Let The Music Do The Talk'n

by The Root Cause

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    "Chicago band The Root Cause has a new LP, Let the music do the talking, which presents an accomplished set of tracks in the vein of Americana/Roots-rock. Comparisons could be made with Iron & Wine, Uncle Tupelo, Whiskey Town or softer Alice in Chains. Max Riske is clearly a talented vocalist and alongside the varied instrumentation, I think RC has produced a solid, cohesive work full of emotional rockers with lasting melodies." DTP Music

    “The Root Cause” members work as a team and have shared their experiences and musical backgrounds from jazz to blues and rock to give birth to their first CD “Let The Music Do The talking”. The title talks by itself, just listen to what the music has to say.

    When playing acoustic songs you have to hear the “musical notes” clear as crystal and enjoy the harmony between them. “The Root Cause” acoustic set “Let The Music Do The Talking” provides not only well played songs with surprising lyrics but undeniably building peaks as being a part of a theatrical play. " Music & Film
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If you like acoustic rock like DMB, MMJ, Mumford, Nick Drake, Petty, Dylan, acoustic rock of the 90's and other epic story tellers, you'll love The Root Cause.

Check out a few snippets from The Root Cause's upcoming LP. Keep this bookmarked as we update all of our digital properties and release a new song preview each week and be sure to look for the pre-order button as every pre-order will include special material only available to YOU! Make sure you "LIKE" the facebook page www.facebook.com/therootcause for show info, pictures, video and other news and keep an eye on the MOTU A.M. Sampler for the chance to grab a FREE Root Cause tune! motumanagement.bandcamp.com

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The Root Cause is an American Acoustic Rock group from Chicago that formed organically by players drawn together from jazz, blues and rock backgrounds, by their love of the craft, combining enough music experience and credits to fill 4 bands, and fronted by Chicago music veteran and award winning vocalist Max Riske. In this project they turn their talents towards creating progressive yet accessible arrangements, rocking catchy hooks and brilliant jam moments. This EP takes what can often be a sleepy genre and bends it into new territory and is a perfectly timed sonic fit for the latest popular music to hit the air in recent months. From Indie to Top 40, from Alt-country to Southern Rock, from Roots to Americana, the newest group of songs from The Root Cause has cross-over and mass appeal written all over it. Think Iron & Wine, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Monsters of Folk, Bruce Springsteen, My Morning Jacket, Nick Drake, James Reyne, Dave Matthews Band… and the list goes on.
With the band providing cinematic builds and Riske’s vocals belting out undeniably honest and relatable story telling told through sing-along lyrics, the listener can’t help being instantly transported into The Root Cause’s world.

With wide appeal and songs you'll turn into your own personal soundtrack, this LP has something to offer everyone.

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released October 28, 2011



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The Root Cause Chicago, Illinois

American Acoustic Rock group that combines enough music experience & credits to fill 4 bands, fronted by Chicago veteran & award winning vocalist Max Riske. With progressive, accessible arrangements, rocking catchy hooks & brilliant jam moments, they take what can be a sleepy genre & bend it into new territory. The newest group of songs has cross-over & mass appeal written all over it. ... more

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