Conjuring up an image similar to that of Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer,” and “Huckleberry Fynn” is Barefoot Jax - a mythical young man playing slide guitar on the banks of the Mississippi River… Can you see him?  Can you hear him?

In reality, Barefoot Jax is a four piece band that flavors itself with that of the vintage realm.  They draw from classic rock strongly rooted in the 60’s and 70’s.  You will hear no loops, electronica, drum machines, and/or computer generated samples.  They are “old school” all the way…  A tinge of the southern influence is notable with their home base being South Florida.   The band is proudly credited with over one hundred original songs written and recorded resulting in four studio albums.   Their compilation disk entitled “Living The Dream,” can be easily found on iTunes, Amazon MP3 as well as other on-line distributors.  On it are crowd favorites like “Roller Coaster,” “Dogman,” “She’s a Killer,” and “His Fame.”  They are currently finishing their latest album which promises to be reminiscent of the FM album rock of a yesteryear.   It will include some cool new tracks you may have already heard them play live like “Girl,” “Owner of My Heart,”  “She’s My Lady,” “You Burned My Guitar,” and “Your Smile.”

The band consists of Ferni D on drums, Erich Greiner on guitars, Tino Hernandez on bass, and Mark Johnston on guitars.  Everyone sings!   Their music is inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and The Heart Breakers, and The Black Crowes to name a few.  These are said influences, but make no mistake they sound like no one except themselves!  The band has its own feel, attitude, vibe, and tone that happens by way of their distinct chemistry together.  Their music grooves and breathes; has guitar solos and harmonies all over the place; and is known for melodic hooks that keep you singing even after the song is over.

For the last four years the band has delved into performing covers along with their own songs, and plays out a dozen times a year for special occasions!   You can hear their creative renditions of tunes such as “Fire” by Jimmy Hendrix, “Surrender” by Cheap Trick, “Tush” by ZZ Top,  “House is a Rocking” by Stevie Ray Vaughn, and “Folsom Blues” by  Johnny Cash.   You will also hear the occasional Journey or Police tune as well.  Check out “Coverland” on their web sites which is their medley of the covers they currently perform live.  Note that they distinctly differ from your run of the mill cover band because one, they don’t play every weekend like if it was a job;  and two, they also do select originals which their fans know well by now!  Every time they play it is a special event and everyone looks forward to the party!

Check out their “Living The Dream” CD and be on the lookout for their new, soon to be released, yet untitled album.  Facebook is great place to keep up with the band and to find out where their next shows are.  Their web sites also host their music so you can hear them whenever you want. 

                                                                                                                               Barefoot Jax can be reached at:

 barefootjax@bellsouth.net .

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"Living The Dream" - the hits by Barefoot Jax

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