Root Hog

Root Hog

 West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Our own mix of 60's psychedelic rock, blues and roots music that we like to call Cosmic Americana.


Root Hog's sound can best be defined as 'Cosmic Americana', a term coined to represent key elements of American roots music forms and psychedelic rock & roll twisted together and packaged in a no-frills and honest manner. The band is dedicated to reviving live original music for everyone that can give their audiences that “feel-good” vibe that tingles from your head to your toes and brings a smile to your face. In only one short year Root Hog has taken big steps finishing a full length album and completing two Midwest tours playing local hot spots like Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI, Goose Island Brewery in Wrigleyville and The Mousetrap in Indianapolis, IN and even landing a monthly gig in Chicago at Alive One (famous for their "all live jukebox"). Getting in front of new faces as often as possible has helped earn Root Hog a growing Midwest fan base that will continue to grow with the band's stern view towards constant performances, improvisation and the communication that can only happen with a live audience. "Work or Fail" is one interpretation of the phrase "Root Hog or Die", which the band took it's name from, that sums up the ethic and attitude that this Indiana group progresses under.


Root Hog-Self titled release 9/19/09

Set List

We have 20 originals and 25 covers. We can play a electric set or acoustic depending on the venue. Some of our covers include:

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed-The Allman Brothers Band and Willin-Little Feat

We usually play an hour to hour an half set and our song list now has around 4 1/2 hours of solid music.