A fine soul-blues band is "Modern Roots". The members has exeperience in the music at least for 30 years. You can hear that the band is a solid band. They can't surprising each other, and everyone give a good musical reaction. Perhaps they are surprising each other with their good ideas. Through they are great musiscians each note comes always on the right place. The album"No Apologies" has original songs and covers. I play a cover this time "LOCKED OUT OF LOVE" - APRIL 1,2009
I play their own song this time, “I WON"T BLAME YOU” - FEB. 16,2011
Nothing to Apologize for.
Modern Roots: PRESS REVIEWS
Thank you for excellent CD. We have added it to our rotation here at WIPZ Radio.
Artist as I have it is "Modern Roots". This CD contains a couple of very tastefully done covers and originals. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have given some airplay. I have no doubt that it will feature on the Blues Show's Playlists again in the future. - Blues Show Bob
Hi, this is Bertwin from Blues and Friends, in the Netherlands. I really like your CD. In my show I played "Barefootin", "As If We Knew" & "I Won't Blame You". I'll play more of your songs, they are great, honest, and they are played by a well skilled band, keep on doing your great things!
Powerful band with five excellent restrained musicians who approach with professionalism and good taste a repertoire made by own songs and versions, done with tons of swing, beat and an impressing groove. The band musicians have nothing to envy to the most popular acclaimed bands or rhythm & blues, soul-blues or neo-soul artist, which are the styles The Modern Roots usually play. Every one of the five band musicians have more than thirty years of experience on their backs, which becomes evident since the first notes on the opening album song. The arrangements and the special way they perform every one of the eleven tracks included are brilliant and superb. The band musicians are Michael "Buck" Bugara on guitar and vocals, Ken Baker on guitar and vocals too, Jeff Alviani on vocals and synthesizers, John Sineri on drums and tambourine and finally Denny Wright on bass. For more than ten years Modern Roots have consolidated as one of the most outstanding blues-soul-jazz bands of Ohio musical scene. From this page I give a big applause to the ambitious project of a band which has a promising future. GREAT ! Will be played on Friday June 25, 2010 www.lahoradelblues.com
No Apologies is the debut CD from the ModernRoots band, a local labor-of-love that's been 12 years in the making. The band's sound is a guitar and synthesizer-driven mix of electrified blues-based smooth jazz and rock. According to their bios, all five members have been playing for over 30 years with different bands, and that level of experience shows. The performances are technically superb and overall there's a very smooth and polished feel to the recording. The songs cover a variety of styles, from the jumping swing of "Strike" to the bluesy commentary of "Under the Rug" to the jazzy instrumental "As If We Knew". Blues purists will probably find the synths objectionable (or at least a little off-putting), but fans of B.B. King-style, blues-drenched guitar work will find a lot to enjoy here.www.buzzbinmagazine.com
I love this album, it is very professional and a nice rock touch to some of the tracks too. I will be playing a track on "The Blues Show "on Monday Feb. 1st on BishopFM 105.9. I'll post a playlist next week.
Feedback: "Drowning In A Sea Of Love" is getting air. Keep it up!
Thank you for the CD "NO APOLOGIES" Presenters are given me a report of good response to this CD, over all not just a single track. Keep up the good works.
Regards, Geof Cartledge- Librarian 103.1 3bbrFM
I thank you for your promo release "MODERN ROOTS" NO APOLOGIES. I'm very enjoy to promote this album on my radio show. This release is very appreciated by the Belgian auditors. It's great !! We keep in touch. With best regards.
From their Blues-Jazz influenced instrumental,
AS IF WE KNEW to their Blues-Rock inspired protest song, UNDER THE RUG, "MODERNROOTS" lays out an original, eclectic mix of Blues, Soul, R&B and Rock on their debut CD.
"NO APOLOGIES" is a spectacular album filled with soul and blues music. MODERN ROOTS fill this album with great songwriting, heartfelt and fun beats, guitar and keyboard solos, and so much more. All throughout the album MODERN ROOTSâ€™ music reflects blues music of the past, but at the same time keep their beats modern. Their music is similar to Rascal Flats and Chuck Berry.
TRACK 1-"Under the Rug" A fantastic start to the album. This track is filled with a lot of flavor; it has a very upbeat poppy style attached to it. Love the keys on this track.
TRACK 3-"Locked Out of Love" A nice track that takes you back to the old days of blues. The lead singer does an awesome job for his raspy and rough voice that reflects the message of the song.
TRACK 8-"Iâ€™ll Go Crazy" A great track that has a funky upbeat tempo. The keys give the song an added auto-tune tone to it. There is an awesome instrumental collaboration solo towards the end of the song.
I've played one cut from this CD, BAREFOOTIN', last week (8-22-'09) and posted the playlist to the Blues-DJ group on Yahoo.com and to RadioDirectX. I have added the CD to KUNR's library and will continue to use it. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
Roger Slugg, host of "Take Names Later Blues" on KUNR-fm and of "Atlantis Straight head" on KJIV community radio.
