About Barefoot Truth

Barefoot Truth and its frontman Will Evans blend genres like folk, rock, and reggae into a globally-inspired sound with lyrics that speak to human connection and communion with nature.

After a three-year hiatus, New England-based roots rock band Barefoot Truth returns to the stage this summer. The band is fronted by founding member and nationally touring artist Will Evans, whose solo career has also taken off in recent years.

The quartet is rounded out by members Jay Driscoll, John “Wayno” Waynelovich, and Andy Wrba.

Mixing the sounds of folk, rock, jazz, and reggae, with lyrics full of unbridled optimism, the band crafted a sound that is distinctly their own. Mixing a strong environmental message with the lofty theme of humankind’s interconnectedness, the band has charted several times on the iTunes Rock Charts, momentarily stepping ahead of bands such as Dave Matthews Band and The Fray. Their 2010 album “Threads” was noted as “The best independently-released album” by This Is Modern Magazine.

Barefoot Truth is a symbol of genuine independent music success. Their dedicated and ever-expanding grassroots following, including over 50 million streams on Spotify and Pandora, has been built one listener at a time. Touring for several years before ultimately going “into hibernation,” as the band describes, Barefoot Truth has shared bills with the likes of Crosby & Nash, Rusted Root, and members of Dispatch. In 2008 the band performed their song “All Good Reasons” at President Obama’s pre-debate event in New York.

Will Evans

Since launching his solo career in 2012, Will Evans has released three full-length albums and traveled the U.S. & Europe several times over. In his shows, Evans displays technical mastery of live-looping that showcase his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, including the didgeridoo, steel drums, percussive beatboxing, acoustic guitar, and layers of soulful vocals. Will is a husband, father, and lover of the sea. He can be seen surfing the coast of New England year round.

John Wayno

Wayno has been performing on stage since the day he could walk. John grew up in Western Massachusetts performing in musical theater with his family. He studied music and education at Westfield State University (where he met Andy Wrba). Wayno currently runs a recording studio and music school in Massachusetts. He is a husband and a father of two girls.

Andy Wrba

Andy’s interest in music began on his family’s living room piano. His parents, both music enthusiasts, dabbled on instruments when he was a child, which inspired him to play as well. Andy Studied music at Westfield State University. He currently runs the music program at the Darrow School in New York. He is a husband and a father of two boys.

Jay Driscoll

Jay grew up in Western Massachusetts. He started playing guitar at age 14 after he convinced his father, who alleged “we don’t have a musical bone in our family,” to get him an acoustic guitar for Christmas. Four years later Jay met Will Evans, a fellow teenage lifeguard on the Connecticut shore where they began writing their first songs together. Jay studied geography at Umass-Amherst, where he also returned for graduate school for school counseling education. Jay is a husband and father of two boys.