It never felt so good to have the BLUES!

This is the official Root Doctor Website. Mike Skory has stepped down as our keyboardist after many years. Our replacement is the renowned keyboardist, Chris Corey. Chris joined Root Doctor in January of 2017.

 

Meanwhile, Root Doctor will turn 30 in 2019 and we are planning to celebrate all year. It will start when we ring in the new year on the Michigan Princess on December 31st. We are working on making it a fabulous, fun filled year. It has been an amazing ride filled with fabulous musicians. We are excited to see what the new year brings.

 

In the meantime, we will be updating our site. We have lots of new photos and videos to add and much more so look for a sparkly new site soon.


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ROOT DOCTOR AWARDED

WYCE JAMMIES XV
BLUES/SOUL ALBUM OF 2014


"NEW ATTITUDE"

2011, 2012 & 2013 LANSING
TOP OF THE TOWN
BEST BLUES BAND

WYCE JAMMIE XIII
BEST BLUES ALBUM OF 2011

 Joy

    

Tour Calendar

 
   Saturday, 9/22/18 -  6 - 7 pm
Main Stage
Old Town Blues Festival
Old Town, Lansing


 Saturday, 10/06/18 - 8 - Midnight
Guy Hollerin's
Holiday Inn,  Ann Arbor


 Saturday, 10/13/18 - 6 - 7:30pm
Chelsea Smoke & Ale
Chelsea
$5 Entry


 Saturday, 10/27/18 - 7 - 11pm
Halloween Blues Cruise
Featuring the annual Costume Contest Michigan Princess,  Lansing
$45 includes Dinner


2019 GIGS

 Saturday, 02/02/19 - 7pm
The Franke Center for the Arts,
214 E. Mansion St.

Marshall
$26 in adv and $28 at the Door



This is a good time to book your event now and enjoy the great sounds of Root Doctor.

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NEW ATTITUDE


As a veteran, award-winning Michigan blues outfit, singer Freddie Cunningham and Lansing's Root Doctor have established a solid reputation for their engaging live shows. But with New Attitude, recorded and mastered by respected producer Glenn Brown at East Lansings™ GBP Studios, the band also sets a new high watermark for its studio work, generating blues sparks on originals “ many of them written by Lisa Bonotto and keyboard player Mike Skory“ that ooze buckets of soul. From the classic blues vibe of âœPay the Rent” to the horn- and guitar-saturated âœThe Other Way to the Cajun flavors of âœLouisiana Bound,” Skory, guitarist Bill Malone, bassist James Williams, drummer Bob Gardner and a host of special guests add just the right touches to Cunningham's vintage vocals ~~ John Sinkevics.

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Joy CD cover

 Joy"

2011 - This labor of  love is filled with all originals. One song includes Freddie's  brother Tim Cunningham, sister Vanessa Sanders, grand daughter Kaela Cunningham and local songstress Lisa Smith. Another family connection is the percussion of Jamison (Jamo) Lamar Williams on two songs. Root Doctor's standing in the local music community is evidenced by guest appearances from Andy Wilson, Chad Bement, Dave Matchette, Jen Sygit and Glenn Brown. Critical accolades and awards are sure to be heaped upon this CD as well.  
 

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Live at the Cadillac Club

2008 - Ten prime cuts from Root Doctor's repertoire, each of them crowd favorites. Tracked while the band supported the release of Been A Long Time Coming, the set includes a mixture of songs from the previous two releases and three previously unreleased songs that are staples of Root Doctor's live shows. For an amazing third straight year, Root Doctor won a Jammie Award for Best Blues Album from WYCE in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   

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Change Our Ways

2007 - Features six original, funky, bluesy, soulful songs and four covers, including a heart-wrenching, soul-drenched version of the classic Temptations hit "I Wish It Would Rain". With special guests including Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica, Larry Fratangelo on percussion, and the tight arrangements of the Motor City Horns, Change Our Ways is a tour-de-force of soul blues. Like its predecessors, it won the annual WYCE Jammie Award for Best Blues Album. It debuted at number 13 on the Living Blues charts, received glowing reviews from the press and was also nominated for a 2007 BMA (Blues Music Award) for Soul Blues Album of the Year.

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Been A Long Time Coming

2006 - Root Doctor's first studio recording features a mix of seven revamped classics and five originals. Played on over 400 stations world-wide, it stayed in the Top 25 on the national Living Blues charts for three months straight! Critically acclaimed, "Been A Long Time Coming" won the 2006 WYCE (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Jammie Award for Best Blues Album and was nominated for a 2006 Detroit Music Award and a 2006 International Blues Competition award.

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