Thursdays on First !
June 14th Rochester MN
Peace Plaza Stage

Thursdays on First ! June 14th Rochester MN Peace Plaza Stage

Root River Jam will take you into the clouds and beyond with incredible instrumentals and joyous singing that's downright fun to hear.”

— Jeff Hansel Music Blogger

Filmed on location at Mayowood Road  bridge Rochester MN.

"Louisiana Saturday Night"  Songwriter Bob McDill 

Thanks Evan Bonde for the video production!

 

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Root River Jam is a cross genre "Americana" group based in SE MN. Their original music includes styles from folk, country, rock, blues, Celtic, and jazz.

Singer / guitarist Dave Wilson melds his life experiences into song. Growing up the son of a veterinarian on a farm near Preston, MN. He helped his dad out on many farms throughout the region. His mother taught Dave and his siblings to play piano, and to sing melody and harmony. Picking up the guitar from his brother, He started writing music during his middle school years and composing songs with an ear for traditional and nontraditional chordings and melodies.

The band of "Jammers" includes, Upright bass: Blake Bonde a graduate of the U of M masters in musical performance. He adds a variety of style and nuance to the bands sound. Drums: Miles Johnston, a well known jazz drummer around the area. Playing dynamic rythym lines, Miles gives the music life and breath.  Fiddle: Charlie Burket has played fiddle since an early age and has progressed to be one of the area's most talented fiddlers'. He plays sweet melody lines allowing Root River Jam to explore a more classical side to their music. Since Charlie has several projects going on We also have on filling in on fiddle: Charlotte Matis Who brings great violin, fiddling and harmonies to our sound. Charlotte is a well known teacher, musician, and music store owner in the Twin Cities area.

Audiences are drawn to our sound and instantly connect with expressive melodies, improvisation, and interaction. Recalling the "jams" of the past and renewing the dreams of the future! 

Root River Jam 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 a breakout year and one of transition. While still playing their favorites places, they are seeking to play new shows at festivals and music events. 

A 2018 goal is to record their new music and travel to new horizons. We Hope to see you at a show!

Previous events

Mar23

Root River Jam with Thomas and the Shakes and Jason McKenzie

Eagles Club, 917 15th Ave SE, Rochester MN 55904

Your favorite local bands perform a Local Music Show! Jason Mckenzie and friends start the night out at 7pm with their acoustic show. Thomas and the Shakes keep the music going at 8pm ! They are sure to get your toes tapping! Root River Jam will have you dancing through the end of the night, with their high energy jams ! Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door. get yours now. Doors open at 6pm There will be a full bar. The bands will have their merchandise for sale so you can take home your favorite gear!


For booking call Dave at 507.273.1710
or email: rootriverjam@gmail.com

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