9 Mile Roots – Featured Band On 365 Radio Network

9 Mile Roots – Featured Band On 365 Radio Network

9 Mile Roots

9 Mile Roots is a Suburban Roots Reggae band based out of the Baltimore / DC metro.

Built behind a solid group of musicians pulling from diverse backgrounds, the music delivers creative tunes that have a strong reggae vibe with a bouncy hip-hop flow and a bit of a rock edge. Boasting a high energy sound and a dynamic stage show, 9 Mile Roots keeps the crowd on their toes with a commanding presence and booming melody hooks. Their full horn section compliments the typical rock band line-up; combining catchy melodies with strong riffs and a reggae-funk-overtone, consistently blending up well known aspects of the rock and reggae genres.

How did 9 Mile Roots get together?
Josh Behun: Craigslist. Yep. You know, the majority of this band is not from here. I grew up in Pittsburgh. I looked for a new band and Craigslist is a great place to look for that. Most of the time, we put out an ad. We’re a very large band. When we’re on stage, the stagehands are always quite perplexed as to how many of us there are. Plus we can’t play a lot of places because they don’t have a big enough stage to fit us, so we have to be choosy about our stage locations. We’ve got a big horn section—two sections—and some people who will sit in, add another sax or trombone player, so it gets intense.

Influences
Bob Marley, John Brown’s Body, Rebelution, Sublime, Tribal Seeds, Beer, Passafire, Stick Figure, Women, Slightly Stoopid, 311, Rancid, Damien Marley.

Jay Randell – Lead Vocals, Trumpet, Percussion
Dave Muse – Drums
Josh Behun – Bass
Matt Huss – Guitar, Vocals
Ryan McDonough – Lead Guitar
Matt Foote – Bari Sax
Casey Masters – Trumpet
Gabe Andino – Tenor Sax, Vocals

http://www.9mileroots.com/

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