Native American Heritage Association
First Nations Development Institute
Feed My Starving Children
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
American Forest Foundation
Appalachian Mountain Club
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Living Lands and Waters
Water — Use It Wisely
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Barefoot McCoy is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
His music is characterized by his deeply personal lyrics and distinctive
instrumental work. Barefoot's genre is a unique blend of
singer-songwriter, folk-rock, and acoustic blues that evokes memory of
yesterday and sparks hope for tomorrow.
Barefoot's writing often includes traces of his love of nature
and his values in peace, truth and life.
During his time in Kentucky, Barefoot performed with multiple local folk
bands. Barefoot immersed himself in the rich Appalachian culture,
reading the legendary works of naturalists and transcendentalists such as
Henry David Thoreau and William Wordsworth while listening to the
melodious music of Pete Seeger and Doc Watson. It was in this scenic
setting that Barefoot acquired his skill on the banjo and in “Merle Travis-style” guitar finger-picking.
The Name "Barefoot"
Barefoot was named by his Kentucky friends, Chief Rainwater (Cherokee) and Gail Roe after spending an entire summer without shoes.