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Why We Do What We Do

We love our music as much as you do. However, we can only bring the music to you if we pay for it through licensing fees to every musical artist and author. We must also pay for the streaming service, broadcast equipment, and engineering support. We are listener-supported, commercial-free, and staffed entirely by volunteers. Without…
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Wonderful Show From John Batdorf at The Focal Point

The Roots proudly welcomed the return of John Batdorf to the Focal Point in Maplewood Saturday, June 3rd.  John performed for two-plus hours in a special “listening room” setting, The concert for almost sold out. The Roots was well represented, with 50% of the audience responding will applause each time Batdorf mentioned The Roots. Almost…
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"Everybody", the new CD release by Danny Liston is his best work to date.

“Everybody”, the new CD release by Danny Liston is his best work to date.

Produced and mixed by Jim Gaines at Bessie Blue Studios, released on Blue House Records. Each CD is signed by Danny Liston. Now available in the Roots Loot Store.
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Volunteers Needed

As the Roots grows, we need more volunteers working behind the scenes to keep The Roots rocking. We have five new volunteer positions we need to fill right now. Below the five new positions, we have two Key Volunteer opportunities requiring more time. Please log into the Membership Portal and select Volunteer for more information.…
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The Roots Behind The Curtain

by Jerry Meyer, Roots Archivist What does an archivist do at the Roots?  I am responsible for curveting albums that we have available for the DJ to play. I make sure the tagging of the songs is correct. This information includes the Artist, Album Name, Release date, and length. This is the information you see…
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