Since its founding in 2008, The Bitteroots’ groove-oriented rock ‘n’ roll has drawn comparisons to the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin, and has earned the band frequent appearances onstage at some of the Southeast’s most prestigious venues and music festivals.
The Bitteroots have recorded six albums of original music with their latest, “Try Me Again,” released in April 2021.
Driven by Laura Dees’ powerful, soulful lead vocals, the band also includes founding members Bill Taylor (bass, backing vocals) and Mike Davis (drums). Derron Nuhfer joined the group in 2014, adding saxophone to what has become the band’s unique sonic signature. Hard-driving guitarist PJ Poellnitz joined the band in 2018.
The Bitteroots have shared the stage with: Butch Trucks (The Allman Brothers Band), Kool & The Gang, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Everclear, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Freddy Jones Band, Allgood Music Company, Col. Bruce Hampton, Arrested Development, Jupiter Coyote, 7 Walkers (Bill Kreutzmann of The Grateful Dead), Elephant Revival, The Milk Carton Kids, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Anders Osborne, Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band), The Ries Brothers, Dead Confederate, Michelle Malone, Cigar Store Indians, Adron, The Shadowboxers, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, Delta Moon, Eliot Bronson, Sydney Rhame, Tedo Stone, honeyhoney, Mother’s Finest and many other great bands and artists.