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"Here's what folks are saying about RiYeN RoOtS"

"I KNOW YOUR HEART IS INTO IT...SO I'M SURE YOU'LL MAKE IT IN THIS BUISINESS...JUST KEEP GOING PLAYING THEM BLUES YOU'LL DO FINE."
DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS~ DELTA BLUES LEGEND 4/16/08

"KEEP IT UP, I LOVE YOUR TUNES ! A.D.G. "
ARLO GUTHRIE 2007

"YOU WILL DO IT..JUST TREAT EVERY SHOW LIKE IT'S THE BIGGEST GIG EVER...ALWAYS PLAY 100% FOR YOUR AUDIENCE AND YOU'LL DO WELL."
B.B KING IN PERSON FEB. 07'

"THANKS FOR KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE RIYEN,WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU ON OUR ANNUAL BLUES JAM IN MAY...YOU ARE A BLUES AMBASSADOR."
STEVEN JOHNSON (Grandson of Robert Johnson)

"Thanks for the kind words and support Riyen. Thanks for keeping the blues alive....All the Best John" 8/15/07
JOHN HAMMOND JR.

OPENED FOR JOHN LEE HOOKER JR.IN NORFOLK,VA SEPT 29th 2007////"RiYeN RoOtS IS THE FUNKIEST BAND TO EVER OPEN A SHOW FOR US..KEEP YOUR EYE ON THESE GUYS". -
JOHN LEE HOOKER JR.

"Thanks for keeping it blues Riyen Roots.."
OFFICIAL LEADBELLY PAGE NOV.2007

"Looking forward to seeing you play again around town..."
ARTIMUS PYLE of LYNYRD SKYNYRD 12/27/2008

"RIYEN ROOTS MUSIC SOUNDS LIKE IF DAYS OF THE NEW HAD KEB' MO' FOR A SINGER...VERY COOL STUFF...I'LL BE WATCHING THIS GUY."
JOE BONNAMASSA 2007

"I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU PERFORM,MAY BE WHEN I GET BACK FROM MY AUSTRAILIAN LEG OF THE TOUR.I'M SURE IT WILL BE A GREAT LISTEN...BEST WISHES TO YOU RIYEN."
FIONA BOYES.

"MAY ALL YOUR BLUES BE ON THE RADIO"
BIG D AT 90.7 WWOZ LOUISIANA

"Music to my ears"
MIKE DOLLINS (Blues HOF member) AUG 2008

'RiYeN RoOtS IS KEEP THE BLUES ALIVE."
KIM SIMMONS Of SAVOY BROWN 2007

"THIS KID IS SPECIAL,WATCH HIM AS HE GROWS UP"
PATTY LABELLE March of Dimes Atlantic City 1988

"TO RiYeN RoOtS ,I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST...YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR HEART AND MUSIC INTO."
PERCY SLEDGE ~ SOUL/R&B LEGEND Va Beach 2008

