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"Fans of Leo Kottke or Michael Hedges will find themselves right at home with [Roth's] intricate guitar work...beautifully written lyrics." - San Francisco Art Magazine
"Superb guitar player, singer, songwriter well worth seeking out...exquisite, emotional and powerful!" - Maverick Magazine (UK)
"Now you know—Justin Roth has come into his own." - John Gorka, Red House Recording Artist
Justin Roth is a nationally touring singer/ songwriter/ acoustic guitarist who combines an artful blend of hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive finger-style guitar technique for a unique mix of acoustic indie folk. Justin has toured with Red House recording artist John Gorka and has opened for some of the finest singer/songwriters on the acoustic music scene, including Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Darrell Scott, and David Wilcox. Equally, his guitar playing has earned him shared stages with some of the greatest finger-style players of today, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee, California Guitar Trio and Pat Donohue. Festival performances include Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Kerrville Folk Festival and Sisters Folk Fest, as well as teaching guitar workshops at each. He has sold over 11,000 copies of his five independent CDs in addition to being a core contributor to an instrumental album produced for Target Stores, entitled Lifescapes - Solo Guitar, which has sold over 70,000 copies nationwide. Justin's fan-funded new album, Now You Know, which he engineered, produced, played and sang every note himself in his bedroom studio, was voted as one of the Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011 by Roots Music Report.
Opening for Justin will be Nashville-based Korby Lenker -- a sneaky-good songwriter. And singer. And multi-instrumentalist.
An abbreviated list of Lenker’s achievements so far includes: a significant amount of airplay on the legendary Seattle indie rock station KEXP; a BBC 2 interview with Bob Harris, which is only about the highest honor a rootsy singer-songwriter touring the U.K. can get; opening slots for acts ranging from Willie Nelson to Ray LaMontagne, Nickel Creek, Keith Urban, Susan Tedeschi and Tristan Prettyman; a successful run with one of the hottest young West Coast bluegrass bands of the aughts; and wins in the Merlefest folk songwriting contest as well as the Kerrville Folk Festival’s elite New Folk songwriting competition.
Lenker’s composition “My Little Life” brought him the Kerrville honors in 2012. It doesn’t seem possible that one song could work so well in such disparate worlds, but it also proved its powers as a galvanizing piece of indie-pop, drawing a small army of likeminded, rising Nashville artists and personalities—Jeremy Lister and Katie Herzig to name two—to make lip-syncing, ukulele-strumming cameos in Lenker’s music video.