Hasee Ciaccio departing Barefoot Movement

Barefoot MovementHasee Ciaccio, bassist and vocalist with The Barefoot Movement, has announced that she and the band will be moving in different directions. She says that it’s a mutual decision, everyone’s still friends, and that she will continue with them for the next few months until they find someone else, and then take her leave.

The Nashville-based band got its start five years ago amidst the Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music program at East Tennessee State University, where fellow-founder Noah Wall was studying old time fiddle. Mandolinist Tommy Norris was attending nearby Western Carolina University, and he and Wall, now man and wife, hit it off musically and otherwise. Alex Conerly was added on guitar and Barefoot Movement was born.

Their music is a tasty mix of American folk, bluegrass, Americana, and string band music, featured on three albums they’ve released since 2011.

Ciaccio will be remaining in Nashville, seeking work as a touring or fill-in bass player for hire. She shared this note for fans and friends…

Hasee Ciaccio“With a heavy heart, I feel the time has come to share the news that The Barefoot Movement and I will not be continuing our paths together. I’ll carry forward with the band for the next couple months, and will announce my final date soon. I am thankful to every person that drove to see our shows, every professor that helped me balance my school schedule with touring, and all of my family and friends for keeping me grounded. I have met some very special folks throughout this journey of nearly five years, and I hope to stay connected with each and every one you. I wish the Barefoot Movement continued success and hope to see them down the road.”

You can follow Barefoot Movement online.

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