Robby "Roo" Gates
Sounds Like: Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, James Brown, Dave Matthews Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band
Bio: Formed in 2010, this dynamic and musically diverse group features Brandon Knox on Vocals/Harmonica, Christopher Lord on Guitar/Keys/Vocals, George Westberry on Bass/Vocals, Ryan Winters on Keys/Vocals and Robby "Roo" Gates on Drums/Percussion.
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“Sounding like a lesson in merging the blues with funk, jam rock, and an occasional tasty jazz lick for garnish, Elephant Graveyard is a sophomore album worthy of pride. In their second release, The Deluge is developing a sound that is both sophisticated and playfully fun. The musicianship is stout, the song writing is mature, and the overall package is delicious from the mixture. The churning organ and intervening guitar licks on “Honest Man” are slick enough to make you slap your mamma out of excitement, the piano runs on “Rosy” would keep any saloon jumping until the marshal shows, and “Her Pride” has just a sprinkle of reggae for those ears that are always hunting for a taste. The band’s ability to switch gears and styles is a sign that they have the growth potential for an even better junior outing. “Let’s Make Medicine” has a beautiful whining guitar that cyclically crashes into heavier waves before fall”
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