American Roots Revue premieres on STAGE. A Twin Cities PBS Original Production.

 

American Roots Revue was created to celebrate the many cultures that call this land home. The featured artists and band members are not only dear friends and incredible musicians, but deeplycommited to the communities in which they live.  As Pete Seeger, whose Hammer Song is featured on this recording, said, “If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things.”  And one of those things is you.  My our music bring you joy. Thanks for all you do.”  – Larry Long,  Producer of American Roots Revue & Featured Artist

Music brings us all together so that we can touch heart to heart because we’re all human beings. I think people will be amazed at what they hear because they’re gonna hear almost every genre of music within the American music spectrum.  African American music, folk music, the blues, gospel, all of it’s there. – Billy Steele, Keyboards & Vocals

“Everybody in this group is about the project and the music and believes in it. So that makes all the difference in the world. I heard somebody describe live performance is like sharing air they called it collective effervescence. Isn’t that wonderful?” – Claudia Schmidt, Featured Artist

“Music really is a universal language, a language that everybody can speak.”  – Tonia Hughes Kendrick, Featured Artist

I think all of us are trying to put our best foot forward and create a moment that people can take with them forever. That’s kind of like why we do what we do. We want everybody to walk away with that moment. If I can say one thing to wake you up or to keep you encouraged to keep living, I’ve done my job. – Robert Robinson,  Featured Artist

Music is love as far as I’m concerned. I always want people to be uplifted.  Michael Bland, Leader of the Band & Drums

American Roots Revue Premieres Friday, July 22nd at 9 P.M. on STAGE:TPT-PBS.

Streaming on the PBS Video App