Sol Roots band joins forces with special guest Tom Principato on Tuesday Oct 30th at the legendary JV’s in Falls Church VA. These two world class performers will showcase high energy rock, deep soul, greasy funk, heartfelt R&B, and raw blues.
The Sol Roots band performs a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves, and southern soul. Sol is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has toured with many roots, funk, and blues legends around the world as a part of Music Maker Revue.
The Sol Roots band has performed at many premier festivals and venues across the east coast US, and have shared the stage with acts such as Jon Cleary, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk,The Wood Brothers, Robert Randolph, Eric Lindell, Booker T Jones, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Shemekia Copeland, Jackie Greene and more.
Paying homage to the greats, and with a love of Universal Music as the guiding light, Sol steps out on a path with a powerful group unique and talented band of musicians.
Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network artist and a “Next Generation” Music Maker Relief Foundation artist.
“Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer” – Jambase.
“Sol is an impressive guitar player! Sol has an assured, confident voice that matches well with the bravado of his guitar playing. The album ‘Freedom’ proved to be quite a discovery for me…. “- J. Evan Wade – Home Grown Music Network
“Sol is an exceptional guitarist & a wonderful spirit….with an extraordinary ability to fit the perfect approach and composition.”- Fred Cannon – a Senior VP at BMI
For 4 decades now “Roots Music For Your Soul” has been the mission as Tom and his band deliver passionate performances of Funky Roots music with Scorching Guitar… As one reviewer mused: “Be careful, or Tom Principato could easily topple one of your current guitar heroes from their lofty pedestal…” After 45+ years and a career that boasts 18 albums, 29 “Wammie” awards in numerous categories from the Washington, DC Music Assoc. and over 5,000 gigs which includes over 50 tours of Europe, Tom Principato has been taking his Indie infused eclectic roots mixture of Rock, Blues, Funk, and Latin Sounds all over the World…
Tom Principato has spent the last 40+ years as a guitarist and singer based in his hometown of Washington, D.C. In the 1970’s, Tom was leader of the legendary band Powerhouse, an East Coast phenomenem who released an album “Night Life” to critical acclaim. Tom also did a one year stint with Geoff Muldaur and recorded an album “I Ain’t Drunk” (Hannibal/Island Records 1980) with the band Geoff Muldaur and His Bad Feet members of which included Andy Stein (Asleep At The Wheel), ‘Click here to buy it at ZptdudaMusic.Com.Mark Kazanoff (Earl King) and Sarah Brown (Lou Ann Barton).
Tom has also done brief stints with various acts including Billy Price And The Keystone Rhythm Band, Big Mama Thornton, Sunnyland Slim, James Montgomery, and a group called The Assassins with Jimmy Thackery, former guiatrist with The Nighthawks. Tom appears on two albums with the Assassins, “No Previous Record” (1986) and “Partners In Crime” (1987) which won a “Wammy Award”.