"A GREAT TALENT..GREAT SONGWRITING."
Ed Lang WRRW 100.9 FM

“I REALLY DIG YOUR STYLE YO,BLUES RIGHT?..VERY COOL”
SLICK RICK (HIP-HOP LEGEND) Va Beach 2007

"COOL VIBE,WE REALLY DIG YOUR MUSIC"
ROCCO DELUCA AND THE BURDEN Norfolk,VA 2007

"A RISING FORCE IN THE FUTURE OF THIS ART FORM !"
BY BRICK MAGAZINE MAY 2007

2007 "BEST ACOUSTIC /FOLK/BLUES ARTIST" NOMINEE
BY PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 2007

"A REAL DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH"
AS DESCRIBED BY THE POUR HOUSE RALIEGH,NC

"YOUR A COOL CAT BROTHER...YOU'LL MAKE IT...I AIN'T EASY BUT I THINK YOU GOT IT MAN."
LIL' ED of LIL' ED & THE IMPERIALS

"JUST KEEP AT IT...I'LL CHECK YOU OUT IF I'M IN TOWN WHEN YOUR PLAYING."
BRUCE HORNSBY

"JAH BLESS YOU ALWAYS RIYEN ROOTS."
JIMMY CLIFF ~ REGGAE LEGEND

MARCH 2007 FEATURED ARTIST ON
93.7 BOB FM NORFOLK,VA

"VERY COOL MUSIC BROTHER..WE'RE PASSING THE TORCH TO YOU"
SEVEN MARY THREE 2007

"AWESOME...OLD SCHOOL BLUES WITH A TWIST..THANKS FOR OPENING UP FOR US"
BRETT SCALLIONS (OF FUEL) at The Continential NYC,NY 2006

"I'LL GET IT ON THE AIR A.S.A.P."
BRIAN "DOC" SPENCER OF KNUV 91.5 FM LAS VEGAS


FEATURED ARTIST ON HAMPTONROADS.TV
AIRED MAY 15th 2007

"WE'RE KEEPING OUR EYES ON YOU MAN..THANKS AGAIN FOR THE BACK LINE EQUIPMENT."
THE DRIFTERS (Of Motown fame) VA Beach,VA AUG 3rd 2007

FEATURD ARTIST IN THE VIRGINIA PILOT NEWSPAPER
MAY 25th 2007

"GREAT SHARING THE STAGE WITH YOU"
DEXTER ROMWEBBER OF FLAT DUO JETS

“Man you are playing some very cool shows my man.....well done.....”
Barry Marshall-Everitt (HOUSE OF MERCY~LONDON)


"GOTTA WATER THEM ROOTS SO THEY CAN GROW BROTHER,SEE YOU IN L.A."
RENY of SIDE STREET RENY

"BE TRUE TO YOUR MUSIC AND PUT YOUR FAMILY FIRST,FAMILY & MUSIC..YEAH MON..JAH BLESSINGS."
STEPHEN MARLEY~SON OF REGGAE LEGEND BOB MARLEY

"GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR MUSIC RIYEN,YOUR SO SWEET,SEE YOU AROUND GUYTHANK YOU."
CHAN MARSHALL aka CAT POWER Norfolk,VA 2007

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH
LINK MAGAZINE June 2008

"I REALLY LOVED YOUR SETS, AND LOOK FORWARD TO FUTURE SHOWS HERE."
BOB HINKLE owner of THE WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN & ETTA JAMES MANAGER

"MR. RIYEN. I WAS CHECKING OUT THE SOUNDS MAN! GREAT STUFF BRO.I LOOK FORWARD TO PLAYING WITH YOU THIS SPRING, YOU ARE A TRUE FRIEND.KEEP IT BLUES BABY!"
MUD MORGANFIELD - SON OF MUDDY WATERS

"THANKS FOR THE CD....GOOD LUCK TO YOU ON YOUR SHOWS...SURE I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN."
BOB MARGOILN (MUDDY WATERS GUITARIST)

"I REALLY LIKE YOUR MUSIC RIYEN,VERY COOL RHYTHEMS" REMY KABAKA (PERCUSSIONIST FOR THE ROLLING STONES)

- MISC


Discography

It's Time : The Acoustic Sessions 2007 ~ Born Blue 2008 ~ Live At The White Horse Black Mountain 2008

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Bio

From the music rich mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.RiYeN RoOtS is the future of singer-songwriter outlaw counrty/blues/roots music.
Giving us raw uncut truth through his music, time and time again. He invities us to take a look at ourselves and the everchanging world around us.
Following in the footsteps of those who have found a way to change the way society thinks about topical issues through his "old timey topical country blues songs",touching on peace,love,freedom,equality,the pursuit of enlightenment, and those good old blues we all feel from time to time.
All the while taking roots music to another place, with unique rhythems of truly original songs.
From the roots to the fruits...RiYeN RoOtS is keeping the real music alive, one show at a time...Currently working on booking 2009-2010 Tour, and finishing up a new cd in the studio with his new band RiYeN RoOtS & ThE FaMiLy TrEe BaNd