THE BITTEROOTS - ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT 2014

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THE BITTEROOTS - Decatur, GA   http://www.thebitteroots.com/

Management & Press contact: Bill Taylor - 404-723-7282 - bill@thebitteroots.com

The Bitteroots are:

Mike Davis – drums/percussion
Laura Dees – vocals
Bill Taylor – bass/vocals
Kyle Bryant - guitars
Derron Nuhfer - saxophone

Bill Taylor is an MTD Kingston Basses Endorsed Artist and plays MTD Kingston basses both live and in the studio (www.mtdkingston.com)

Bill Taylor is a Bartolini Emerging Artist and uses Bartolini pickups and electronics both live and in the studio (http://www.bartolini.net)

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Our full Electronic Press Kit and music clips can be found at ReverbNation www.reverbnation.com/thebitteroots or SonicBids www.sonicbids.com/thebitteroots

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/thebitteroots

TWITTER: #thebitteroots

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/thebitteroots #thebitteroots

link to our music: http://www.reverbnation.com/eplay/artist_436056

SOUNDCLOUD - http://soundcloud.com/the-bitteroots

ARCHIVE.ORG - The Bitteroots Live Music Archive at archive.org - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=bitteroots
(most of our live shows are recorded and archived at archive.org)

SETLISTS: All our past setlists can be found at setlist.fm

 

BIO

The Bitteroots are an Atlanta/Decatur-based original jam-rock band founded in 2008. Fronted by female vocalist Laura Dees, the band has a sound that’s been called a “unique brand of soulful rock.” The Bitteroots’ groove-oriented approach to rock n roll has drawn comparisons to the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin.

From pop melodies to extended jams, The Bitteroots’ sets run the gamut with something for everybody.

Along with Dees, an accomplished songwriter and powerful singer who joined the band in 2010, The Bitteroots also include founding members Bill Taylor on bass and Mike Davis on drums. Guitarist Kyle Bryant joined The Bitteroots in 2013 and saxophonist Derron Nuhfer became an official member in September 2014.

The Bitteroots have released four compilations of original music, the latest being the single “Under the Big Sky,” recorded in the fall of 2013 at The Music Farm studio by Mark van Allen (Govt. Mule, Indigo Girls, Blueground Undergrass, Zac Brown Band, Whiskey Gentry). The melodic title track is accompanied by two bonus tracks, the hard-rocking “Defenseless” and a re-tooled version of “Try Me Again” which first appeared on the band’s debut release, “French Fries,” in 2011.

Other releases include 2012’s full-length “Central of Georgia” and 2013’s “After The Rain.”

The Bitteroots have shared the stage with: The Freddy Jones Band, Allgood, Col. Bruce Hampton, Arrested Development, 7 Walkers (Bill Kreutzmann of The Grateful Dead), George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Anders Osborne, Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band), Dead Confederate, Cigar Store Indians, Adron, The Deadfields, The Sundogs, The Shadowboxers, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, The District Attorneys, Lindsay Rakers Band, Eliott Bronson, Sydney Rhame, Kristen Englenz, Greco, Tedo Stone, Saint Francis, The Longshot Saints, honey honey, and many other great bands and artists.


Upcoming show schedule
ComScore


Discography, Radio, TV & Video

The Bitteroots - "An Evening With The Bitteroots Live at Red Clay Theatre" - 2015 Release

 

The Bitteroots - "Live at 120 Tavern & Music Hall July 26, 2014" (Released October 2014) Listen via Spotify

 

The Bitteroots - "Under The Big Sky" (4th studio album released December 13, 2013) LISTEN via Spotify



The Bitteroots - "After The Rain" (3rd studio album released May 18, 2013) LISTEN via Spotify

The Bitteroots - "Central of Georgia" (2nd studio album released March 31, 2012) LISTEN via Spotify

 

 



The Bitteroots - "French Fries" (debut studio album released January 29th, 2011) LISTEN via Spotify

The Bitteroots - "Live at Eddie's Attic" (live album recorded December 4, 2011) LISTEN

 


Poverty Is Real 2013 - "Poverty is Real: Decatur, 2013" CD featuring songs by Eliot Bronson, The Skipperdees, The Bitteroots, Chris Stalcup, Nathan Beaver, Mike Killeen, Kristen Englenz, The Flint Hill Specials, and many more. Produced for Poverty Is Real charity concert at Eddie's Attic. Available via iTunes.

