Sol Roots band performs a mix of raw funk, deep blues, energetic rock, greasy soul, and hypnotic grooves. Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network artist and a "Next Generation" Music Maker Relief Foundation artist. The release "Work It For Me" also features harmonica master, and National Endowment of the Arts fellow, Phil Wiggins.
"Sol performs a soulful blend of rock and blues, with a natural stage presence" - Jambase.
"This laid back acoustic Piedmont blues influenced track from guitarist / songwriter Sol Roots shows the impact of his history of working with legends such as John Dee Holeman, Cootie Stark, Cool John Ferguson, and Taj Mahal. Drummer Scott Rabino (of Tommy Castro, Johnny Nitro) provides a solid back beat and bassist Andreas Holmstrom locks into a rock steady groove." - Advance Tribune
released August 14, 2020
"Phil Wiggins is arguably America's foremost blues harmonica virtuoso, is a two time WC Handy award winner, and recently was honored with a National Heritage Fellowship"
"Phil Wiggins is a versatile harmonica player, continuing the Piedmont blues tradition, a gentle and melodic blues style of the mid-Atlantic region. He plays the diatonic ten-hole harmonica in the country blues style, cupping both hands around the instrument and playing acoustically. His sound is not shaped by the microphone or amplifier when performing, but instead by his complex syncopated patterns, breath control and rhythm, stylistic virtuosity, and fiery solo runs." - Frank Matheis
The Sol Roots band performs a mix of raw funk, deep blues, energetic rock, greasy soul, and hypnotic grooves. Sol is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has toured with many roots, funk, and blues legends around the world as a part of Music Maker Revue.
Sol Roots band has shared the stage with acts such as Jon Cleary, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk, The Wood Brothers, Sonny Landreth, Robert Randolph, Eric Lindell, Roosevelt Collier, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Booker T Jones, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Shemekia Copeland, Jackie Greene and more.
Paying homage to the greats, and with a love of Universal Music as the guiding light, Sol steps out on a path with a powerful group unique and talented band of musicians.
"Work It For Me"
Phil Wiggins: harmonica
Andreas Holmstrom: bass
Scott Rabino: drums
Sol Roots: vocals & guitar
recorded at: Pick-Up Productions and Satori Studios
mixed at: Satori Studios
photo credit: Josh Brick Graphics
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