Breadfoot is a Tin Pan Folk & Americana Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist based in North Carolina.
He is currently touring in support of his latest release Salvatella, which is his third full-length studio album. Described by Americana UK as “…a refreshing alternative to some of the more archetypal Americana.”, it is his most adventurous to date. From the opening solo acoustic salve of the title track to the final cymbal crash of the Dixieland inspired Still Can’t (Find My Heart) that closes out the side the album is as fRoots Magazine remarks “…beguiling and varied…well-crafted songs of love and loss…superior stuff and very charming.”
Salvatella was funded via Kickstarter. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at On Pop Of The World Studios in Greensboro, NC and features some truly exceptional local musicians from bands like Vaughn Aed, D.O.G, Jack Carter and The Armory, Tommy Flake, Damn Frank, Corporate Fandango, Ameriglow, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Sarah Shook and The Disarmers and Lost In The Trees.
Live Breadfoot has been described by London Time Out, as “….gritty guitar picking and home-spun wisdom….a raconteur par excellence.” He has shared the stage state side with The Avett Brothers, Regina Spektor, Kimya Dawson, and Langhorne Slim and in the UK with such acts as The Decemberists, Richard Buckner, and the Larry Love Show Band (the acoustic branch of Alabama 3).
Breadfoot has written and recorded as Just About To Burn, with Anti-folk legend and Ramseur Records recording artist, Paleface who has collaborated with the Avett Brothers and has been sited by Beck as a musical influence. In addition Breadfoot has also written and recorded with former Trans Siberian Orchestra Lead Soloist & String Mistress and Papillon violinist, Anna Phoebe who has been known on occasion, to perform live with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
Breadfoot’s music has been featured in several episodes of Roadtrip Nation on PBS. You can also find his music in the feature length documentary 10 MPH and the feature length comedy The Karaoke Brothers. In addition, Breadfoot contributed music to a work in progress reel for the locally produced original documentary film Bringing It Home and his song ‘A Hard Day In Manhattan’ was featured in the investigative documentary ‘Abandoned’ which premiered in Greensboro, NC earlier this year.
Also premiered this year is the new video for ‘Room In Her Heart’ created in collaboration with Breadfoot’s good bud Brian A. Bernhard at Blight Productions. The video, filmed in the 106 heat of the most rattlesnake infested part of California’s Palm Desert, is a sweetly absurd Don Quixote-esque riff on the heart worn story of a yearning for a love long lost.
Beyond a smattering of shows to finish out the year Breadfoot is booking now for an early spring run out to SXSW and is also planning his next project – a trans-media experience that will include a stop motion / live action video and cover art featuring his own illustrations – with a working title of ‘Charmed, I’m Sure’.
Saturday, Dec. 10 at Acoustic Coffeehouse.