PLease meet Independent Artist: Bamil


From the world of Independent Music Barefoot Music has the privilege and honor of introducing yet another amazing artist that I was first introduced to at Mixposure radio, the home of Independent Artists globally.
Please meet Bamil. I find all of Bamil’s music I have heard amazing and with great messages. Hie vocally a master, and his music compositions and arrangements superb.
I have included two of my personal favorites for your ease in listening. Bamil is prolific recording artist and has music for everyone. If you live or are visiting in the New York area you please go see one of Bamil’s shows. You can find his schedule at Reverbnation.
“Love Across The Border” by Bamil

Bamil (born April 5,1969) is a Puerto Rican Recording Artist, ASCAP Member, Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Music Arranger who released on January 1st, 2010 his second solo Album “The Message”.

More of Bamil’s music can be found at the included links below.

Sunday Love Songs w/ Independent Artist Lyrical Princess ~ Linda Fry

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Barefoot Music is proud to introduce to you the amazing talents of Independent artist‘s; lyricist Linda Fry, and musicians The TrueVulgarians. 
Sunday Love Song 
Lyrical Princess Linda Fry  & The TrueVulgarians.

From Linda’s artist page;

My name is Linda Fry . I’ve been a Member/Artist here at Mixposure since 2008. Music has always been my best friend. Although I don’t sing or play, It’s always there for me. I came here as just a listener, which in time.. I’ve learned is a very big deal here. Because without the listeners.. There’s really no use for a music site..

I had no idea how much my life was about to change when I joined Mixposure. The people here seemed to me, overly friendly.. I naturally thought the worst, And tried to keep to myself. That is nearly impossible. Especially if you post something here. I had posted what I considered to be just a silly poem I had written (writing is my outlet), Titled “Here In The Dark”.  After going through a few weeks of thinking I was just being ridiculed with people asking if they could use my lyrics (as I only saw them as words), I finally caved & said Yes. It became my first  Co- Written Collaboration with David Lunbeck… I was on top of the world.. I had words put into a song that others could relate to.. What a feeling that was.. Somewhere during all of this, I was told I should become an Artist.. I kept saying I don’t think so.. And by the next morning.. I was a member .. Someone had made me one..LoL

I finally started joining in the mixposure radio chat room.. I was told I could hear my music be played in there. Well, if that wasn’t a night to remember.. Completely computer illeterate . I couldn’t figure out how to make the player work for the music to play..The chat was going so fast with hellos & people trying to help.. I was litterally terrified.. And wanted to dissappear forever. But a very nice man popped up in a P.M. and calmly walked me through everything step by step & helped calm me down.. What a relief! Thank You so much kind man (You know who you are) ! Finally, I could enjoy myself… Got to hear music & talk to the people that created it.. Didn’t talk a lot.. Was very shy back then.. lol

It didn’t take long and I felt I’d known everyone like they were family.. This had become my home, away from home.. The rest is history.. I’ve been writing Poetry (The people at Mixposure, like to call lyrics) ever since..

I like to collaborate.. I don’t have any specific Genre that I prefer.. But I like to be able to understand the words (without screaming vocals & music).. My words almost always come from the heart & are very meaningful to me (sometimes I’ll throw in something silly). I think I’m pretty easy to work with.. I post most everything I write up in The blog area on the Front Mix page & it stays in my Blogs until someone decides to use them. If you see something you think you might like to work with, just message me .. But Please keep me informed on How it’s coming along..

I have very few Co-written songs. Most everyone I’ve had the opportunity to work with, have for the most part only had to change a couple words if any. I’ve been very fortunate. But I am always willing to work with any situation that may arise.

Below is the link for Linda’s artist page and on it you can find also a list of the collaborations she has done and Linda hopes you’ll listen & enjoy ~

Please meet Independent Music Duo -The TrueVulgarians.

The TrueVulgarians

The TrueVulgarians are a brother-sister duo hailing from just outside Cleveland, Ohio, having sung together for longer than they’d want to admit.  Song’s range from the melancholy to the ridiculous with a story-telling vibe. We’re just a couple of amateur musicians who have the need to create and perform without expectation beyond that.  All our tunes are written and arranged by (brother) William Thompson, who plays acoustic guitar and does the lead vocals.  (Sister) Jacki Grapentine provides back-up vocals and much needed moral support. We hope you enjoy our material as much as we have enjoyed making it available here on Mixposure for public consumption…

Please simply click the link below to the duo’s fabulous story telling, outstanding vocals, beautiful harmonies, and awesome acoustic accompaniment. While you’re there please take a moment to comment and just say you were there. Independent artists thrive on feedback from their fans.

Barefoot Music would like to say thank you to The TrueVulgarians and to Mixposure Radio, the home of Independent Music for sharing.


Meeting Independent Arttist Farrell Jackson

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Meet Independent Artist 
Farrell Jackson 
with his tune
“Fighting The Fight”  
{ for music please click on link below }
In Farrell’s words he shares how this incredibly inspiring tune was created.

