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Root Doctor Featuring Freddie Cunningham

Root Doctor Featuring Freddie Cunningham

Blues / R&B / soul Lansing, MI  US
Louisiana Bound
Louisiana Bound
Pay the Rent
Pay the Rent
Bring it Back
Bring it Back
Set Me Free
Set Me Free
Rear View Sight
Rear View Sight


  • Sat

    Jun 6

    Lansing, MI, US | 6:00pm

    We always have a great time on the Princess. Hope to see you there!

  • 2015

    May 30

    Lansing Charter Twp, MI, US | 8:00pm
  • 2015

    May 9

    Grand Rapids, MI, US | 8:00pm
  • 2015

    Apr 10

    Grand Rapids, MI, US | 4:00pm

    Root Doctor featuring Freddie Cunningham

  • 2014

    Nov 21

    Grand Rapids, MI, US | 9:00pm

    This is a great intimate venue to check out your favorite bands. Good food, fun atmosphere.


"Dark Eyes" September 17, 2011


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  • Mo Hoffmeyer (Artist)
    Mo Hoffmeyer
    My dad is a Lansing Everett grad, and has always been a huge fan of Root Doctor. I really enjoy your music as well. Hope to hear you live sometime when we are back in town!
  • Mauricio Pedrosa (Artist)
    Mauricio Pedrosa
    Delicious blues and r&b!
  • Budd Zunga (Artist)
    Budd Zunga
    Beyond EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jeff Crew - APRA Member - (Artist)
    Jeff Crew - APRA Member -
    Stopping by to show my support. Great songs on your profile, Keep up the great work, - JC
  • Ecologyngle (Artist)
    🎹 Pay The Rent 🎸coolest blues lives here!!! Lots luv * Patricia
  • Dread Blues Band (Artist)
    Dread Blues Band
    Yes mon! The real Blues! Good vibes here! - Dread blues Band® -


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Sounds Like: Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo', Temptations, Steve wonder the big

Label: RD Records

Bio: Root Doctor, born of the fertile Lansing, Michigan music community, had its humble beginnings in the open mic scene of the late 1980s. The deeply rooted, soulful connection shared by founding members Freddie Cunningham (lead vocals) and James Williams (bass guitar & vocals) anchors the band's sou...See Full Bio

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Freddie Cunningham





“As a veteran, award-winning Michigan blues outfit, singer Freddie Cunningham and Lansing’s Root Doctor have established a solid reputation for their engaging live shows. But with “New Attitude,” recorded and mastered by respected producer Glenn Brown at East Lansings’ GBP Studios, the band also sets a new high watermark for its studio work, generating blues sparks on originals – many of them written by Lisa Bonotto and keybord player Mike Skory – that ooze buckets of soul. From the classic blues vibe of “Pay the Rent” to the horn- and guitar-saturated “The Other Way” to the Cajun flavors of “Louisiana Bound,” Skory, guitarist Bill Malone, bassist James Williams, drummer Bob Gardner and a host of special guests add just the right touches to Cunningham’s vintage vocals.”

— John Sinkevics, Grand Rapids Press

Recent Blogs

Root Doctor Releases a new Album, JOY!
Oct 9, 2011

We are thrilled with our new album (September 2011). It is currently playing nat... [more]


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