Sol & Funk Root join Home Grown Music Network a Group of Independent Artists, Venues, and Fans November 15, 2010Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
In November of 2010 Home Grown Music Network welcomed the group Sol & Funk Root to it’s roster. Sol & Funk Root is described as roots rock and funky blues delivered with deep soul. Sol has performed around the world with musical heavyweights.
Home Grown Music Network is a network of independent bands, representatives, venues, stores, fans, and businesses working together to make the independent music scene stronger. This grassroots network of over 75 bands and 400 representatives spreads every publication far & wide. These publications reach customers in all 50 states and many foreign countries including: Italy, Japan, Spain, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland, England, Germany, Belgium, Austrailia, Brazil & more.
In November of 2010 Home Grown Music Network welcomed the group Sol & Funk Root to it’s roster. Sol and his band are described as roots rock and funky blues delivered with deep soul.
Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer who has toured the world with many roots, funk, and blues legends. Sol and his band Funk Root create a unique blend of energetic rock, raw blues, reggae, and way back yonder funk, all delivered with deep soul, performing tasty original tunes and bluesy, greasy jams. Sol & Funk Root have toured across the east coast U.S. at many premier festivals and venues and have been on bills with Jon Cleary, Soulive, The Wood Brothers, Robert Randolph, Jackie Greene, and more.
Sol & Funk Root’s latest CD release “Freedom” includes Sol on guitar and vocals with band members drummer King George (who has worked with Corey Harris, Jah Works), bassist Jake D, and saxophonist Tim Smith (Hobex, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Countdown Quartet), and special appearances by members of reggae jam groups the Seed, and the Alliens.
Evan Wade of Home Grown Music Network commented that “Freedom displays the social consciousness that is at the heart of much roots music.”
“Sol puts soul into his guitar…everytime! With a screaming blues-funk sound and a tight rhythm section- you can’t help but to move your feet!” declared the founder and organizer of the popular east coast US music festival Floydfest.
“Sol is an exceptional guitarist & a wonderful spirit…with an extraordinary ability to fit the perfect approach and composition” commented Fred Cannon, who is a Senior Vice President at BMI.
Other bands on the Home Grown Music Network roster include: The New Mastersounds, Garaj Mahal, Keller Williams, Lubriphonic, The Bridge, Papa Grows Funk, Tim Reynolds, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Zach Deputy, Sim Redmond Band, Lotus, and many more.