“A pop rocker done with three bass guitars, drums, and vocals….Guitars? We don’t need no stinkin’ guitars. Just kidding but there are no guitars in this except the basses. It was an experiment to see if I could pull it off…..No guitars were harmed in the recording of this song :o) Here’s my song called Fightin’ The Fight. I wrote and recorded it quickly….a one day production. I’m using a 2010 Fender Jazz bass on the left side, a 1970 Vox Violin bass on the right, and 1972 Gibson EBO bass in the middle. The EBO is also the bass for the solo break. I have three tracks of vocals: Lead, hi and low harmonies. The basic drums are by a Zoom MRT3. I needed to think outside the box and that was fun!”  ~ Farrell

For more of Farrell’s music please visit his artist page at

Saturday Acoustics w/ Independenet Artist Doug Dickens

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Douglas Dickens 
Please have a sit back & a listen to gentleman Doug Dickens, my friend who is not only is a fabulous singer, songwriter, and guitar picking musician, he is also an amazing advocate for Independent musicians, as well as a life long peace keeper.
Doug is just one of the many talented independent artists on the newest of my passion’s, which is

I am proud that Doug calls me friend ~ 

To hear Doug’s vast play list of his original tunes, and to follow him, please see his link just below

About Doug Dickens: ( credits: Doug’s mixposure artist’s page)

I have been playing and singing the blues for over thirty years. I spent eight years on the road traveling around the country, working in clubs and coffeehouses from Wilmington, NC to Sarasota, Fla and then out west to Denver, Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. I spent quite a bit of time in the early eighties managing other bands and clubs in upstate New York. Now I am back recording some of the material in preparation for the next phase of wisdom and writing. It has always been my first love.
Many of these songs have never been heard before anywhere and some, I have played in performances without mercy. Sometimes a song just hits you and you have to sing it. My originals come from life’s experiences, many through disappointment and joy, always from the heart and never canned. There is no major production here, just me, my guitar and the songs. You are sitting in my living room in a private concert. I hope that anyone who stops by will enjoy the music, leave me a note and send me their own treasures. Music is the muse of life.

(Note from Barefoot Baroness)
If you are a regular reader of mine you will know that radio has been a big part of my music intelligence most of my life;  and you can trust my recommendation for this 99.9% commercial-free radio station..  Mixposure Radio,
As a listener we get to not only listen to Doug’s music, (and many others)  but also we can become part of this amazing independent artist’s community by chatting with artist’s like Doug during the broadcasts. This kind of interacting with the people who make the music we listen to is an important part of the music chain. The music makers need our input as fans, and the Independent artists know that fans are more than just the record and concert sales.
And that makes for a lovely relationship.
Please join us for the music & chat. And enjoy both. The Home Of Independent Musicians.  (no download, no registration required) 
Please watch this space – Monday 30 September for news about mixposure radio’s newest upcoming show.

Sunday Love Songs w/ Magazine Gap’s Senorita.

Magazine Gap 

JAMES KEEN  ::  vocals & guitar
ALEX HO  ::  piano & Hammond organ
BRIAN “Cookie” MCCOOK  ::  drums & percussion

In the final analysis, people will always love real music of the highest quality – passionately created, beautifully crafted, carefully constructed, artfully produced and powerfully performed.  Magazine Gap are one of the most musically intoxicating bands emerging on the scene today.
For more Magazine Gap music visit

Magazine Gap & Slipstream~ Expression Through Song

I was delighted to find a message from an amazing vocalist who introduced me to his band’s music; Magazine Gap who hails from the United kingdom
Every once in a while a song will take my breath the first time I hear it because the lyrics or the music or both express something maybe we have been deeply feeling. But there are feelings or circumstances even as a writer I struggle to find the accurate words to express it. 
 Magazine Gap has an empowering piece of music in this song: lyrically & musically.
James so wisely expresses with his lyrics.“caught in the slipstream of life” just exactly what I knew to be my own experience. Only now through James & Magazine Gap’ I have a word that so adequately expresses that Slipstream
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Please enjoy Magazine Gap’s signature style and sound. 
See below links to learn more about the band and their music.
 I thank you James.


a brief bio  about the band Magazine Gap

” Cookie is a veteran session player and music producer who I (James) was introduced to when looking for someone to produce my debut album, “No Coincidence” (available on iTunes etc…!!). An amazing musician and producer, he did such an incredible job and we became very close friends. up. Alex was a classically trained but highly versatile pianist who was making a name for himself on the jazz scene in London; Cookie had previously met him on a session they did together and kept his details for a future project – he thought he’d be perfect for us. How right he was! Alex made such a significant contribution to the sound that it became apparent very quickly that we were morphing into a band with a distinct sound (as opposed to that of a singer/songwriter with a backing group).

We therefore created Magazine Gap, and haven’t looked back!  ~ James


Acoustic Saturdays; with Hunter Van Larkins


by Hunter Van Larkins.

Ross Hunter and Owen Van-Larkins are Hunter Van Larkins.

“Breakthrough”, an original composition from their CD “Myriad” available at… and itunes

These two incredibly talented and gifted young musicians met while studying music at Southbank College in Brisbane and soon afterwards began writing and performing their own unique brand of Celtic, Folk and Spanish flavoured acoustic guitar music. From their early compositions it was clear an extraordinary new talent had arrived on the Australian music scene.

Visit Hunter Van Larkins at…

Guitar Tabs available at…

What Blues Really Mean by John H. ( Original )

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“What Blues Really Mean”
        by John H.
John is a vocal extraordinaire with just the right balance of range for singing the blues.
It s Barefoot Music’s pleasure to feature this independent artist & his original tune today.