Poverty Is Real 2012 - "Poverty is Real: Decatur, 2012" CD featuring songs by Matthew Kahler, Eliot Bronson, The District Attorneys, Tedo Stone, Arlington Priest, the Bitteroots, The Flint Hill Specials, Maria Gabriella, Chris Stalcup and the Grange, Ryan Flanagan, The Skipperdees, Spencer Smith, Kristen Englenz, and Mike Killeen and the Dregs Produced for Poverty Is Real charity concert at Eddie's Attic. Available via iTunes.

 

Poverty Is Real

Poverty Is Real 2011 - Compliation CD with Matthew Kahler, Rebecca Loebe, Trances Arc, The Bitteroots, Lindsay Rakers Band, Kodac Harrison, Caroline Herring, Eliot Bronson, Ryan Flanigan, Spencer Smith, Arlington Priest & Jackson County Line. Produced for inagugural Poverty Is Real charity concert at Eddie's Attic. Available via iTunes.



WXIA - 11ALIVE Interview with Karyn Greer and live broadcast performance - October 14, 2011

 


The Bitteroots have been featured and/or received airplay on the following radio stations:

 


 



Interview and live acoustic performance on 'Politely Disruptive Radio' with Johnny Colt (The Black Crowes, Train) and Michael Ouweleen (Adult Swim, Cartoon Network) - http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/2805587



Archive.org

The Bitteroots Live Music Archive at Archive.org - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=bitteroots

most of our live shows are recorded and archived at archive.org


youtube

The Bitteroots YouTube playlist




Recent Press and News:

MTD Kingston Basses - Bill Taylor is the latest MTD Kingston Emerging Artist to be transitioned to Endorsed Artist! He is based in Atlanta and is a veteran of the Southeastern music scene. He owns at least three MTD Kingstons (I think the Andrew Gouche is his latest)! Bill currently holds down the low-end with Atlanta rock/jam band - The Bitteroots! They have three original albums and play at many festivals and shows in the Atlanta area and all over the Southeast! Bill is a great ambassador for the MTD name and is always supporting the community in one music event or another. Thanks for all you do Bill!

WRGC 88.3FM - The Bitteroots Bring Bluesy Rock To Milledgeville - Atlanta-based jam-rock band The Bitteroots recently celebrated its sixth anniversary. When the group performs at Buffington's in downtown Milledgeville Sept. 20, bassist Bill Taylor will celebrate a bit of a homecoming. A Georgia College graduate, Taylor began his musical journey in Milledgeville with the rock outfit New Found Daze.

Bartolini Pickups & Electronics - We are very pleased to announce our newest Bartolini Emerging Artist - Bill Taylor of The Bitteroots! Bill has been involved with the Southeastern music scene since the last 80's. He has played in numerous bands and been involved with several music projects. He currently holds down the low-end of The Bitteroots - an Atlanta rock/jam band that has four original albums and performs at several shows and festivals throughout the Southeast and the Atlanta area. Bill Taylor has Bart pups and electronics in all his basses and says "Bartolini pickups and preamps allow you to find any tone you are looking for!" - August 18, 2014

Reverbnation.com - The Bitteroots are currently ranked #1 on the ReverbNation Rock charts for Atlanta, GA - June 7th, 2014

Atlanta Music Guide - Interview with Bill Taylor of The Bitteroots; Playing 6th Anniversary Show at Eddie's Attic May 17th - Johanna Isler, Atlanta Music Guide, May 14, 2014

Decaturish.com - Anniversary Rock - Decatur band turns six - Dan Whisenhunt, Decaturish.com, May 8, 2014

Target Audience Magazine - The Bitteroots are an Atlanta-Decatur jam band fused with a grassroots bluesy rock that is filled with heart and soul, emphasizing on the heart of the matter with Laura’s Dee’s enigmatic voice full of lush notes drawing the listeners and rounded out with a stellar cast of musicians. If you’re musical tastes runs the gamut from Melissa Etheridge to The Tedeschi Trucks Band and Beth Hart, then check out The Bitteroots. - Danielle Boise, Target Audience Magazine, April 29, 2014

Inside Decatur Magazine - Happy Birthday to Decatur's The Bitteroots - April 23, 2014

