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Sol Roots

Sol Roots

Rock / Funk / Blues Arlington, VA  US


  • Sun

    Apr 17

    Washington, DC, US | 7:30pm

    New Orleans funk, southern soul, deep blues, roots reggae, Sol Roots Trio Sunday night residency on historic U St Washington DC! 7:30 to 11:30pm, "Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer"- Jambase. special discounts for DC Blues Society and Songwriters Association of Washington card members. Also half price bottle of wine with dinner and rum punch Sunday night specials!

  • Fri

    Apr 8

    Roanoke, VA, US | 9:00pm

    Fri April 8, Sol Roots band returns to perform downtown Roanoke VA at Martin's Downtown! "Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer"- Jambase. Sol Roots is a Home Grown Music Network Band. FUNK SOUL ROCK BLUES Sol Roots has performed around the world with roots, funk, and blues legends, and has been on show bills with Robert Randolph & Family Band, Eric Lindell, Dumpstaphunk, The Wood Brothers, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Jon Cleary, and more.

  • Sun

    Mar 27

    Falls Church, VA, US | 4:00pm

    On Sunday March 27 the Sol Roots band will be at JV’s in Falls Church VA performing a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, upbeat rock, deep blues, and southern soul. Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network artist, and a "Next Generation Electric Blues" Music Maker Relief Foundation artist. JV’s is a classic roadhouse venue that showcases high quality national, regional, and local blues, soul, rockabilly and rock performers. JV’s has been showcasing music every night of the week for decades, and is a fixture in the Washington DC area’s music scene. This year, JV’s has also been renovated to accommodate more music fans, and had a recent wonderful write-up in the Washington Post. Sol Roots is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer who has toured the world with many music legends. Sol and the band create a unique blend of rock, blues, reggae, and raw funk, all delivered with deep soul. Sol Roots has been on bills with Dumpstaphunk, Soulive, The Wood Brothers, Robert Randolph, Booker T Jones, Shemekia Copeland, Eric Lindell, Jon Cleary, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and more. Sol has performed on stage and in the studio with musical heavyweights Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and with the international guitar hero Cool John Ferguson, who he performed with steadily for years. Sol has soaked in much from funk, blues, and soul heroes such as Roy Lee Johnson, Albert White, and Robert Lee Coleman, while touring and gigging with these artists. Sol also created a buzz with his underground blues hiphop album entitled “Volume: Blue,” that carried him overseas to perform these sets live. With a love of Universal Music as the guiding light, Sol steps out on a path with a unique and talented band of musicians. Stop by Falls Church Virginia on Thursday April 9 for heapin’ helpin’ of funk, some greasy blues, butt-boogie-ing rock, and heart-felt soul! “The song “Rough Catfish” plants the listener firmly back in the barrens of the Mississippi Delta, as Sol howls like a man possessed. Think of Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” fused with Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun,” and you get some indication of what this song “feels” like. Tall comparison, I know, but this song, with its wonderful use of mood, proves worthy of the distinction.”- Evan Wade, Home Grown Music Network “a heavy groove! Sol tears out funk, blues, and rock, delivered with deep soul” - T. Duffy, President Music Maker “Sol is an exceptional guitarist & a great musician/songwriter with an extraordinary ability to fit the perfect approach and composition.”- Fred Cannon, a Senior VP at BMI

  • Wed

    Mar 23

    Tamarindo, CR | 4:00pm
  • Fri

    Mar 11

    Washington DC, DC, US | 9:00pm


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  • John Shore Photography - Sol Roots band at The Hamilton


Sounds Like: Eric Lindell, Jon Cleary, JJ Grey & Mofro, Eric Lindell, The Wood Brothers

Label: 9th Floor Music

Bio: www.SolRootsMusic.com

Sol Roots is a fierce guitarist, bassist, and soulful singer who has toured around the world with many roots, funk, and blues legends. Sol and his band create a unique blend of energetic rock, raw blues, reggae, and funk, all delivered with deep soul.

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"The band pulls together funk, soul, blues and reggae elements...Sol uses his right hand fingers, not a pick, to get his bluesy, dirty-sweet solo lines, and he delivers the raw and tasteful in even helpings.... Good Party Music!

— Tad Dickens, Press Review

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