“Sol's playing has been described as “musical glue," holding together many grooves and personalities. He has backed up legendary artists like Taj Mahal and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, opened for Robert Randolph, Wood Brothers, and has played with more obscure artists who have had unique perspectives and sounds. Though it all, he has learned many valuable lessons and is still able to hold on to the one thing that ties us all spiritually to one another — music.”- Jeff Reid - The Beat Magazine
On Friday July 13 the Sol Roots trio performs at JV's in Falls Church VA! (located at 6666 Arlington Blvd) This group features guitarist and vocalist Sol, with drummer extraordinaire Deren Blessman (Mary Ann Redmond, Fatskeys), and tasteful bassist Andreas Holmstrom (who has also worked with Adam Smirnoff of Lettuce/ Robert Randolph). Also some additional blues guests from will probably stop by as well!
JVs is a classic roadhouse venue that showcases high quality DC area blues, rockabilly and rock performers on a regular basis. JV's showcases music every night of the week. Also the venue features some tasty homecookin' for music fans to enjoy while they listen to some great grooves!
Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer who has toured around the world with many roots, funk, and blues legends. Sol and his band create a unique blend of energetic rock, raw blues, reggae, and funk, all delivered with deep soul.
Sol has performed at many premier festivals and venues across the east coast US, and he and his band have co-billed with Soulive, Eric Lindell, Walter Wolfman Washington, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Wood Brothers, Jackie Greene, and more.
Paying homage to the greats, Sol seeks to push musical boundaries and bring Roots Music to a new generation of listeners.
Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network artist!
“The song “Rough Catfish” plants the listener firmly back in the barrens of the Mississippi Delta, as Sol howls like a man possessed. Think of Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” fused with Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun,” and you get some indication of what this song “feels” like. Tall comparison, I know, but this song, with its wonderful use of mood, proves worthy of the distinction.”- Evan Wade, Home Grown Music Network
"a heavy groove! Sol tears out funk, blues, and rock, delivered with deep soul" - T. Duffy, President- Music Maker Relief Foundation
NC Blues Show Review
Sol Roots at Steppin Out Festival