Inside Decatur Magazine - “I love playing with The Bitteroots! They are such a fun, entertaining and high energy rock band filled with amazing musicians and a phenomenal vocalist, Laura Dees. I love joining them on stage to do a couple of songs with them..." (excerpt from interview with Sydney Rhame) - Michael Boylan, Inside Decatur Magazine, April 23, 2014

Music Farm Recording Studio - "Tracking and mixing for the Bitteroots new EP "Under The Big Sky", and it sounds as huge and awe inspiring as it's title! These guys and gal are the real deal, working on their projects is always a total joy! --Mark van Allen, Music Farm Studio, March 1, 2014 

Decaturish.com - Nice gig – Big shows for local bands - March 13, 2014

Decaturish.com - The Bitteroots music is now featured on the weekly podcast by Decaturish.com - February 28, 2014

Inside Decatur - The Bitteroots Play Decatur - January 6, 2014

The Atlanta Music Guide - Interview: The Bitteroots - Playing 11/22 @ Smith's Olde Bar - Nov 18, 2013

The Atlanta Music Guide - Interview: The Bitteroots- Playing @ Eddie’s Attic September 21st! - Sep 20, 2013

MTD Kingston Basses - "We are very pleased to announce that Bill Taylor of Atlanta, GA will be joining the MTD family as our new Emerging Artist. Bill is a veteran of the Southeastern music scene and has played in numerous bands and projects since the late 80's. He is currently holding down the low-end in the Atlanta rock/jam band The Bitteroots. Bill has used his MTD KZ6 and KZ5 on the band's three original albums and the extensive list of shows and festivals in the Altanta area and all over the Southeast" - September 17, 2013

Inside Decatur - "If you're a fan of blues, rock, folk or music that just jams, The Bitteroots have something for you." - August 1, 2013

The Atlanta Music Guide - interview with The Bitteroots - May 15, 2013

Dekalb Neighbor When SweetWater 420 Fest headliners George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic take the stage at Candler Park Friday, Saturday’s act The Bitteroots will be taking notes. - April 17, 2013

11Alive.com This year's musical talent includes George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic; Robert Randolph & The Family Band; Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears; the Mosier Brothers; and the Bitteroots. - January 22, 2013

The Atlanta Music Guide 5GB With The Bitteroots; Playing Eddie’s Attic, Dec. 14th - December 13, 2012

Decatur / Avondale Estates Patch "The Bitteroots rocked the crowd at Eddie's Attic Friday night as the Poverty Is Real concert series kicked off." - July 27, 2012

Creative Loafing - "THE BITTEROOTS are a Decatur-based rock band, influenced by blues, jam, folk and classic rock, with a penchant for catchy hooks, driving rhythms and soaring vocals that keep getting better with time." - July 27, 2012

I AM Entertainment Magazine - Album Review of our second album, "Central Of Georgia" - March 15th, 2012

Press Release for The Bitteroots' second album, "Central Of Georgia" - March 8th, 2012

I AM ENTERTAINMENT Magazine - Album review of our first album "French Fries" - January 15th, 2012

Metromix Soundcheck: The Bitteroots - The Decatur bands plays on 11Alive Morning News - October 12, 2011

Bands to Put Poverty Center Stage / Mike Killeen hopes to raise poverty awareness at Eddie's Attic this weekend. The Bitteroots will headline the event. - The Decatur/Avondale Estates Patch, June 10th, 2011

Concert Series at Eddie's Attic to raise funds for DCM - The Decatur Focus, June 3rd, 2011

The Bitteroots played the main stage at the The 7th Annual Sweetwater 420 Festival with Arrested Development, Galactic, Dead Confederate, & 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann of The Grateful Dead - April 16th, 2011

The Bitteroots Set to Release First Album - Decatur News Online, January 26th, 2011

The Bitteroots headlined  The Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival on October 9th 2010

The Bitteroots are part of the Guinness World Record for the World's Longest Concert

The Bitteroots Ready to Showcase Evolving Sound at Smith's 'Decatur-centric Show' Decatur News Online – September 15th, 2010

The Bitteroots Play Smith's Olde Bar TONIGHT – Decatur News Online – June 16th, 2010

Decatur's Bitteroots Look Forward to Concerts on the Square and Beyond – Decatur News Online - May 14th, 2010

Decatur Entertains the Masses on a Saturday in May – Decatur News Online - May 17, 2010

Bitteroots rocked the bandstand in Decatur last night – inDECATUR – May 16, 2010

Bitteroots to play on the square Saturday night – inDECATUR – May 14, 2010

Festival List:

