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Root Shock with Tales of Joy

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Arch Street Tavern

85 Arch St

Hartford, CT 06103

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Root Shock returns to the Arch Street stage with special guests, Tales of Joy!

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21+
$10
9PM

Root Shock
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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.

Tales of Joy
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Hitting grooves and making moves since 2016, Tales of Joy has been cooking up the finest reggae-soul and dance music creating an infectious vibe and an eclectic and eccentric following. Smashing all pre-conceived notions of what a reggae band should look and sound like, Tales of Joy stands out as a truly one of a kind act, seamlessly blending reggae roots with hints of soul, disco, funk and latin into their unique and signature sound. Having played at acclaimed festivals such as Strangecreek Campout and Wormtown Music Festival, and performing alongside national acts such as Badfish, Roots of Creation, Sawyer Fredericks and more, ToJ has quickly established themselves as a premier live band with unbelievable showmanship, musicianship and personality. Although based in New England, Tales of Joy has quickly and successfully spread their vibe and their name across the country, sending it straight into the hearts and souls of feel good music lovers around the nation.
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