Eric Barfield
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Eric Barfield

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Feb
29
Eric Barfield @ Merge w/ TBA

Saint Peters, Missouri, USA

Saint Peters, Missouri, USA

Feb
24
Eric Barfield @ Concert @ St Joachim & Ann Catholic Church

Saint Peters, Missouri, USA

Saint Peters, Missouri, USA

Oct
28
Eric Barfield @ CD Release Party

Florrisant, Missouri, USA

Florrisant, Missouri, USA

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Everyone should be Watching Judas as they are destined to go far...This group of talented young musicians has a distinct edge and musical depth beyond their years. Their multilevel songwriting combined with their prodigy keyboard riffs are worth the listen, plus they aren't bad on the eyes... They have a huge following that shows up in force everywhere they perform. I'm looking forward to featuring "Watching Judas" on The Set TV show!"
— Jacqui Poor
Producer/Director
"The Set"
CCIN TV - CCIN Television


Everyone should be Watching Judas as they are destined to go far...This group of talented young musicians has a distinct edge and musical depth beyond their years. Their multilevel songwriting combined with their prodigy keyboard riffs are worth the listen, plus they aren't bad on the eyes... They have a huge following that shows up in force everywhere they perform. I'm looking forward to featuring "Watching Judas" on The Set TV show!"
— Jacqui Poor
Producer/Director
"The Set"
CCIN TV - CCIN Television


"I could put Watching Judas on continuous loop in my car's CD player. Here’s a group whose music wears well on your soul. You will never find musicians with more heart and hunger for excellence than these!"

— Diane Summers
Co-host "The Morning Show"
KFUO 850 AM Radio - KFUO AM


"I could put Watching Judas on continuous loop in my car's CD player. Here’s a group whose music wears well on your soul. You will never find musicians with more heart and hunger for excellence than these!"

— Diane Summers
Co-host "The Morning Show"
KFUO 850 AM Radio - KFUO AM


Discography

"Watching Judas"- c. 2007 Listeninghouse Records

KCVF FM "The Wave" College Radio
KJSL AM Radio
KFUO AM Radio
CCIN's music program "The Set" (Charter Communications)
Keep checking back- more are added daily!

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Bio

It all started with a pair of rowdy homeschooled boys running around half-naked in Superman capes to the hypergetic strains of Star Wars music. Those brothers are Eric and Christian Barfield, and this is the strange yet true story of how Watching Judas began.

Growing up studying the works of T.S. Eliot, Hemingway, and Poe, as well as an unhealthy number of Three Stooges and Looney Tunes, Eric began to compose at the tender age of seven years old, co-writing a song with his father and musical mentor, Michael Barfield. Christian soon was drawn into the musical vortex, stretching his ever-changing voice to sing along to groups like DC Talk, Jars of Clay, and A.D.

Both boys took piano lessons under protest, and began the tedious chore of progressing past "Heart and Soul."

Time flew by. The lads grew up. And after driving music lovers everywhere to the brink of insanity with countless renditions of originals on any piano keyboard not glued shut, Eric was able to convince Christian to lend his vocal/piano talents to the music. After a short debate, they christened the band "Watching Judas" and set out to unearth two unsuspecting musicians to complete the dream group they had imagined.

Soon after the talented bassist and long-time friend Paul Nahrgang joined Watching Judas. It was inevitable since Eric had once given Paul piano lessons, infecting him with subliminal messages that someday Eric would ask him to play in a band and his answer would be, "Yes, of course." They’re still waiting for Paul to snap out of the spell and realize he’s in the band.

Life was blissful for a short interlude, then tragedy struck — their drummer suddenly whisked off to college, never to be heard from again.

The three remaining members nearly cashed in all hope of digging up a drummeister, then stumbled upon the amazing talent of Aaron Wahoff, also a homeschooler and close friend. Even though he was born with a pair of magic drumsticks in his hands, it was tough to lure this shy lad to try out. But with promises of home-made cookies, he relented. The cookies turned the deal and Aaron agreed to join the band.

A little tweaking revved the group to take their music out for a spin in a dimly-lit corner of a Borders Bookstore crammed with a high-on-coffee-and-cheesecake crowd. The response was enthusiastic.

These days, Watching Judas packs a pair of blazing keyboards, bass, and drum kit, and they're not afraid to use them. Armed with a battery of thought-provoking lyrics, hooks, and a healthy appreciation for all of us living in a fallen world, Watching Judas keeps busy creating music and playing wherever they’re invited.