With the release of "No Apologies" the "Modern Roots" band is ready to
take its rightful place as one of the new generation of Soul-Blues
The name refers to the fact that the blues are the "Roots" of the music
we love, but we can't help but be influenced by the "Modern" times we
Each member has 30+ years experience in the music business. This comes
through in the slammin' 6 originals (Trks 1,4,5,7,9,11), 5 choice covers
(Trks 2,3,6,8,10), and excellent arrangements by the band.
Guitarist and main songwriter, Ken Baker, has a unique way with lyrics
and the turn of a phrase. They reflect his take on the time-tested
subjects of relationships and self-realization. All filtered through his
life and times in northeastern Ohio.
Jeff Alviani, producer/keyboardist, has logged 12 years touring the
world and recording with "Mississippi Magic" Terry Evans, before
returning to Ohio in '03 to join Modern Roots. He recorded 5 great
albums with Evans which also featured Ry Cooder and Jim Keltner. His
experience and technical know-how was integral to the completion of this
Drummer John Sineri, guitarist Mike Bugara and bass player Denny Wright
are monsters on their instruments and founding members of Modern Roots.
Their idea, 13 years ago, of a band with a difference, started one of
the most popular and successful acts on the northeast Ohio blues scene.
All these talents have come together to produce a gutsy blend of blues,
soul and jazz, with one foot in "The Tradition" and the other in the
21st century!! FORWARD...THRU THE BLUES