2010 Decatur Concerts on The Square - Decatur, GA
2010 Oakhurst Arts Festival - Decatur, GA
2011 Sweetwater 420 Fest - Atlanta, GA
2011 Oakhurst Arts Festival - Decatur, GA
2012 Atlanta Dogwood Festival - Atlanta, GA
2012 Decatur Arts Festival - Decatur, GA
2012 Decatur Concerts on The Square - Decatur, GA
2013 Sweetwater 420 Festival - Atlanta, GA
2013 FranAllen Jam IV - Cumming, GA
2013 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival - Atlanta, GA
2014 Alzheimer's Music Festival - Marietta, GA
2014 Sandy Springs Rhythm & Brews Concert Series- Sandy Springs, GA
2014 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival - Atlanta, GA
2014 Sandy Springs Festival - Sandy Springs, GA
2014 Atlanta Lobster Festival - Atlanta, GA
2014 Sandy Springs Rhythm & Brews - Snady Springs, GA
2014 Hail To The Ale Beer Festival - McDonough, GA

Archived Show Schedule - setlists

DATE EVENT LOCATION
2008


5/17/2008
Private Show: Private Party Decatur, GA 
6/8/2008
The Solarium Decatur, GA 
2009

4/26/2009
Lake Claire Ampitheater Atlanta, GA 
6/7/2009
The Solarium  Decatur, GA 
10/30/2009
Private Show: Private Party Decatur, GA 
11/14/2009
Private Show: Private Party Atlanta, GA 
2010

2/26/2010
The Redlight Cafe  Atlanta, GA 
5/15/2010
Decatur Concerts on the Square Decatur, GA 
5/22/2010
The Black Diamond Grill  Cumming, GA
6/16/2010
The Atlanta Room @ Smith's Olde Bar  Atlanta, GA 
6/26/2010
The Redlight Cafe  Atlanta, GA 
7/24/2010
Red Rabbit Pizza Pub (Guinness World Record Event)
John's Creek, GA 
8/5/2010
Politely Disruptive Radio  Atlanta, GA 
8/6/2010
Red Brick Brewing Co.  Atlanta, GA 
8/6/2010
Private Show: Private Party  Decatur, GA 
8/28/2010
The Redlight Cafe  Atlanta, GA 
9/18/2010
The Atlanta Room @ Smith's Olde Bar  Atlanta, GA 
10/9/2010
Oakhurst Arts Festival (headlining) Decatur, GA 
10/17/2010
Glenlake Park  Decatur, GA 
11/19/2010
Red Brick Brewing Co.  Atlanta, GA 
2011

