About Through the Roots
Formed in the Summer of 2008, San Diego based band Through the Roots have been covering ground and making waves across the United States, and recently Canda. Fusing rock and electronic elements with a strong roots reggae foundation, Through the Roots have developed a unique sound and experience that captivates audiences during their live performances.
2011 proved to be a very successful year for Through the Roots. The band released the EP “Here to Stay” in the Spring that debuted at #2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart. On top of the EP release, Through the Roots hit the road hard playing over 140 shows in 38 of the nations 50 states. They supported nationally recognized artists such as Iration, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, and The Green on their respective national tours. This all culminated to the band being nominated for and winning Pier Magazine’s award for 2011 Breakout Artist of the Year.
Feeding off of the success seen in 2011, Through the Roots hit the road hard in the first half of 2012 supporting The Expendables on the 2012 Winter Blackout Tour and Tribal Seeds on the 2012 Summer Vibes US/Canada tour Through the Roots has also kept busy developing new material and collaborating with other artists.
In May of 2012, the single “Bigger Than You and Me” was released on the Through the Roots official site as a free download. The track was done in collaboration with PrimaVolta and has received positive feedback on the road. With new music in the works and another tour to be announced soon, be sure to keep up to date with the latest news at the official site: www.throughtheroots.com
Billy Strings will release his sophomore studio album, ‘Home,’ this September and confirmed an extensive fall tour in support of the Rounder Records LP.
Mandolin player Jeff Austin, the former co-founding member of Yonder Mountain String band current Jeff Austin Band leader, has died.
Widespread Panic will return to Mexico with a number of their musical friends for Panic En La Playa Nueve in January.
This Halloween weekend, Umphrey’s McGee will present a “festive surprise” on the 31st in Washington D.C. before heading to Philadelphia.
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard will issue her solo debut album ‘Jaime’ in September and support the LP with a tour. Howard has shared the album’s first single, “History Repeats.”