Latest The Roots Articles
- The Roots, Common, Brittany Howard, Gary Clark Jr. & Others To Perform At The Concert For Peace & Justice
The Roots, Common, Brittany Howard, Gary Clark Jr. and several others will come together on April 27 for The Concert for Peace and Justice.
Not only will this year’s Roots Picnic feature a Music Stage, but it will also host a Podcast Stage and Lifestyle Stage.
Okeechobee organizers have revealed the impressive ‘PoWoW!’ Superjam lineup for this year’s music festival as well as lineup additions.
Late vocalist Sharon Jones will be honored with a tribute performance featuring The Dap-Kings and ‘The Tonight Show’ house band The Roots.
Watch The Roots and vocalist Bilal perform a ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ for NPR Music.
Watch the Houston Choir and The Roots performing Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me” on last night’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’
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Latest The Roots Setlist
The Roots at Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre
- The Seed (2.0)
- Jungle Boogie
- Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)
- Sweet Child O' Mine
About The Roots
The Roots are the influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia-based band — described by Rolling Stone as “one of the greatest live acts in the world” and by the Boston Globe as the “greatest hip-hop band in the land”. The band has paved the way for live instrumental rap and has won numerous awards for its jazz-influenced, eclectic approach to hip-hop, including two Grammy’s and a 2007 NAACP Image Award.
Since their debut album “Organix” in 1993, The Roots have developed a diverse fan base and have played such notable venues as NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, Lollapalooza, Montreux Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater, performing over 200 shows annually. The Roots have hosted the highly anticipated Jam Session, which takes place each year the evening before the Grammys. Their music has been heard in numerous television shows, video games and movies such as Entourage, Project Gotham Racing 4, and Super Bad. “Illadelph Halflife,” the follow up to the band’s first major-label release, “Do You Want More?!!!??!,” reached the Top 40 on Billboard’s album chart and the top five on the rap charts with their single “Clones.” Their 1999 release “Things Fall Apart” reached No. 4 on the Billboard chart and 2004’s “The Tipping Point” debuted in the same position.
The Roots’ lineup includes original members rapper/MC Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drums), who met in 1987 and were classmates at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts. They later added Owen Biddle (bass), James “Kamal” Gray (keyboard), Frank “Knuckles” Walker (percussion), Kirk “Captain Kirk” Douglas (guitar) and Damen “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson (saxophone), James Poyser.
Phish’s Curveball festival has been cancelled.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra added a second leg to their 2018 Fall Tour and revealed details of this year’s Cosmic New Year’s Run.
One of the world’s greatest singers, Aretha Franklin, has died at age 76.
Contributor Erika Rasmussen chatted with drummer Todd Nance about his current Todd Nance & Friends project and more.
‘Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit For Voter Participation’ will feature Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends.