Durham based band hits Portsmouth’s Thirsty Moose

Bret Belden

On Thursday night at the Thirsty Moose Tap Room in Portsmouth, the Durham based band Barefoot Young brought a diverse audience their mix of hip-hop, funk, reggae. Downstairs, in a red-lit room filled with both college-aged fans and older bar patrons, the beer and  bass-lines flowed alike. The genre-bending, groove heavy band consisting of UNH students Derek Bolivar, Matt James, Mark Delgrosso, Ben Taylor, and Ian Howard recently brought their sound back to the Seacoast after playing in New York and look forward to upcoming shows in Boston. After opening for the funk duo Jig & Funk twice before, the bill was swapped on Thursday night.