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OK so let’s have an honest moment.  As excited as you are about this year’s Roots Picnic you really don’t know at least half of these artists on the bill.  It’s ok you are not alone.  Don’t tell anyone, but neither do I lol.  Listen every year I have this same conversation with Questlove, like “who are all these people”.  He generally responds “just watch you’re gonna love it Laiya”.  I hate to admit it,  but he is generally right. So how about we get to know these folks before the show?  This way we can decide ahead of time who we really like!  So here is my attempt.

We started with Emily Wells  continued with Roman Gianrthur, & Chill Moody now off to New Zealand to see what Electric Hustle Wire is all about

 

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 So truth be told, I couldnt find much info on this New Zealand group beyond the fact that all the right people haved dubbed them “Dope”.  Then I started listening to the music and I didnt even need to know anything else.  They have this hypnotic type sound with a lot of soul.  Oh and the lead singer!?!?  Dude with the Beard, it’s alot of soul in there.  Dont believe me?  Check them out for yourself below and you get a taste of their live show.  Another point for Questlove!

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Check out their song #BlackWater

 

Follow them everywhere @E_W_H

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