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Jul
03
Deadroots @ East Moline Fireworks Celebration

East Moline, Illinois, USA

East Moline, Illinois, USA

Jun
21
Deadroots @ Bent River Brewing Co.

Moline, Illinois, USA

Moline, Illinois, USA

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On the Web site for the Midwestern rockers of Deadroots - playing the Bent River Brewing Company on December 29 - you can find a list of artists whose songs the band routinely covers, a motley crew that includes Tenacious D, Spinal Tap, Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem, and Little Shop of Horrors' man-eating plant, Audrey II.

Damn, but I wish I had run across this information sooner, as I totally would have booked them for the Reader's Christmas party, if only to watch Todd sing along to "Mean Green Mother from Outer Space."

Composed of lead guitarist Josh Long, guitarist Jared Hughes, bassist Steve Braddy, and percussionist John Bechtel, Deadroots has, since 1999, electrified audiences with its fusion of rock, funk, R&B, bluegrass, and jazz, and don't let that aforementioned cover list fool you - the guys also perform more than 30 original numbers, plus original takes on less overtly comedic (and less Muppet-y) acts such as Phish, the Grateful Dead, and Cake.

And not for nothing, but just because Deadroots bills itself as "the most contagious band in the central Midwest," don't think that - after watching them perform - whatever happened to them in that scary-ass photo will necessarily happen to you.

Uh ... right, guys?

For more information on the group, visit (http://www.deadroots.com). - River Cities Reader


On the Web site for the Midwestern rockers of Deadroots - playing the Bent River Brewing Company on December 29 - you can find a list of artists whose songs the band routinely covers, a motley crew that includes Tenacious D, Spinal Tap, Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem, and Little Shop of Horrors' man-eating plant, Audrey II.

Damn, but I wish I had run across this information sooner, as I totally would have booked them for the Reader's Christmas party, if only to watch Todd sing along to "Mean Green Mother from Outer Space."

Composed of lead guitarist Josh Long, guitarist Jared Hughes, bassist Steve Braddy, and percussionist John Bechtel, Deadroots has, since 1999, electrified audiences with its fusion of rock, funk, R&B, bluegrass, and jazz, and don't let that aforementioned cover list fool you - the guys also perform more than 30 original numbers, plus original takes on less overtly comedic (and less Muppet-y) acts such as Phish, the Grateful Dead, and Cake.

And not for nothing, but just because Deadroots bills itself as "the most contagious band in the central Midwest," don't think that - after watching them perform - whatever happened to them in that scary-ass photo will necessarily happen to you.

Uh ... right, guys?

For more information on the group, visit (http://www.deadroots.com). - River Cities Reader


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Free song samples at www.deadroots.com and www.myspace.com/deadroots

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One of the most contagious bands you will hear, Deadroots continues to captivate audiences across the Midwest. Every Deadroot show is a collage of pure excitement integrating elements of Rock, Funk, R & B, Bluegrass, Jam, Jazz, etc. Since it’s creation in 1999, the band has evolved into the core line-up of Steve Braddy, Josh Long, and John Bechtel. Each member has a distinct musical background which is equally integrated into the music making process. Over the years, Deadroots has gained a reputation for its incredibly catchy and well-crafted original tunes as well as its original takes on cover tunes. Since the beginning, Deadroots has been mastering the essence of not being just a band in the moment but, a band that is the moment.