Wade has been parading the east coast for a solid decade bringing his unique show to many coastal waterfront venues as well as music festivals and college towns. Though hard to pinpoint a specific genre of music, he is best described as a "One-Man-Caribbean-Jam-Band".
Shortly after the turn of the millennium, Wade dropped out of college, moved to the beach, permanently kicked off his shoes, and began a new life of playing music full time. He bounced around playing in several bands until he saw a Keller Williams show, which inspired him to get a loop pedal and take a different approach to music. After a few years of no footwear, locals started calling him "Barefoot Wade" and club owners started taking the liberty of using that name for advertisement purposes. Realizing that this was a good thing, Wade just went with it, thus completing his metamorphosis.
Barefoot Wade spent a few years mostly just playing area beach bars until 2005 when he released his first album and started expanding his horizons. Since then he has released 3 albums (including a recent 2 disc "Live Album") and has been touring from West Virginia to Key West along with a quick stint in the Caribbean.
Wade considers himself a nomad as he spends most of the year on tour, however he regards the tiny and blissful North Carolina island of Ocracoke as his home base.