Southern California has always been a hot bed for roots music. The Hollywood machine was responsible for Gene Autry, Bob Wills & Roy Rogers. Bakersfield brought us Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Central Avenue was the social hub for African- Americans in post WWII Los Angeles; with Charles Brown, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Otis, Pee Wee Crayton, T-Bone Walker and Big Joe Turner. Later came Jackson Brown, David Lindly, Captain Beefheart, Los Lobos, the Blasters, and the Paladins. The list could go on for days!
This rich musical heritage is the inspiration for Root 66 recording company. We want to bring roots music to a public moving further and further from its traditions and musical heritage. The Los Angeles roots rock scene is healthy and loaded with talent. Root 66 is working with Los Angeles area musicians and songwriters but also has an ear towards the world stage. Root 66 is dedicated to promoting artists who have been flying under the radar. Our focus is on Roots Rock, Blues, Honky Tonk, Rock-a-Billy, Folk and Rock & Roll.
Our star artist at Root 66 recording co. is Los Angeles roots rock veteran, Dale Peterson. He blends Honky Tonk, Blues and Rock & Roll into a Roots Rock gumbo, spiced with twangy surf, grinding blues and honky tonk heart breakers. Dale’s music is the corner stone for the Root 66 sound.
There are other performers we plan to represent, but we are a small label and can only handle so many acts. At the present time, we are not accepting demo submissions of any kind and if they are submitted, they will not be returned.