$10 – $12

Root Shock w/ Ashley LaRue Band

The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop
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224 S Blount St

Raleigh, NC 27601

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Old school dub with a bona fide soul powerhouse vocalist whose acrobatic runs give the band a real edge and captivating stage presence.

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Conscious, soulful, uplifting, even healing—that’s how many fans of Root Shock have described the band’s infectious sound and energy. With a reputation like that, it’s unsurprising that this group is indebted to reggae, a class of music forever married to love, humanity, social change, and an almost tangible sense of sunlight. But Root Shock didn’t form on a beach. Instead, they came up in snowy Syracuse, New York in 2012, and since then, they’ve developed a voice that transcends genre.

Spearheaded by the acrobatic, powerhouse vocals of Jessica Brown, the Root Shock sound is at once commanding and cathartic, but never at the expense of a velvety, carefully placed jazz or neo-soul lick. When he isn’t complementing Brown’s pipes with his own earthy vocal turns, Phil Grajko gets weird on the guitar, seamlessly moving from chop chords to girthy riffs and spellbinding solos colored by Latin, prog, and psychedelic rock textures—often in tandem with mad keyboard genius Brian Lauri. Rounding out the band, bassist Bill Eppel and drummer Tyre Outerbridge make for a formidable rhythm section fluent in patterns ranging from dancehall to ska to heavy dub style and funk.

In 2016, Root Shock released a self-titled album, produced by Jason “Jocko” Randall at More Sound Studio, and followed that up with the “Many Paths” EP in 2018 & the Waves single in 2019. Both records are proof of the band’s democratic songwriting process, with thoughtful lyrics from Brown and Grajko that invoke hope in dark times, warn against injustice, and imagine a future in which all are free and equal and united by music.

Today, Root Shock is bringing their renowned live show to clubs, festivals, and concert halls across the Northeast and beyond, delighting audiences from all walks of life with a positive message and danceable tunes.

ASHLEY LARUE BAND:

Be on the lookout for their first upcoming album “Rise Up”. The album currently has no official release date, but is set to be released by the end of 2019.

A fine blend of acoustic, reggae, alt rock, and what can only be described as “her sound”, Ashley LaRue and her band reach out to the world with messages of positivity, hope, and good vibes as a bonded tribe of musical virtuosos.

Formed in August of 2018, Ashley LaRue fronts the band as a vocal powerhouse with acoustic guitar, Horace Bennett with blazin’ electric leads, Johnny Beacham on drums weaving the rhythmic space, Jeremy “Bones” Rodgers with the smooth buzz of his trombone, and Pat Ward with the low end electric bass grooves. The group also features (at special shows) David Morse with psychedelic, roots, and more influences with the stroke of each key. He will also be featured on the groups upcoming album.

Come dance to the exciting energy, experience awe of their powerful stage presence, and feel the love in your soul. Leave your troubles and worries at the stage with us, and let the music set you free.

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