Fri March 19
band (w special guest
“Matt Kelley’s guitar playing draws from the the past masters of the instrument, & displays a newer, lean & taught virtuosity. Try to catch him in action and revel in the fireworks!” –
“…a stunning young guitarist-singer…” –
Our most recent EP release was “Live at
” that showcased a crossroads of funk, blues, soul, and rock – also with special guests New Orleans funk drummer
, and blues harmonica legend
. In 2020 we also released an acoustic blues track with special guest Phil Wiggins and bass maestro
and funky drummer
our new acoustic blues single “Work It For Me” (feat. harmonica master
) is featured in a
‘s 25 yr anniversary issue. (Aug/Sept 2020)
CD Sampler includes
, DION (w
, Rory Block),
& many more.
This issue has a feature article on
and much more!!
Sol Roots is proud to be a “Next Generation”
artist and a
” with guests New Orleans drum master
& harmonica legend
. This was recorded live in Feb 2020 right before the whole world went crazy. Profits are split between the musicians. Your support helps out immensely. Please spread the word!!
“…an energetic romp, full of soulful guitar and wailing harmonica…an enticing blend of funk, jam, roots and blues that prove light-hear…
an energetic romp, full of soulful guitar and wailing harmonica…an enticing blend of funk, jam, roots and blues that prove light-hearted and fun, while also being soulful and sincere…” –
“…This recording is as real and raw as they come. There aren’t any bells or whistles; just nose to the grindstone tunes that pass the head bob test at every turn…tight musicianship and lyrics that tug at the soul strings…” –
A look ahead: SUNDAY JULY 21 on historic U St in DC – Sol Roots band w special guest, world renowned saxophonist Ron Holloway (Dizzy Gillespie, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Little Feat)! “Upbeat jazz, raw funk, greasy soul, deep blues, and hypnotic grooves”
Ron Holloway is one of the busiest tenor saxophonists on today’s music scene in any genre! Recently, Ron toured extensively with The Warren Haynes Band, in support of two critically acclaimed releases on the Stax Reco…
Heard that the Sol Roots band won “Best Blues Act/Group” for the new WAMMIES (Washington Area Music Awards)!!! Much love & respect to ALL the artists recognized & ALL artists involved & ones that will become involved in the coming years, music fans & industry judges, & I know the new WAMMIES will only get better & more diverse & more full as The MusicianShip family takes over.
The awards show is TONIGHT – still in France on short tour –
much love especially to a crew of badass musicians that make it happen, make alot of acts really top notch, that I’ve called on recently, and are family: Andreas Holmstrom, Victor Chase, Mike Pryor, Joe Anderson, Joseph Brotherton, TJ Turqman, Russell Rodgers, Scott Rabino, Paul Dudley, Steve Wolf, Ron Holloway, Mary Lankford, Dan Steele, Eric Preterre, Phil Wiggins, Linwood Taylor, Clarence Turner, Danny Blew, Liz, Barry Brady, Andre Thomas, Matt Kelley, Kareem Walkes much love to all the DC music family
About The Wammies:
“D.C. is the beneficiary of world-class music creatives who enrich and inspire millions of people around the world. In an effort to celebrate, honor, and uplift these creative heroes, The MusicianShip, supported by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, has undertaken the critical task of preserving The Wammie Awards. The Wammie Awards is a 31-year-old award show aimed at recognizing DC-area artists and musicians for their artistic works. We will re-introduce this storied community event, upholding its values, while infusing it with meaningful
innovations and a contemporary flare that includes, and enriches, a diverse audience of art enthusiasts.”
Get involved at
And ain’t nobody “better” than anyone else – its all just different flavors – it is nice to know somebody appreciates your flavor – I love most all of ’em – one love to everybody
“Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer” – JamBase. Sol has toured the world with many jazz, blues, roots, and funk musicians as a part of Music Maker Revue.
“Irene Jalenti is an international jazz vocalist and educator. Her uniquely rich and deep tone has charmed audiences in the US and Europe”
Des artistes tout droit venus des Etats-Unis animeront cette soirée dans une ambiance jazz intimiste et soul-blues.
Irene JALENTI, chanteuse américaine, d’origine italienne envoûtera la scène de son timbre profond, sa passion et sa créativité.
Puis Sol ROOTS, talentueux musicien américain, guitariste-chanteur soul à l’influence noire-américaine accompagnera le groupe de musiciens menés par Eric Preterre.
Composé pour l’occasion, le groupe franco-américain inédit réunira
Photo credit: Ari Strauss Photography &
About our friend Clarence “Bluesman” Turner:
“infectious, rhythmic, gritty, and soulful feeling”
“A new generation of Washington DC musicians is also beginning to wow crowds… Clarence Turner has been attracting attention…” – Washingtonian
TONIGHT Tuesday Oct 30! Special show at the legendary JVs in Falls Church, Virginia!!
Sol Roots with guest Tom Principato!! Energetic rock, deep blues, groovin R&B, heartfelt soul & more. With bass maestro Andreas Holmstrom & deep pocket drummer Victor Chase and a few other special guests.
Tom is a true guitar wizard, fantastic songwriter, & blues music champion – we’re happy to have him join us tonight. We both had recordings put out on an album together on the French record…
Virginia family !!! This SATURDAY July 14 !!
“Sat July 14 Sol Roots & the VA AllStars at Martin’s Downtown in Roanoke, Virginia !!
Greasy funk, energetic rock, raw soul, deep blues….
with a crew of amazing musicians that have worked with Dead Reckoning, Yams From Outer Space, the KIND, Jah Works, Music Road Co, Alliens and more!! Including King George Penn, Dylan Locke, Janiah Allen, Joringel Nmn Starchild & more special guests !!
“Forgiveness”- a new Sol Roots band recording – featuring harmonica master Phil Wiggins, has been picked up to be on Relix Magazine ‘s Sampler for the March/April issue!! Check out all the great acts featured: Umphrey’s McGee, Calexico, The Orange Constant, Hunter & The Dirty Jacks, Bonnie Blue, Ethan Tucker, Keaton Simons, Caitlyn Smith, The Dead Set Fun Nuggets, Higher Education , Crowd Company
the tune “Forgiveness” features the super solid drummer bro Scott Rabino, the ba…