Artist - BugTheRoot
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Last update: 05/19/13 11:51:25PM
Account: Mixposure Member
Location: AMERICA NORTH: USA
Signed up: 30 Mar 2010 05:14 PM
Influences: Counting Crows, Samples, David Byrne, Widespread Panic, 10,000 Maniacs, James Brown, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Mark Hollis, Dead Can Dance, Nando Reis, Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil, Angelique Kidjo
Bug The Root is a project that has spanned over two decades, starting as a one-man-band that morphed into an online collaborative effort. All songs are written, arranged and produced by Quico R. On some songs, all instruments are played by Q also, however thanks to the kindness and generosity of "virtual-friends", Bug The Root now features the artistic talents of several brilliant musicians who have agreed to work with Q.
I would have to list influences by genre, since I try to mix the genres a lot:
Brazilian: Nando Reis, Chico Science, Jorge Ben, Ze Ramalho, Gilberto Gil, many others.
Latin: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Maná, Los Amigos Invisibles, Los Aterciopelados
English: Counting Crows, Widespread Panic, Dead Can Dance, Doors, Brendan Perry, The The, The Pogues, The Samples, Bob Marley, David Byrne, 10,000 Maniacs, Doors, Pink Floyd.
African: Angelique Kidjo and so many others!
Quico: Acoustic and Electric Rhythm guitars, Mandolin, Penny Whistle, Piano/Keys, Melodica, Hand Percussion, Keyboards
Don Paul Moore: Lead Guitars
Gabe Steele: Bass guitar
Justin Herdman: Drums and Percussion
Gretchen Roberts: Guest vocals
All songs are recorded on various home studio systems.