Redwood Roots SouLful rock reggae fusion

Our Story

Redwood Roots is a Bay Area band with a foundation of Soul, Alt Rock, Reggae and Fusion. When you hear this band, the music takes you back and moves you forward in time, all together. The lineage of the sound is distinctive.

The instrumentation is current with roots to the past. It's old school, new school. You feel like you've heard this music, but you haven't, because it's original. Occasionally, there is that cover tune with a surprise and a twist.

The stories being told will ground you and lift you up. All said, you are either living these stories or someone you know is experiencing them in their lives. So, there is always a connection, musically and or lyrically.

The Redwood Roots debut album, Finding Zion, is now available on 95 on line stores world-wide such as iTunes, Amazon, Google and

We look forward to an opportunity to introduce our music to you. We also invite you to share our music with your family and friends.

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The Band

Anthony Souffront

Rhythm guitar, vocals and composer. Anthony is a self-taught, multi instrument musician. Influenced by reggae and oldies, when writing he is always inspired by people around him and everyday life.

"Our music is real. We bring a conscious vibe to our audience. It's about the experience." A. Souffront.

Chris Vail

Lead guitar, vocals, keys if needed. Chris has a diverse variety of music influences. A perpetual student of his craft, agile, amazing ear for soulful tone and ripping guitar solos.

"We want you to feel each chord or note as if it offers a unique voice calling you to lift your spirits." C. Vail.

Mike Vargo

Bass, vocals and mentor. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity. Mike is a masterful improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, alt rock, funk edged jazz and R&B.

"At the core of the music is the rhythm. We like it tight and locked down." M. Vargo


Drums, percussion, vocals, arranger and other stuff. G's musical influences traverse a wide spectrum of genres but anchors to jazz, funk, latin and rock. Great listening and feel is key to the groove he brings to the music. It's all about the mix not the match.

"We deliver the music in a way that you want to experience it over and over because it feels good." G
Redwood Art by artist Sonda

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