VIDEO PREMIERE: Will Evans of Barefoot Creates Worldly & Pacifying Stunner Via “Lean In”

Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter and frontman for the New England based Roots Rock outfit Barefoot Truth. After four albums and 50+ million plays on Pandora & Spotify, he embarked on his solo journey – and has since released three additional full-length albums and toured extensively. 

His most recent album Rise was nominated for three categories by the New England Music Awards: Album of the Year, Roots Act of the Year, and Video of the Year (“Family Tree”). The album features deeply personal topics of humanity, compassion, and a reflection of the current political times. 

A lifelong surfer and environmentalist, his songs speak to the importance of connecting with and protecting the earth. At a time when many are looking for words of inspiration and reassurance, “Rise” delivers a collection of socially conscious songs filled with messages of love, possibility, and inclusion.

In 2018 and 2019, Will joined his good friend Trevor Hall as a member of his touring band and as a frequent supporting act. Together they performed to passionate crowds across North America and Europe. Trevor Hall is featured on “Hoka Hey,” the album’s opening song.

In his live performances, Evans displays a technical mastery of live-looping skills to showcase his background in percussion mixed with layers of acoustic guitar and soulful vocals.  Will has shared the stage with many top artists including Crosby & Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trevor Hall, Nahko, Xavier Rudd, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ryan Montbleau, Railroad Earth and members of Dispatch. 

Recently Evans dropped the single for “Lean In” and Glide is today premiering the video (below). Evans’ festival vibe combines the worlds of Stick Figure, Dispatch, and Burning Spear. With graceful vocals that are both potent and compassionate, Will Evans grasps the listener effortlessly on his significant musical journey.

“Life is full of adversity. One must build a strong foundation to weather the storms we face as individuals, collectively, and as a planet. We are works in progress until we leave this earth, and we must continually work to better our foundations, and lift up those around us, so that they too, are solid. For someone else’s struggle may become our own if we do not act bravely to support those around us. The one thing that’s certain in life is uncertainty. The storms will come. We must sturdy up our roots, and lean in,” says Evans.

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