Sol Roots band with guest Gabe Stillman perform Sat Oct 2 at legendary JV's
On Saturday Oct 2, the Sol Roots band with guest Gabe Stillman perform at the legendary JV's in Falls Church, Virginia. This special blues/soul/rock celebration will showcase world class musicians in a relaxed venue, that has been known for decades for showcasing some of the best national and regional musical talent.
Sol Roots is a powerful guitarist and soul soaked vocalist who regularly brings in an incredible roster of guests to work with his band, adding excitement and diversity to each show. Previous guests have included harmonica legend Phil Wiggins (Cephas & Wiggins), saxophone master Ron Holloway (Gov't Mule, Little Feat), trombonist Lil Joe Burton (of BB King, Junior Wells), Dan Leonard (of Deanna Bogart) and many more.
Gabe Stillman is recognized as a rising star in the blues world, who always brings energetic, acrobatic, and fiery guitar performances. Gabe is a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and has a sound remarkably rooted in the blues, while drawing from the deep well of all American roots music. Gabe Stillman recently signed with Vizztone Records and has put out an acclaimed new album "Say The Word", which produced by Anson Funderbough.
These two fantastic performers will join forces Saturday Oct 2 for a special one-night-only concert, which will feature musicians that have worked with acts such as Danny Gatton, Chuck Berry, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Taj Mahal, Tom Principato, The Nighthawks and more.
"The Sol Roots band, perform a mix of raw funk, deep blues, greasy soul, energetic rock, and hypnotic rhythms. They have shared the stage with groups such as Jon Cleary, Booker T. Jones, Eric Lindell, Cory Henry, Sonny Landreth and Shemekia Copeland to name a few. Like the sound of his name, he plays with deep, deep soul" - DC Music Review
"Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer" - Jambase
Sol is proud to be an official Home Grown Music Network artist and a "Next Generation" Music Maker Relief Foundation artist. Sol Roots was awarded "Best Blues Act/Group" 2019 by The Wammies / The MusicianShip
"Gabe Stillman is one of the most promising young blues talents on the scene today" - Bruce Iglauer (President, Alligator Records)
"Stillman's impressive talent as a guitarist has caught people's attention ever since he was the winner of the Gibson Guitar Award at the Blues Foundation's 2019 International Blues Challenge. On his latest album, Just Say the Word, he also demonstrates excellent songwriting skills and beautiful vocals, with an increased chest resonance in his voice that leads to a more mature and soulful sound than before" - Blues Blast Magazine
"Gabe plays the blues with strength, personality, and a depth of both feeling and musicianship." — Mark Wenner (founder/frontman, The Nighthawks)
The Gabe Stillman Band is an official Vizztone Records artist.
The legendary JV's, located in Falls Church, Virginia, has been showcasing the best in national, regional, and local DC area blues, rock, soul, rockabilly, folk, and more for decades. JV's has also been supporting the local community with free food for the homeless, first responders, full time musicians, and more ever since 2020.
photo credits: Choice Photography & Alan Grossman Photography.
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