Roots and Rhythm

at The Adobe Bar

April 19, 2013 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Time: 6:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 4:30pm     Ages: All Ages    
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ROOTS & RHYTHM plays blues, jazz, soul, & funk featuring the soulful guitar & vocals of James Speiser, sultry sax of Pattie Melt, Mikey Smith keys, John Grigsby upright and electric bass, & Matt Amundson drums.

James Speiser, front-man of Roots and Rhythm, started his music career in Denver clubs and streets over 20 years ago.
He traveled to Austin, TX to perform in and put together outdoor concerts with the best musicians in that hotbed scene.
After several years there James struck out to San Francisco and played famous clubs like the
world famous Jazz Bistro with the late B.J. Papa.

He has gained the respect of the best musicians in Denver's vibrant music scene and now
works with them in his own group Roots & Rhythm.

James Speiser built the band Roots & Rhythm on his authentic and original style of
swing blues, New Orleans funk using jazzy unison lines on the guitar with his voice.
He founded the band with gritty, soulful and sophisticated old school tenor sax player
Pattie Melt. There is a unique a deep chemistry between them that evokes a deep and
soulful sound. They have teamed up with one of the truly best upright bass players in
the US, John Grigsby. He has done multiple world tours with Tel Arc artist Otis Taylor.
On the drums is Denver's A-list favorite, Matt Amundson. They are rhythm section that
delivers the goods every time with fabulous style.

James Speiser has performed with:
Lionel Young (Two-time Winner International Blues Challenge of Memphis),
Creighton Holley (Former frontman of Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, world-touring act)
Ronnie Shellist (opened for BB King twice),
Mark Bell (played with Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughn and many greats of R&B)
Frannk Terry (Warner Brothers Artist),

Every Sunday at the Sheraton Hotel Denver's Katie Mullen's Bar & Restaurant patio in the summer.
(Video's were professionally produced there on location.)

ROOTS & RHYTHM has performed in Denver at El Chapultepec, Deno's Mountain Bistro, Appaloosa Grill, Herb's Hideout, Fine Arts Center Co Deco Lounge and the Wazee Supper Club and all along Colorado's Front Range & mountains including The Tugboat Tavern & Ghost Ranch Saloon in Steamboat Springs.

James Speiser's experience includes organizing and performing in large outdoor concerts in Austin, Texas with other top Austin musicians, groups, and artists.

Roots & Rhythm,
the hit swing, blues, New Orleans funk and soul and 50's Rock n Roll group
out of Denver, Austin and San Francisco is touring Taos April 18-21st 2013.

James started his music career in Denver clubs and streets over 20 years ago.  He traveled to
Austin, TX to perform in and put together outdoor concerts with the best musicians in that hotbed scene.
After several years there James struck out to San Francisco and played famous clubs like
the world famous Jazz Bistro with the late B.J. Papa.

He has gained the respect of the best musicians in Denver's vibrant music scene and now
works with them in his own group Roots & Rhythm.

The band was just featured in Colorado Serenity Magazine and performs 4-10 shows every
week at the better venues in Colorado.  They are touring Taos, NM in April.