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recent recording featured in Big City Blues Magazine!!
Also SUBSCRIBERS to BigCityBluesMag get a blues CD Sampler #30 that includes tracks from Sol Roots , Mud Morganfield , Wee Willie Walker , Dave Fields , Jose Ramirez Music , Big Chief Monk Boudreaux , Peter Veteska , Brad Vickers , & many more!!!
We are honored our live recording of “Queen Bee” is included in this issues CD Sampler!!!! It’s a tribute to some of our influences, including maestro Taj Mahal & especially his trio with superb bassist Bill Rich, and incredible drummer Kester Smith
BigCityBluesMag is a fantastic bimonthly blues music guide that keeps you in touch with the national blues scene with in-depth articles, interviews, great photographs and album reviews.
Please keep supporting independent musicians, magazines, radio stations, venues, and your local music community. These times have been brutual on most everyone in the music scene. Build up each other however you can.

The legendary JV’s has not only has been showcasing some of the best in national and regional blues, rock, soul, rockabilly music for decades. They have also been helping feed the homeless, firefighters, EMS first responders, full-time musicians, and more (every single day!) since early 2020. Please stop by and support this wonderful venue anytime you can.
Social Distance Show, All safety measures in place

Fri March 19

Sol Roots

band (w special guest

Matt Kelley


“Sol Roots tears out raw funk, deep blues, greasy soul, energetic rock, and more….”

“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!” –

Bobby Radcliff

“…a stunning young guitarist-singer…” –

Washington Post
Photo credits: Choice Photography, Phrazz, &
Wow!!! We’re thankful for these WAMMIE NOMINATIONS in 2021!!! (in the Blues, Funk, and Rock categories)

Our most recent EP release was “Live at

The Hamilton

” that showcased a crossroads of funk, blues, soul, and rock – also with special guests New Orleans funk drummer

Eddie Christmas

, and blues harmonica legend

Phil Wiggins

. In 2020 we also released an acoustic blues track with special guest Phil Wiggins and bass maestro

Andreas Holmstrom

and funky drummer

Scott Rabino
The Washington Area Music Awards, also known as “The Wammies,” is a 32 year old award show that celebrates DC area artists and musicians.
Please support The Wammies and the whole local DC music scene however you can.
It’s awesome to see many of our friends nominated as well – much love to the whole DC music community!
You can enter your VOTE at
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our new acoustic blues single “Work It For Me” (feat. harmonica master

Phil Wiggins

) is featured in a

Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine

‘s 25 yr anniversary issue. (Aug/Sept 2020)

CD Sampler includes

Bobby Rush

, bro

Dave Keyes

, DION (w

John Hammond

, Rory Block),

Linsey Alexander


Jose Ramirez Music


Dave Fields


Tony Holiday


Laura Green

& many more.

This issue has a feature article on

Toronzo Cannon

and much more!!

Big City Blues Magazine puts out a series of quality music samplers that are ONLY available with a subscription to the magazine “a Rhythm & Blues magazine with world-wide distribution. A bi-monthly music guide that keeps you in touch with the national blues scene. In-depth articles, interviews, photographs and album reviews”

Sol Roots is proud to be a “Next Generation”

Music Maker Relief Foundation

artist and a

Home Grown Music Network


much love to Big City Blues Magazine family!!

photo credit:

Josh Brick Graphics


new recording:

Sol Roots

“Live at

The Hamilton

” with guests New Orleans drum master

Eddie Christmas

& harmonica legend

Phil Wiggins

. 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…” –

Home Grown Music Network

“…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…” –

The Jamwich


A look ahead: Fri Aug 16 Chubby Carrier w/ Sol Roots at The Hamilton Live DC

“Chubby Carrier is undeniably The World’s Premier Zydeco Showman” – JamBase

“Sol Roots performs a blend of New Orleans funk, deep blues, greasy soul, and hypnotic rhythms”

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A look ahead: SUNDAY JULY 21 on historic U St in DC – Sol Roots band w special guest, world renowned saxophonist Ron Holloway (Dizzy GillespieGov’t MuleTedeschi Trucks BandLittle 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

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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 HolmstromVictor ChaseMike Pryor, Joe Anderson, Joseph BrothertonTJ TurqmanRussell RodgersScott RabinoPaul DudleySteve WolfRon HollowayMary LankfordDan SteeleEric PreterrePhil WigginsLinwood TaylorClarence Turner, Danny Blew, Liz, Barry BradyAndre ThomasMatt KelleyKareem 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

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Fri March 29/ Vendredi 29 Mars – Sol Roots performs as a feature act with a talented group of international musicians in Festival Jazz in Mars in Bois-GuillaumeFrance.

“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

Sol Roots is proud to be an official “Next Generation” Music Maker Relief Foundation artist and a Home Grown Music Network artist.

Photo credit: Ari Strauss Photography &

France Culture Jazz In Paris Rouen, France France Musique

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Sol Roots – Festival Jazz In Mars – Bois-Guillaume, France
Vendredi 29 mars 2019 à 20:00

TUESDAY Jan 29 Sol Roots band at legendary JV’s in Northern VA with guest Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner #funk #soul #rock #blues

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

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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

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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 PennDylan LockeJaniah AllenJoringel Nmn Starchild & more special guests !!

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“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 McGeeCalexicoThe Orange ConstantHunter & The Dirty JacksBonnie BlueEthan TuckerKeaton SimonsCaitlyn SmithThe Dead Set Fun NuggetsHigher Education , Crowd Company

the tune “Forgiveness” features the super solid drummer bro Scott Rabino, the ba

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