The Bitteroots are an Atlanta-based original jam-rock band founded in 2008. Their groove-oriented approach to rock ‘n’ roll has drawn comparisons to the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin.
Driven by the powerful, soulful lead vocals of Laura Dees, who joined the band in 2010, The Bitteroots also include founding members Bill Taylor on bass and Mike Davis on drums. Saxophonist Derron Nuhfer joined the group in 2014. In early 2017, The Bitteroots added the dual-guitar team of Greg Sims and Mark Evers.
The Bitteroots have released four albums of original music and a live album (“Live at The 120 Music Hall”) recorded and released in 2014. Original albums include “French Fries” released in 2010, “Central of Georgia” released in 2012, “After The Rain” released in 2013 and “Under The Big Sky” released in 2014.
In addition to a long list of club and music hall shows, The Bitteroots have played the main stages at some of the most prestigious festivals in Southeast including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Sweetwater 420 Festival, the Summer Shade Festival, the Inman Park Festival and Stone Mountain Park’s Yellow Daisy Festival.
The Bitteroots have shared the stage with: Butch Trucks (The Allman Brothers Band), Everclear, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, The Freddy Jones Band, Allgood Music Company, Col. Bruce Hampton, Arrested Development, 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, Eliott Bronson, Sydney Rhame, Tedo Stone, honeyhoney, and many other great bands and artists.
Additional information on The Bitteroots can be found on the band’s website at www.thebitteroots.com.
The following artists have joined The Bitteroots on stage:
Mark van Allen (Blueground Undergrass, Sugarland)
Neal Lucas (Allgood)
Wayne Healy (Freddy Jones Band)
Rob Sumowski (Shawn Mullins)
The Bitteroots current lineup:
Mike Davis - drums
Laura Dees - vocals
Mark Evers - guitar
Derron Nuhfer - saxophone
Greg Sims - guitar/vocals
Bill Taylor - bass/vocals