"I've really enjoyed
listening to this band." - José Feliciano
(3/17/13 at Smokin With Chris - Southington,
WR Band Shows
WR Duo (Taylor, McKeeman) @ Bill's Seafood ...................................................3:30-7:00 3/30/13 - WR Trio (Taylor, McKeeman, Pickett)
@ Smokin With Chris ........................ 8:30
3/30/13 - WR Duo (Taylor, McKeeman) @ the Old Dublin ........................ 8:30
The Wandering Roots Trio
(Shawn Taylor, Jim
McKeeman, Chris D'Amato)
With National Steel slide, country finger-picking, harmonica,
hot metamorphic flat picking, rich harmonies, deep soul stirring gritty vocals, poetic blue collar verse and comfortable grooves;
the Wandering Roots Trio ooze American roots, with a fresh, new, original, old, familiar, sound.
Taylor and Mckeeman have been working together for over a decade, and it shows in their rich vocal
harmonies and seasoned guitar interweaving of two vastly different styles. And D'Amato can play around anyone and always add
without getting in the way of the song. He's a true tone master and a strong slide player and leads several songs a set, drawing
from his own original and standard country blues songs.
Americana with wandering roots.
Quartet, quintet & counting...
Roots is esentialy a musical 'tribe' that's grown around Taylor's body of original songs and fresh 'Americana' retakes.
Like the roots of the music they play, the cast of charecters are also wanderers by nature, alowing the songs and sound to
grow in diferent directions over time. Our counrty was born of wandering roots. Our music is born of wandering roots.
Taylor (Guitar, vocals, harmonica, songwriter, bandleader)
(acoustic & electric guitar, harmony vocals)
(National Steel Slide guitar, acoustic & electric guitar, vocals)
(Drums & Percusion)
Bobby Pickett (fiddle, lap steel, Uke, vocals,
Paul Opalach (Recording engineer & bass)
Lee Anne-Lovelace (vocals
Nathan Bontrager (Cello on "Home")
John Lebel (bass)
Billy Bileca (bass
on "FREE" & "WR")
Jonathan Lichtig (Drums
on "FREE" & "WR")
|WR McKeeman, Lovelace, Taylor