Justin Roth

  • Justin Roth
  • Genre
    Songwriter Folk
  • Date
    Saturday 08/13/2016
  • Time
    6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Place
    Singer-Songwriters Stage
  • Justin Roth is a nationally touring singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist who combines brilliantly inventive fingerstyle guitar arrangements, €”using altered tunings, partial capos and two-hand tapping techniques, €”with his unique mix of acoustic indie folk.

    Justin has toured with Red House recording artist John Gorka and opened for some of the finest singer/songwriters on the acoustic music scene, including Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Darrell Scott and David Wilcox.

    Equally, his guitar playing has earned him shared stages with some of the greatest fingerstyle players of today, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee and Pat Donohue. Festival appearances include the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival and Sisters Folk Festival, as well as teaching guitar workshops at each.

    He has sold over 12,000 copies of his five independent CDs. In addition, he was a core contributor to an instrumental album produced for Target Stores, entitled "Lifescapes-Solo Guitar," which sold over 70,000 copies nationwide. Justin's fan-funded album "€œNow You Know"€ was voted as one of the Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011.

    "€œFans of Leo Kottke or Michael Hedges will find themselves right at home with [Roth's] intricate guitar work...beautifully written lyrics." -San Francisco Art Magazine.