RD Roth & The Issues: Fear Not The Breakdown (2003)

Having been compared to everyone from Randy Newman to Eleventh Dream Day, you could say that R D and The Issues are a bit eclectic. It would be more accurate to say that they defy easy categorization. Dreamy, psychedelic rootsy country/blues/folk. This is America. This is the place where the influences blur and meld, where horns meet samples, where screaming electric guitars meet the plaintive comfort of the acoustic string on a hollow wooden body. R D Roth’s sophomore release features a newly formed band (Heidi Meredith Bass, Gregg Ostrom Lead Guitar, Jerry King Drums and Percussion), and a roster … Continue reading RD Roth & The Issues: Fear Not The Breakdown (2003)

RD Roth: From The Ears Down (2002)

A textured, lush middle ground between Hank Williams and early Pink Floyd, this CD features acoustic instrumentation supporting solid American songwriting.   With the release of “From The Ears Down” artist and writer R D Roth illuminates the common threads in all art – composition, texture, theme, contrast and allusion. Rooted firmly in the american songwriting tradition, this record is by turns moody and celebratory. A finely crafted work with a heavy emphasis on the power of language and storytelling, “From The Ears Down” invites the listener to delve into the lush space created here. It is a space which … Continue reading RD Roth: From The Ears Down (2002)