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JJ ROOTS Release latest Single From Upcoming Studio Album 'Trillium House Studio Sessions'
“COLD” is heavily influenced by folk songwriting legend Sixto Rodriguez, a favourite songwriter/poet of JJ ROOTS and is also musically inspired by their favourite guitar finger-picking stylist, Tommy Emmanuel.
With "COLD", Jocelyn Parlee & Jeff Scott Gray wanted to bring to light the difficulties faced by the homeless population across the globe that continues to grow due to the mitigating factors of financial inequality, substance abuse, and mental illness.
COLD was recorded at Trillium House Studio and produced by renowned award-winning producer/engineer Paul Milner.
JJ ROOTS exploded on the East Coast music scene with the launch of their self produced debut album “Here Goes Something".
With soul-lifting vocals and powerful melodic riffs, JJ ROOTS excites audiences with a highly impactful mixture of their Contemporary Roots/Folk/Americana vibe. They also showcase the music that inspires them through their original “JJROOTified” covers while creating profound responses from audience members.
In under 2 years since forming the duo, Jeff & Jocelyn have experienced sold out concerts on tour, received airplay across Canada, USA, and UK, as well as various TV and Radio appearances on CTV, Global, and CBC, and won their 2nd international award in 2019 for Overall Folk/Americana Duo of the Year.
Their sonic style has previously been referenced to such storytelling greats as Buffy Sainte-Marie & Joan Baez with a twist of Fleetwood Mac's vintage edge.
They are currently releasing singles from their Trillium House Studio sessions they co- produced with renowned award winning engineer/producer Paul Milner throughout the Pandemic shutdown.
With a fresh approach to writing this follow up studio album, Jocelyn and Jeff continue to transform their Contemporary/Roots sound.