"(outside)

Set List

Our typical set list consist of 15-20 songs over 2 1hr sets, but has been known to shrink or expand depending on alotted time and improv jams.

ORIGINAL SONGS

MONKEY ON MY BACK
24 HOUR AMERICAM DREAM
I'M STILL STANDING
STRUGGLE AND STRIFE
THE DANCER
JOSHUA
FALL RIVER I GOT A GIRL
FINEST HOMEMADE BOOZE
CHAINS
FAITH IN YOU
WHEN I WAS JUST A DREAM
I AM-SPOKEN WORD
LULLABY-SPOKEN WORD
FEED YOU FROM WITHIN
STOP, DROP, AND ROLL
THINGS HAPPEN
ANOTHER FOR HIS PRIDE
SWEET PEACH SUN
WILL YOU
MY SIN
LESSONS FORGOT
SINGLE FED
ONLY A DREAM
MORNING SUN
BORROWED
JOHNSON COUNTY
LEAH ON THE BRAIN
TO BREATH
WE THE PEOPLE
FACE THE DAY
DEMIGODS
PURE ENGLISH FURY
I WILL COME TO YOU BARENAKED
ACTION TO THE REACTION
THE COFFEE SITS COLD
THE LAST GRAIN HAS FALLEN
SELDOM SEEN
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
A PLACE CALLED PARADISE
CRICKET SONG
NEVER NO MORE
SOUR MASH AND TEQUILA TEARS
SHEPARDS NOT BE