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Root Hog Announces East Coast Dates

After playing in the Midwest throughout 2009, Root Hog is making their first trip to the East Coast in support of their debut album, Root Hog. The band’s sets at festivals such Wuhnurth Music Festival, the 14th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival, and Melon Kamp have earned them a growing fan base of committed followers.

The band intends to bring their enthusiasm for live music and soulful Americana roots-rock to the East this spring.  The band’s spring tour dates are as follows:

April 10  Lafayette Brewing Company  Lafayette, IN
April 13  Cosmic Charlie’s  Lexington, KY
April 16  Muncie Springfest  Muncie, IN
April 17  Von’s Records  West Lafayette, IN
April 20  Lafayette Theater  Lafayette, IN
April 23  Donovan’s Pub  Detroit, MI
May 1  Wilbert’s  Cleveland, OH
May 2  Boulder Coffee Company  Rochester, NY
May 5  Sullivan Hall  New York City, NY
May 6  Hank’s Saloon  Brooklyn, NY
May 7  The Hungry Tiger  Manchester, CT
May 8  National Underground  New York City, NY

Fans will be able pick up Root Hog and sample some new original material at all of Root Hog’s shows.

Root Hog's sound can best be defined as 'Cosmic Americana', a term coined to represent key elements of American roots music forms and psychedelic rock & roll twisted together and packaged in a no-frills and honest manner. The band is dedicated to reviving live original music that can give their audiences that “feel-good” vibe that tingles from your head to your toes and brings a smile to your face.

Root Hog is: Pat McClimans (guitar, vocals), Dru Alkire (guitar, vocals), Ryan Smith (bass, vocals), Taylor Dunlap (drums), and Dan Pullins (keyboards).

Root Hog

Lafayette, IN band Root Hog’s debut self titled album, Root Hog hit the streets on September 15th, 2009 following a packed house performance at West Lafayette’s Riverside Music Center.  The debut album is available at all Root Hog shows, local record stores, and select online outlets.  The album contains 10 new original tracks, and showcases the band’s roots and blues style dubbed “Cosmic Americana”.

Root Hog formed in 2008 and almost instantly became hometown heroes, emphasizing the importance of supporting live music.  The band has spent the last year playing different venues and festivals throughout the Midwest, as well as sharing bills with many great Midwestern acts.  The band took part in Purdue University’s Summer Concert Series, the 14th Annual Indiana Microbrew Festival, Lay Flats Music Festival, and Wuhnurth Music Festival.

The debut album, Root Hog, contains all original material and shows the range and capabilities of the 5-piece band while still maintaining the solidarity and flow of a great album.  The album, produced by Mass Giorgini, contains everything from the good vibes of “Feelin’ Good” to the jazz-infused “La Pistola” which features an addition of flugelhorn provided by Ross Huff of The Macpodz.  From the heart-wrenching “Wait and See” to the dark country tune “Sad But True” to the blues-funk of “Peaches”, the band shows their ability to be diverse and at the same time hone a cohesive sound.

Root Hog Track List

  1. Fool’s Gold
  2. Feelin’ Good
  3. Peaches
  4. No Rare Thing
  5. So Damn Hard
  6. Wait and See
  7. Sad But True
  8. La Pistola
  9. Lay Your Money Down
  10. Jesus H. Blues

Fans will be able to pick up Root Hog at all of the following Root Hog tour dates:

October  23  Doc’s Music Hall  Muncie, IN

October 30  The Verve  Terre Haute, IN

October 31  Lafayette Brewing Company  Lafayette, IN

November 6  Matthews Hall  West Lafayette, IN