With a passion and undeniable respect for roots music, this power group gives rise to a unique soulful sound, while remembering the musicians that laid the foundation be for them. This Rampant sound comes from a deep spot within the soul and can be linked to a collaboration of blues, funk, rock, folk and even reggae, forming an atmosphere of soulful jams. Rampant Roots consists of Will Effertz, the lyricist, vocalist and guitarist of the group. Demitri Rallis, also from the infamous jam group Frogleg, known for his soulful lightning solos. Josh Maxwell, the room shaker, where ever goes… the funk will follow, the master of the thundering bass. And finally the spine of the band, Derek Fagerwold, who can be found playing with countless bands within the twin cities, bringing the rampant rhythm.
Rampant Roots form a night of ol’ style jams mixed with self-written music and soul-shaking covers. A few of their many influences consist of Allman Brothers, Bob Marley, Ray Charles, Neil Young, Widespread Panic, Parliament Funkadelic and so on. “We respect our roots but we also love to add our own Rampant twist and simply get dowwwwwn.”