Get To Know "Roots Down Below"
In a musical landscape populated with rock, hip-hop, reggae, funk, ska, and R&B artists, what territory can a band claim for its own? Faced with all these possibilities, Roots Down Below, four energetic musicians from the dunes of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have chosen to build their own blend of music from the ground up. Inspired by artists such as Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Sublime, 311, Jimi Hendrix,Wu-Tang and Bad Brains, the group has created a polished mix that incorporates high energy guitar, melodic bass, tight drums, and soulful vocals.
With over 1200 shows under their belt, over 25,5000 hits to their website, 240,000 song plays, and 25,000 MySpace friends, Roots Down Below has cultivated a following of loyal fans who respond to their message of positivity and their energetic showmanship.
The band performs high energetic live performances weekly throughout respected venues. They also tour the Caribbean yearly. Through their dynamic lyrics, RDB confronts worldwide issues by presenting an unbias view that is informative and easy to consume. They encourage their listeners to evaluate one..s lifestyle and daily habits and the effects they have on our world. They believe this reflection is enough to spark the fire inside to empower our generation for positive change.
In January 2010, the group will release their Self titled album, mixed and mastered by industry professional Ronnie Champagne, who has worked with artists such as Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, and Alice in Chains. The album features 18 original tunes, ranging from the Rockers Reggae Style "Crazy",hard-driving civil rights anthem "My Domain" to the evocative, hip-hop style "Hard Way" to the sentimental crowd-favorite "Friends."
Roots Down Below has supported many national acts including: Toots and The Maytals,The Wailers, Rusted Root , Burning Spear, Eek A Mouse, Long Beach Short Bus, Slightly Stoopid,The Streetdogs, Yellow Man, Maxi Priest, Sage Francis, Collie Buddz, Zox, State Radio, Pete francais, Monty Are I, Shootyz Groove, Barrington Levy, Naughty by Nature, Mikey Dread, Entrain and even backed reggae legend Yami Bolo.Roots Down Below will be touring with The Expendables for the WinterBlackout Tour 2010.