Since its founding in 2008, the band’s groove-oriented approach to rock ‘n’ roll has drawn comparisons to the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin and has landed The Bitteroots onstage at some of the Southeast’s most prestigious festivals, including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Sweetwater 420 Festival, the Summer Shade Festival, the Inman Park Festival, Stone Mountain Park’s Yellow Daisy Festival, and The Amplify Decatur Music Festival.
Driven by Laura Dees’ powerful, soulful lead vocals, The Bitteroots also include founding members Bill Taylor on bass and Mike Davis on drums. Saxophonist Derron Nuhfer joined the group in 2014, helping round out what has become the band’s unique sonic signature. In early 2018, The Bitteroots added the tasteful yet hard-driving PJ Poellnitz on guitar.
The Bitteroots have released six albums of original music with their latest, "Try Me Again," released April 2021. Original albums include “French Fries” (2010), “Central of Georgia” (2012), “After The Rain” (2013), “Under The Big Sky” (2014) and "Derailer" (2019). The band also released a live album (“Live at The 120 Music Hall”) recorded in 2014.