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The Bitteroots / Press

“The Bitteroots are currently ranked #1 on the ReverbNation Rock Charts for Atlanta, GA! June 7, 2014”

“The Bitteroots, a local Atlanta band that has shared the stage with a who’s who list of legendary musicians, are celebrating 6 years of awesome music this Saturday at Eddie’s Attic. Atlanta Music Guide sat down with Bill Taylor, one of the founding members, and chatted about the band’s musical influences, Atlanta’s awesome music scene and what’s to come in the year ahead.”

"Rock 100.5’s Local Licks, and your going to have a chance to see a really, really great live band do their thing next Saturday, May 17th, at the legendary, Eddie’s Attic. Celebrating their 6th Anniversary - that’s the occasion for these guys, It’s the band, The Bitteroots and the song, “Defenseless” on Local Licks."

“The Bitteroots get around for a part-time jam band.... The Decatur band has played on stages big and small, opening for George Clinton and rocking out the Decatur Arts Festival.”

“If you can't feel Laura's sincerity and pain in the vocal delivery, you should probably get your ears checked. She draws you in and keeps you there with her, giving each note she belts its own special vibration.”

“The Bitteroots are an Atlanta-Decatur jam band fused with a grassroots bluesy rock that is filled with heart and soul, emphasizing on the heart of the matter with Laura’s Dee’s enigmatic voice full of lush notes drawing the listeners and rounded out with a stellar cast of musicians. If you’re musical tastes runs the gamut from Melissa Etheridge to The Tedeschi Trucks Band and Beth Hart, then check out The Bitteroots.”

“I love playing with The Bitteroots! They are such a fun, entertaining and high energy rock band filled with amazing musicians and a phenomenal vocalist, Laura Dees. I love joining them on stage to do a couple of songs with them... (excerpt from interview with Sydney Rhame)”

Michael Boylan - Inside Decatur Magazine

“Tracking and mixing for the Bitteroots new EP "Under The Big Sky", and it sounds as huge and awe inspiring as it's title! These guys and gal are the real deal, working on their projects is always a total joy!”

"The Bitteroots will headline the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Steinbeck’s in the Oakhurst neighborhood this Sunday, March 16."

“Georgia’s own rock band the Bitteroots have become a staple of the local music scene with their active involvement in Decatur and Atlanta. Supporting the release of their latest EP After the Rain, the band will be playing a string of shows around the area.”

“We are very pleased to announce that Bill Taylor of Atlanta, GA will be joining the MTD family as our new Emerging Artist. Bill is a veteran of the Southeastern music scene and has played in numerous bands and projects since the late 80's. He is currently holding down the low-end in the Atlanta rock/jam band The Bitteroots. Bill has used his MTD KZ6 and KZ5 on the band's three original albums and the extensive list of shows and festivals in the Altanta area and all over the Southeast. He says "I was always a Fender guy...until I played an MTD! These basses are so well crafted, with killer electronics, and the playability is just stellar for all genres of music."”

“If you're a fan of blues, rock, folk or music that just jams, The Bitteroots have something for you.”

Michael Boylan - Inside Decatur

“The Decatur, Georgia band, which features the soulful and powerful vocals of Laura Dees and rich chord voicings and tasteful, moody solos of Dan Shockley on guitar, is gearing up for a 2013 that will be a year like no other in the band’s history. And of course, Bill Taylor’s thumping, funky bass grooves, and the dynamic, in-the-pocket drumming of Mike Davis will be helping provide a foundation for the journey.”

“The Bitteroots are back with another groove-splitting rock release titled AFTER THE RAIN. The female fronted Georgia band takes us for a journey through their unique brand of soulful rock tunes that is the music equivalent of that tangy but sweet Georgia BBQ sauce.”

“When SweetWater 420 Fest headliners George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic take the stage at Candler Park Friday, Saturday’s act The Bitteroots will be taking notes. “We’ll be at the shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” said Bill Taylor, bassist of the Decatur-based rock band. “It’s an amazing lineup.””

“This year's musical talent includes George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic; Robert Randolph & The Family Band; Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears; the Mosier Brothers; and the Bitteroots.”

“The four-piece group is returning to the Atlanta music scene this spring with its sophomore release, “Central of Georgia,” after a short break from gigging to write and record the new record. “Central of Georgia” promises to reflect the band’s growth as a group of writers, musicians and performers and include some tracks that have already been gig-tested and audience-approved.”

“THE BITTEROOTS are a Decatur-based rock band, influenced by blues, jam, folk and classic rock, with a penchant for catchy hooks, driving rhythms and soaring vocals that keep getting better with time.”

“The Bitteroots rocked the crowd at Eddie's Attic Friday night as the Poverty Is Real concert series kicked off.”

“If power could be defined in music notes...The Bitteroots' new album is it!!!!!”

“Poverty is Real Announces Benefit Concerts at Atlanta's Eddie's Attic”

“This is shaping up to be a Decatur-centric event. Local band The Bitteroots will play the first night.”

“This album is chock full of powerful vocals by the bands lead singer, Laura Dees, who blew my mind with her amazing voice the first time I heard this awesome Atlanta band”

“The four piece, Decatur, Georgia band is fronted by a female lead vocalist who is awesome, making The Bitteroots a force to be reckoned with among today's independent blues-rock bands.”

“Decatur residents The Bitteroots play pop-rock with blues and roots notes, and their original numbers promise to be a hit at the band’s fun-filled live shows.”

“The two-night show lineup includes well-established local musicians such as Matthew Kahler, Rebecca Loebe, Lindsay Rakers Bands, Trances Arc, the Bitteroots...”

“,,,,raise poverty awareness at Eddie's Attic this weekend. The Bitteroots will headline the event.”

“heavy pop rock sound that calls on blues and roots influences, but still manages to break new ground with fun, hook laden grooves, while just killing it with over the top, driving vocal melodies.”

"the album finds The Bitteroots with an edgier, more energetic rock sound that audiences may have gotten a taste of in recent months"

Geoff Koski - Decatur News Online

“The Bitteroots Showcase Evolving Sound at Smith's 'Decatur-centric Show'”

Geoff Koski - Decatur News Online

“Their mix of classic-esque and danceable rock-and-roll had the crowd grooving right out of the 7 p.m. starting gates.”

Geoff Koski - Decatur News Online

“I make no claims to be an expert judge of music. All I know is they sounded good to me.”

"The Bitteroots are a new Atlanta band carving out a sound reminiscent of the past masters dressed up with a modern flavor all their own."

“straightforward sound that mixes a variety of influences from the rock-and-roll cannon - a little southern-fried, a little jammy, a little folksy, and a lot of soul.”

Geoff Koski - Decatur News Online

"The Bitteroots are a good example of the tradition of featuring local bands, going back to the Indigo Girls on the square decades ago."