The Roadhouse Roosters are a three piece blues trio playing blues, boogie, bottleneck slide. Music from Johnny Winter, ZZ Top, Stones, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Stray Cats, Blues Brothers, Ray Charles, many others and originals. Music that keeps people moving and feet taping.
We are the Roadhouse Roosters and hail from the northern suburbs of the “Big Apple”, aka New York city. As a trio, we play an up tempo, boogie and blues repertoire that’s heavy on slide guitar, electric and acoustic, and designed to keep ourselves and the audience from ever getting bored. We specialize in doing our own arrangements of interesting cover tunes as well as our own originals. It all started in 2011 when Joel Smith [vocals, lead and slide guitars] approached Rick Greenop [vocals, bass guitar] with the idea of making the occasional Saturday night a bit more interesting. Now with Chris Rottkamp performing percussion duties, we are now rocking it for all it’s worth. We continue to record our original tunes at Ken Eichler’s Sliding Door studio in New Rochelle N.Y., a state of the art facility, that have aired on DJ Wendee’s blues show, and later on dj Christine Vitale’s show, both on Fairleigh Dickinson’s WFDU 89.1 fm radio station out of Jersey city. Heavily influenced by Johnnie Winter and other great blues men of the past, we try to give the listeners a rocking good time when they come out to a live show.