blueFROG’s take on Beat Root Blues Band
About Beat Root Blues Band
The Beat Root Blues Band brings to India a new love affair with electric jump- jive blues, soul, swing jazz and rock and roll — the kind that set juke boxes on fire in the 1950s. The band features amplified and acoustic harmonica, guitar and Afro-American-Indo grooves to give audiences a taste of the “universal“ and culturally integrated blues –- with styles ranging from down home boogie-woogies, to New Orleans marching bands, gospel, country folk, Indian raga and folk melodies to stylish and personal takes on Memphis and Chicago style classics.
Lending their own signature to the genre, they present the blues in a contemporary, urban and socially relevant form – playing covers andcompositions influenced by a wide variety of legendary Blues artists:Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Little Walter, Otis Spann, Jimmy Reed, The Rolling Stones Colin D’cruz: Fretless Bass, Goa, Dave Kelly: Lead Guitar, UK, Mr. Glenn Jacques: Percussion, Goa, Claude Abranches: Drums, Mumbai, Milind Deora: Lead Guitar, Mumbai. Pratish Motwane: Harmonica and Vocals, Mumbai.