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There appears to be more than one band that goes by the name 'Red Rooster'. As of now two are mentioned below.Read More...
I. Red Rooster is the New York-based folk collective formed in 1998 and led by Jay Erickson (lead vocals) and Nat Zilkha (lead guitar) - lifelong friends who fashion plainly honest and self-reflective songs from fragments of their diverse musical influences and sensibilities. Originally established as an acoustic act, playing a mix of original and traditional bluegrass, blues and folk, Red Rooster has evolved into highly original and eclectic band with a sound all its own.
Though its roots remain firmly planted in Americana, Red Rooster has created a highly original and urban-infused sound. Today, Red Rooster shows vary from just Jay & Nat with a couple of acoustic guitars, to an urban country orchestra complete with electric guitars, drums, horns, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and a DJ. Their music tells stories that grow out of the rich historical and cultural landscape that is America; from Appalachia to the Delta to destinations unknown. As the Houston Chronicle writes, it is a "...journey through the heart of Americana and roots music."
On their third release, WALK, Jay and Nat pull together a seamless album fashioned from country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, blues and hip-hop. A lot has happened in the years since their critically acclaimed second album, DOSE, was released and it shows in their new tunes. After a successful tour in 2008 (including a breakout appearance at the Newport Folk Festival), the band went to work on WALK. Musically and lyrically their most mature work yet, the album is infused with Red Rooster's signature musical tension between the traditional and the modern.
There is a wide array of musicians who have helped create the Red Rooster urban country orchestra over the years and the core group currently includes Susannah Hornsby (vocals and accordion), Andrew Green (banjo), Dave Gould (saxophone), Brandon Doyle (french horn), Lucas Ives (drums), Daniel Engelman (bass), Jeremy Randol (Drums) and Pete Nilsson (keys).
II. Founder of Belgian group Red Rooster (who doesn't exist anymore) was Marcel Trioen, an icon in the Belgian blues-scene.
Short Bio: Born 15/03/1956 in a small town in Belgium(Zwevezele) , he played his first guitar when he was 12 years old. He played in several bands until he was 25, playing all styles of music with big influences from the Blues and Rock. He started to sing when he was 30, from this day everything took another direction for him.His voice is rough and sexy.
First he was a Guitar player , and suddenly , he was a singer and a guitar player. He is always ready to give people an unforgettable night,no party without live music!!!
Musicians he played with : List is too long! Bands he's started up :Blue Link , Cold Feeling, Jim Walker, The Blue Snakes, Red Rooster, Marcell & Friends and last but not least "Marcell Ac Guitar & Vocals", his One Man Band, sounds great !!!
Marcel played with big names on stage: Carey Bell, Tony O'Malley, Tom Principato, Rudolf Shenker, Memo Gonzales, Monster Mike Welsch, Mel Turner, Roland Vancampenhout, The Blik Dooze Band, Rik Schrauwen....
Musicians on Bluesin' Up by 'Red Rooster' :
Marcel Trioen :Guitar,Vocals
Geert Haeck : 2nd guitar,backing vocals
Peter Bauwens : Hammond
Ronny Verduyn : Drums