Root River Jam elevates musical improv through the fusion of blues, country, rock, and americana music. Their music draws from the spark of creativity and individuality in each musician, producing songs and sounds that draw you in to their eclectic style!
Root River Jam is promoting their newly released double album “Love is Unity”.
They perform the original music of David Wilson. Growing up the son of a veterinarian, Dave helped his father on many farms within the Root River region of MN. His mother taught Dave and his siblings to play piano and sing melody and harmony. His songwriting combines life's experience of love, learning, and longing, with his love for music. Blake Bonde (Upright Bass) a Rochester native and graduate of the University of MN in musical performance. He adds a broad musical vocabulary from furious pizzicato to lush arco sounds.
Charlotte Matis (Violin/Fiddle/vocals) an established musician, teacher, luthier, and music store owner in the Twin Cities. Her fiddling and vocal skills add an exciting depth to our music.
Miles Johnston (drums/vocals) has a dynamic style and broad musical background bringing rhythmic finesse to their fusion styles. Miles lives just south of the infamous Oak Center General Store near Lake City, MN. He has played with many musicians throughout the region.
The group had their first gig in Lanesboro, MN in 2012. This continues to be a favorite area for the band to play. The venue they first played at appears in the song “Dirty Martini” about a bar upstairs. They released their debut album in March 2017. After a wildly successful release party in Rochester, MN they have been traveling to new destinations promoting their music. 2017 proved to be their breakout year and one of transition towards new roads in their musical journey.
Listeners instantly connect with expressive melodies, improv, and interaction, recalling the " Jams" of the past and renewing the dreams of the future !
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