1/29/2011
The Atlanta Room @ Smith's Olde Bar (ALBUM RELEASE PARTY - FRENCH FRIES) Atlanta, GA 
2/5/2011
The Redlight Cafe  Atlanta, GA 
2/25/2011
The Solarium  Decatur, GA 
3/18/2011
The Five Spot (with The Sundogs)
Atlanta, GA 
4/16/2011
Sweetwater 420Fest main stage (with Arrested Development) Atlanta, GA 
4/23/2011
Sweetwater Brewery  Atlanta, GA 
5/13/2011
Red Brick Brewing Co.  Atlanta, GA 
5/20/2011
Smiths Olde Bar (with Lindsay Rakers Band)
Atlanta, GA 
6/10/2011
Eddie's Attic
Decatur, GA
7/10/2011  
Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
7/29/2011 Red Brick Brewery Atlanta, GA
9/7/2011 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
9/24/2011 Sweetwater Brewery Atlanta, GA
10/8/2011 Oakhurst Arts Festival (headlining) Decatur, GA
10/14/2011 11ALIVE (WXIA) Morning Show Atlanta, GA
10/15/2011 The Five Spot Atlanta, GA
11/12/2011 Vinyl at Center Stage Atlanta, GA
12/6/2011 Eddie's Attic Decatur, GA
2012    
02/11/2012 Eddie's Attic (with The Freddy Jones Band) Decatur, GA
03/24/2012 New Street Studio (private show) Decatur, GA
03/31/2012 The Five Spot (ALBUM RELEASE PARTY - CENTRAL OF GEORGIA) Atlanta, GA
04/22/2012 The Atlanta Dogwood Festival (main stage) Atlanta, GA
04/28/2012 Moe's Original Bar-B-Que Atlanta, GA
05/12/2012 Private Party Covington, GA
05/26/2012 The Decatur Arts Festival Decatur, GA
06/06/2012 Red Brick Brewery Atlanta, GA
06/29/2012 The Atlanta Room @ Smith's Olde Bar (with The Longshot Saints) Atlanta, GA
07/14/2012 Vinyl (with Lindsay Rakers Band) Atlanta, GA
07/26/2012 Eddie's Attic Decatur, GA
08/18/2012 Smith's Olde Bar (with The Cigar Store Indians) Atlanta, GA
08/25/2012 The Atlanta Room @ Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
09/15/2012 Decatur Concerts on The Square Decatur, GA
11/17/2012 The Five Spot Atlanta, GA
12/14/2012 Eddie's Attic Decatur, GA
2013    
1/11/2013 Eddie Owen Presents @ The Red Clay Theater (with Saint Francis) Duluth, GA
1/12/2013 Eddie's Attic (with The Freddy Jones Band) Decatur, GA
4/20/2013 Sweetwater 420Fest (Main stage) (with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic) Atlanta, GA
4/27/2013 FranAllenJam IV Cumming, GA
5/18/2013 Eddie's Attic (ALBUM RELEASE - AFTER THE RAIN) (with Tedo Stone - early show) Decatur, GA
5/18/2013 Eddie's Attic (ALBUM RELEASE - AFTER THE RAIN) (with St. Francis - late show) Decatur, GA
6/29/2013 Red Light Cafe Atlanta, GA
7/13/2013 Vinyl @ Center Stage Theater Atlanta, GA
7/27/2003 The Atlanta Room @ Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
8/15/2013 New York Pizza Exchange Smyrna, GA
8/25/2013 The 2013 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Atlanta, GA
9/21/2013 Eddie's Attic Decatur, GA
10/19/2013 BigTex Decatur Decatur, GA
11/1/2013 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
11/22/2013 Smith's Olde Bar (with Col. Bruce Hampton) Atlanta, GA
12/13/2013 Eddie Owen Presents @ The Red Clay Theater (ALBUM RELEASE - UNDER THE BIG SKY) Duluth, GA
2014    
1/18/2014 Eddie's Attic (with The Freddy Jones Band) Decatur, GA
1/22/2014 The 10 High Atlanta, GA
1/30/2014 Steve's Live Music Sandy Springs, GA
2/16/2014 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
2/22/2014 Smith's Olde Bar (with Allgood) Atlanta, GA
3/16/2014 Steinbeck's (rescheduled to Big Tex Decatur due to weather) Decatur, GA
3/29/2014 Big Tex Decatur Decatur, GA
4/26/2014 Red Light Cafe Atlanta, GA
4/30/2014 Limerick Junction Atlanta, GA
5/17/2014 Eddie's Attic (6th Anniversary Show) Decatur, GA
6/12/2014 ConcertWindow.com (Internet broadcast) Worldwide
6/28/2014 Sweetwater Live! Duluth, GA
7/9/2014 The 10 High Atlanta, GA
7/26/2014 Alzheimer's Music Fest @ 120 Tavern Marietta, GA
7/31/2014 Sandy Springs Rhythm & Brews concert series Sandy Springs, GA
8/9/2014 Ronnie John's Sunset Grill Woodstock, GA
8/23/2014 Star Community Bar Atlanta, GA
8/24/2014 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Atlanta, GA
9/5/2014 Eddie's Attic (with The Freddy Jones Band) Decatur, GA
9/6/2014 Big Tex Decatur Decatur, GA
9/20/2014 Buffington's Milledgeville, GA
9/21/2014 Sandy Springs Festival Sandy Springs, GA
10/11/2014 Oakhurst Arts Festival (headlining) Decatur, GA
10/25/2014 Hail To The Ale Beer Festival McDonough, GA
11/2/2014 Atlanta Lobster Festival Atlanta, GA
11/8/2014 Red Clay Theatre Duluth, GA
2015    
1/24/2015 Buffington's Milledgeville, GA
2/21/2015 Red Clay Music Foundry Duluth, GA
3/21/2015 The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom Macon, GA
3/28/2015 Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, GA
5/16/2015 Eddie's Attic (7th Anniversary Show) Decatur, GA
7/18/2015 Terminal West at King Plough Arts Center Atlanta, GA
11/7/2015 Red Clay Music Foundry Duluth, GA