Rhythm Roots All-Stars
Birthed in November 1999, The Rhythm Roots Allstars began as the house band for the Rhythm Room, a Sunday night dance club that remained a weekly ritual for years at the Temple Bar in Los Angeles. Combining elements of funk, latin, calypsoul, electro-brazillian, dancehall, afrobeat, etc., this tight ten-piece ensemble ignites dance floors with its unique blend of raw yet sophisticated dance music. Loaded with an arsenal of drums and percussion, a full horn section, guitars, bass, steel pans, as well as guest dj's, mc's and vocalists, the The Rhythm Roots Allstars creates a huge, celebratory sound all it's own, firmly rooted in the great groove music we all know and love, while pushing into exciting new musical realms.
The group is an "allstar" collective featuring some of Los Angeles' busiest musicians. Members of the band have performed/recorded with a diverse list of artists including (to name a few): Breakestra, Macy Gray, Antibalas, Black Eyed Peas, Roy Ayers, Anthony Hamilton, War, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Juvenile, India Arie, Quantic, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Gary Jules, Nikka Costa, Outkast, David Holmes, Ry Cooder, Mike Andrews, Tricky, Dwele, Steve Spacek, Big Daddy Kane, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Evanescence, Spearhead, and Lily Tomlin.