The GreenRoots showcases were launched based upon the belief that mixing discerning ears for great sound with world-class talent will create a community capable of socially elevating the art of music to where it transcends labels of gender, class, or creed, and boundaries of race, culture, age, and musical genre. The GreenRoots family is a growing part of a larger movement emphasizing a return to authenticity in the music industry while staying rooted in the music and connected to one another. With this in mind, we'd like to proudly introduce a new experience called The Sound LAB, a special Summer spotlight series.
On Saturday, JUNE 30th at 7:00pm, we're is bringing you a showcase featuring 6 amazing artists from the GreenRoots family. In place of the regular format of 2-3 songs, each artist will perform a 30 minute set. This summer series will be taped resulting in a television project that will continue the GreenRoots tradition of displaying collaboration within the artist's community.
This month, the 6 featured artists are (in order of appearance):
Angel Taylor, who reached top 5 on the VH1 countdown after releasing her debut album LOVE TRAVELS with Columbia/Aware Records (which iTunes named their choice for Pop album of the year) has toured with artists Adele, Brett Dennen, Train and Gavin DeGraw before making waves on NBC’s “The Voice” this past season. She also released an EP entitled MOTION in April of this year. Angel melts hearts at every showcase...this month is going to be no exception.
Melissa Polinar, through her soulful vocal stylings and lyrical prowess, she has become a YouTube sensation, accumulating more than 6 million views, over 56,000 subscribers from posting mostly original work and was a featured artist on YouTube’s music main page as “Rising Star”. She deftly mixes soul, jazz, blues, pop, and folk to find that musical sweet spot, the space that has so easily hooked many of her fans, including co-writers Ernie Halter, Tony Lucca, and Allen Stone. We heart her :)
Jacob Luttrell, SESAC’s 2011 winner for Song of the Year for Enrique Iglesias’ “Tonight (I’m Loving You)" featuring Ludacris, has also penned hits like FloRida’s “Wild One" featuring Sia and David Guetta featuring Chris Brown and Lil Wayne “I Can Only Imagine”. He’s one of the most sought after songwriter’s in the business as well as one of the most amazing performers we’ve ever seen and had the pleasure of presenting.
Dana Glover is an absolute FORCE OF NATURE. With powerhouse vocals and soul stirring lyrics, her songs, that have been featured on numerous major motion picture and television soundtracks, have an instant effect on anyone within earshot. She was recently showcased on Desperate Housewives alongside the legendary Dave Koz and is easily one of the best vocalists/song-writers we've ever heard in real life.
David Ryan Harris is what I like to call an “artist’s artist”, having garnered the immense respect of fellow artists and musicians throughout his career with his heartfelt lyrics and mind/life altering live performances. After touring the globe a several times over with John Mayer as his right-hand man on guitar and background vocals, he is focused on his solo career and writing with, playing with and/or producing artists from Dave Matthews, Marc Broussard to Natasha Beddingfield, Santana and John Mayer. He is also one of the realest dudes I've ever met.
Amanda Dumas and I go back at least 8 years. When I first moved to LA and was singing background for a few artists I had the distinct pleasure of hearing her perform live and was absolutely blown away. A former Uiversal/Sony Publishing artist whose musical style would best be described as Eclectic Soul. She's opened up for Earth Wind and Fire and Chaka Khan at the Greek Theater and shared stages with the likes of Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi, Tyler Hilton and the legendary Etta James. We're so excited she is going to be a part of the evening!
After the concert, there will be a mini showcase/jam session featuring artists Keaton Simons, David & Devine, JT Spangler, Davey G, and Afro Blue's Danielle Withers.
The evening will begin PROMPTLY at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 30th and the ticket proceeds are benefitting charity.
We, along with our partners Dale Godboldo Enterprises Inc and Joseph Garner, are so excited about this next chapter and we want to thank you for being a part of this family we've all created over the past few years.
~ Angelique and David
When & Where
GreenRoots Presents is a socially conscious production company that has organized live music benefit concerts at premiere venues in Austin, TX, the Bay Area, and greater Los Angeles. What started with an eco-friendly wedding in Ojai, CA has organically grown to include producing events, commercials, a film and music showcases centered around creating a sense of community within the artists' community and raising funds for different local Los Angeles non-profit causes that support literacy programs for impoverished children, Hope for Haiti Now, inner city arts and music education programs, Gulf Relief and many more.
GreenRoots has put on sold-out concerts with platinum selling artists Bruno Mars and Colbie Caillat, pop sensations Andy Grammer and Allen Stone. GreenRoots has also presented performers Aqualung, John West, Tony Lucca, Angel Taylor, Allen Stone, Cary Brothers, Rocco DeLuca, Brendan James, Raining Jane, Keaton Simons, Lucy Schwartz, Kina Grannis, Jacob Luttrell, Ernie Halter and showcased to a sold out crowd at SXSW.
Currently, they are producing a television project entitled "The Sound Lab". This is an experiment based upon the belief that if you mix a network of individuals with discerning ears for great sound with a collection of artists with world class talent, you will create a resulting community with the capacity to socially elevate the art of music that transcends labels of gender, class or creed and boundaries of race, culture and age. It will suddenly be about staying connected to one another while staying rooted in the music.
Over the past few years, partners of GreenRoots have included Colette Weintraub, co-founder of the RED campaign w/ Bono, Producers of Emmy Award-winning Current TV, "MAX and JASON", Legendary music producer Mikal Blue (producer for One Republic, Colbie Caillat, Daughtry and Five For Fighting), M.A.M.A. earth, community organization that hosts concerts, events, classes, retreats while working closely with many non-profits, raising money for causes close to their hearts, and Causecast, a forward thinking, socially conscious, online, one-stop philanthropy and volunteerism shop. GreenRoots has built strong partnerships as a result of following the motto of "Creating community, from the roots up".
From intimate parties and documentaries to jam sessions in Venice and sold out concerts in Hollywood, GreenRoots hopes to remind the artists and the audience that the purpose behind the art is participation, locally and globally, because at the end of the day, we're all in this together :)