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If you are looking for a good time and some live music then you need to come to a ROOTDOWN show. The infectious enthusiasm of the group’s performance will have you smiling and moving your feet from the door to the dance floor. Combining elements of pop, rock and reggae ROOTDOWN’s music creates an excellent backdrop to your night. Their live performance is like a vibrant mood of sunshine even where it rains most of the year… Oregon.
Created in 2007 by solo national touring/recording artist Paul Wright while living in San Diego soaking in the southern California culture. Since conception their live show has caused a quick buzz as they have been asked to open for Tyrone Wells, Pepper, The Wailers and many more gracing many different venues. Wright has been touring himself seven years full-time playing alongside bands like TobyMAC, Switchfoot, Shawn McDonald and many more in every state except well Maine.
ROOTDOWN’s music falls into the “pop/rock/reggae” category of band and genre, a well-developed musical culture with roots stretching back to the early days of Bob Marley, through the years of Sublime, and into today with many different bands spearheading the direction like Pepper and Slightly Stoopid. Think Beastie Boys meets Beach Boys.
ROOTDOWN released their first self-titled EP in 2007 featuring songs such as “Don’t Walk Away” and “Real Love”. It is available for FREE download off their website, Released in July 2009, ROOTDOWN’s new album, “Summer of Love” features tracks such as “Taking Over Me”, “Sweet Love” and the ode to their favorite Oregon Mexican restaurant, “Burrito Boy”. Since its release, it has reached as high as #6 on the Itunes Top 10 Reggae Albums and has been featured on several national radio stations along with many regional stations.
Most recently, ROOTDOWN was selected to showcase at the National Association of Campus Activities West Conference where over 25 college campuses and counting booked ROOTDOWN for Spring 2010 shows.
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