Root Hog
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Root Hog

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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"Root Hog"

The PMG played their final show at moe. down 2008. Leaving many to wonder where will the trio end up? Former founder of the PMG, Pat McClimans turned a page with his new group Root Hog. They combine the raw awesome rock sound of the PMG with a new roots sound backed by a strong element of blues.

Pat has been playing music for 20 years now and he says " He is even more excited to unleash Root Hog to his fans." Pat has played with some great acts over the years including moe.,Family Groove Company, The Macpodz, Ha Ha The Moose & The Hue.

Pat will continue introducing his new band, Root Hog, to the mid west while they begin recording their first album set for a release in the fall of 2009. - Mr. Nice Guy Productions

"2009 Taste Of Tippecanoe" - WLFI TV 18

"Two Night Stand" - Journal & Courier

"Lafayette Brewing Company show" - Purdue Exponent


Root Hog-Self titled release 9/19/09



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.