TurnStyle Music Group Presents
The Rouge Royale
Mark Rosenberg, Jake Klar, Barefoot Walking
152 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
The Rouge Royale
You hit the ground, hard. Looking up, eyes wild your head filling with the snapping of trees your body buzzing from the sub bass pounding waves ripping through you. Like a marionette you are compelled upward as if by strings and immediately lose control, dancing carnally with complete abandon. The Doors meet David Bowie and Tool on Johnny Cash's last days in a funkadelic rock and groove illumination.
Mark Rosenberg is a singer-songwriter fusing the styles of folk and rock into an intimate and acoustic setting. Influenced by the likes of Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Dispatch, Fleet Foxes, Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan, Mark's introspective lyrics spread the messages of unity, acceptance, peace, and love.
Over the course of five years, Mark has progressed from a hobbyist with an idea to a professional recording artist with the release of his latest EP, The Day Is New. This EP explores several different sounds and styles, with some songs only featuring Mark and his guitar, while others feature him with a full backing band. From solemn ballads to uplifting jams, The Day Is New helps show Mark's unique knack for songwriting coupled with his poetic lyrics.
Lead singer Livia Beasley and guitarist Anthony Grillo first made music together in the late ‘90s. In 2009, the two friends joined up again as Barefoot Walking. Drummer George Scoufaras and bassist Brian Takacs drive their heavy rhythm section. Fiddle and keyboard player Griffin Sargent deepens the rootsy vibe already present Liv’s classic Americana vocals.
While Livia is a child of the Illinois farm belt, the boys of Barefoot Walking were all born and raised in New York. The sound that emerges seamlessly flows from folk pop and indie funk. City on the outside, country on the inside.
Barefoot Walking is a rootsy, leftfield pop outfit, whose songs have an infectious, dance-funk twist. Barefoot Walking’s material has a deceptively cheerful surface that hides a far darker undercurrent. Let them pull you under.