VIDEO PREMIERE: “Carolina Stomp” by Ryan RnB Barber

STOMP IT OUT: Ryan RnB Barber, center, performs his new single, “Carolina Stomp,” with the members of BoogiTherapi: Clockwise from top left, Ram Mandlekorn, Brian Turner, Nik Hope and Ben Bjorlie. Image courtesy of Kira Bursky

“I decided it’s been a while since someone has made a funky, feel-good song about our home to relate and dance to,” says local musician Ryan RnB Barber. “I wanted to be the one to step up and represent.”

But he didn’t stop there: “I also wanted to create a supersimple dance step to accessorize the song,” he explains. “Even the least coordinated folks can stomp their stresses out.”

The result is “Carolina Stomp.” It’s accompanying video, directed and edited by Kira Bursky of All Around Artsy productions, is a kind of funkified Alice in Wonderland in which Barber — with the help of a magical record — is transformed to a tiny version of himself, and then a giant.

Barber’s new album, Rejuvenation, will be released Saturday, April 20, on vinyl, CD and all digital media outlets.

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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  1. Cristal Rose Fox

    Fantastic job Ryan and crew. This is so fun- my 7 year old is perplexed by how you got so tiny and so big!

    Can’t wait to see BoogiTherapi at LEAF!

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