Root Deco


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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Root Deco

Recommended if you like: Yardbirds, Kinks, Byrds, Bobby Fuller Four

Story behind your band/artist name: With roots that run deep into the decaying DC club grind, Root Deco made its mark as an eccentric trio embellishing its blues, country and retro-rock covers with psychedelic, Celtic and Eastern flourishes. Today the influences linger but the music is original. The sound is “decorative roots” or Root Deco. On the group's full-length and EP CDs and free Internet downloads the wry vignettes are grounded in hard-won experience and spin the emotional compass from chronic unemployment to the alien agenda. The propulsion is wailing harp, 6 and 12 string guitars, feedback and low tuned drums. Listen, dance, or listen and dance. It's all the same to Root Deco.

Band Members: Larry Vilchek (vocals, guitars); Paul Johnson (vocals, drums)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Northern VA

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: The band performs as a duo. The majority of Root Deco songs are originals, in a variety of genres.Root Deco has received radio airplay around the world.

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: blues rock, garage rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock with a touch of country and jazz at times