Very good album. Great voice. This album is worth every penny. Amazing production. Recieved a lot of airplay allready. All songs are diamonds to listen to. Greetings, Harry Boerman
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren! Anbei die Playlist der letzten Sendung. Vielen Dank fÃ¼r die Muster! Playlist der Sendung vom 5.25.09 1 Mezzoforte Live in Reykjavik / CD1-4 BHM Productions/ZYX 2 Mezzoforte Live in Reykjavik / CD2-3 BHM Productions/ZYX
3. MODERN ROOTS- "No Apologies"
Trk7 "Ready Or Not" PWB Records 4 Till Kersting Waiting for tomorrow / 11 Till Kersting / BSC Music 5 Carl Verheyen Band Trading 8s/8 Carl Verheyen 6 Vlada All about you / 11 Glad Vlad Records 7 Omar Kent Dykes Big Town Playboy / 7 RufRecords 8 Guy Davis Sweetheart Like You / 4 Red House Records 9 Hazmat Modine Bahamut / 2 Jaro 10 Headhunters On Top â€“ Live 1/5 BHM Productions/ZYX Ãœber KÃ¼nstlerinfos und Bemusterungsexemplare wÃ¼rde ich mich freuen!
Thank you for taking the time to send me your CD. I love your music and have played several tracks on the show to-date. I wish you every success with this delightful album. Stay well & talk soon, Kevin. 5-29-09
Many sincere thanks for the CD "No Apologies" that you sent us recently. BRILLIANT-EXCELLENT!
We have enjoyed it immensly, and have added tracks from it to our playlists. Your presentation of music, inside the style and personality reflected in the tracks is very refreshing. Keep it up. Many thanks again, and please stay in touch. Kind regards - Graham J Barclay 5-18-09
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren! Anbei die Playlist der letzten Sendung. Vielen Dank fÃ¼r die Muster!
Playlist der Sendung vom 5-11-09
1. Modern Roots "No Apologies"/Trk 8-"I'll Go Crazy" PWB Records. 2 Mezzoforte Live in Reykjavik / CD1-10 BHM Productions/ZYX 3 Shemeikia Copeland Never going back / 7 Telarc 4 Till Kersting Waiting for tomorrow / 10 Till Kersting / BSC Music 5 Carl Verheyen Band Trading 8s/6 Carlb Verheyen 6 Vlada All about you / 4 Glad Vlad Records 7 Headhunters On Top â€“ Live/1 BHM Productions/ZYX 8 Black John The soul of Black John / 11 Electrio Groove Records Ãœber KÃ¼nstlerinfos und
Hi, "Modern Roots" or classic blues. Call it what you will, as it's a wonderful sound and we love it !!! NO APOLOGIES.
Cheers, GEORGE 5-11-'09
PLAYLIST: 5-8-'09 Nancy Stearns - The Mason - This Moment
Red State Ramblers - Ida Red - Commonwealth
Heather Dale - Changeling Child - The Gabriel Hounds
Lee Shot Williams - It's Friday (Time To Get Paid) - Shot From the Soul
Cappella Amsterdam, directed by Daniel Reuss - Ligeti: Lux Aeterna - Lux Aeterna
Rhythm Angels - Mama's House - Girls Like Us
Le Vent du Nord - Rosette - Mesdames et Messieurs
Steve Martin - Words Unspoken - The Crow
"Modern Roots" - Change in the Whether -
Nate Harasim - Can't Get Enough - Love's Taken Over
I make them know that I have received the CD thank you very much. I have liked the cd very much, am very interesting and of great quality and very advisable for the lovers of the good music. Regards and thanks. JOSEP
JAZZ CLUB (Play List April 16) , Song - Artist - CD Title- All About Soul - Anders Holst - Romantika Penas & Amigos - Joocypeach - Jeweltown Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Robyn Hayle - Arms Full Of Roses Shades Of Blue - Randolph - Expansion People Will Say We're In Love - Mark DeJong - The Unknown Fly Me To The Moon - Ron Mitchell - Jazzy Me - Live In Japan Only The Devil - Patrick Rydman - I Will Do It Autumn Leaves - Tim Morrison - After Hours Ribbon In The Sky - Criss Starr - On the Keys Awaken - Pete Solomon & Art Alm - A Day in the Now "Under The Rug" - Modern Roots - No Apologies
What a great sound you have, I have played several of your tracks to date and plan to schedule more in future programs. Keep up the good work and please keep me up to date with your progress. Regards, Michael Criddle
Greetings from Skopje, Macedonia. Enclosed is one of my recent radio playlists which include Modern Roots' excellent material. Let me know if received OK. Always interested to present more when possible! Regards, Vasja Ivanovski MOJO BLUES 94.1 FM Sundays, 6PM - 8PM Radio 2, Skopje Macedonia Producer & Host: Vasja Ivanovski Unaluna49@gmail.com
PLAYLIST DATED: April 5, 2009
The Joe Moss Band Maricella's Smile The Joe Moss Band Dr.Strangelove (CD Maricella's Smile - 212 records 657 575 0007 2) Rob Rio Thank You, Joe Turner Rob Rio Back Door Blues (CD Thank You, Joe Turner - Boss Productions BP012) Modern Roots "ll Go Crazy"- Modern Roots "Barefootin'" (CD No Apologies - PWB Records PW-001) L.R.Phoenix Coat And Head L.R.Phoenix My leaving (CD Wrecked) Ty Curtis Band Down On My Luck Ty Curtis Band Lose Yourself (CD Down On My Luck - dl-73008) Wolf Mail Honey Hush Wolf Mail Nov 27 Blues/The Sky Is Crying (CD Live Blues In Red Square - ZKS Media 080808AU)
Thank you very much for set of recordings and press-kits information. Naturally all these will be put to radio air-plays here and I will do all my best to find distributor of yours records here. May be the best way will be contact directly with one of them: NICHE MUSIC at : email@example.com Drop me a line if you wish any more assistance and - be in touch... All the best. 4-5-2009