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Eugene, OR
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Portrait of rootdown
If you are looking for a good time and some live music then you need to come to a ROOTDOWN show. The infectious enthusiasm of the group's performance will have you smiling and moving your feet from the door to the dance floor. Comprised of six Oregonians who love reggae music ROOTDOWN has put their roots down in college town Eugene. Combining elements of pop, rock and reggae their music creates a vibrant mood of sunshine even where it rains most of the year

"If anyone needs music to brighten up their day the most it is us in the northwest," tim the toolman hemphill says. "Especially in the winter when it's dark and rainy we need some music to remember how good we got it in the summers.

Their audience is as diverse as the sound ranging from young to old who love eclectic sounds and dance till the sun comes up. ROOTDOWN falls into the “pop/rock/reggae” category of band and genre, a well-developed musical culture with roots stretching back to the early days of Bob Marley, through the years of Sublime, and into today with acts like Slightly Stoopid, Pepper and Matisyahu

The members met on MySpace scoping each other’s music profiles out and began jamming in the summer of 2007. On November 20, they released their first 4-song EP on Ocean Ave Records, which was downloaded over 5,000 times the first two weeks and still is being distributed free via the net

You can download the ROOTDOWN EP for free by visiting

The new EP is produced by Jeffery David, mixed by Andrew Nast and mastered by Hans DeKline who ROOTDOWN also met on, yep, MySpace. (Thanks Tom!

A note from Ocean Ave Records

To receive ROOTDOWN's first EP for free, we ask that you agree to the following terms: your email address will be added to the Ocean Ave Newsletter and will be provided to ROOTDOWN. You will also have the option of providing the emails of up to five friends. An email will be sent to your friends informing them of this great offer on your behalf. Ocean Ave Records will NOT sell or spam your friends. If you do not receive an email with the download link please send us a message.