Roxy Roca

Roxy Roca

"I'm on a mission from God," Taye Cannon deadpanned before breaking into laughter. "Well, maybe not exactly, but it kinda felt that way at first, and it still does sometimes."

Ok, so the Blues Brothers reference is a little cringe-worthy, but it's an apt description for the path Cannon traveled assembling Austin-based ROXY ROCA, although the Blues Brothers story starts off in jail, and Taye's starts in, well, Alabama. Close enough.

"I grew up in the deep south immersed in my dad's music — Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, James... more