Wes Hoke and the Bare Roots Band is a 4-piece jam band playing a huge variety of tunes from different genres and time periods, including an extensive repertoire of original songs encompassing the same diverse range in styles. Wes Hoke is a Singer/Songwriter from Central PA that has been writing songs now for 3 decades. Most tunes are crafted on the acoustic guitar pulling from everything from folk to funk, blues to bluegrass, jazz to jam, and pop to rock. The Bare Roots Band takes those originals songs and a huge variety of covers and turns them into an electric and eclectic live show. With each band member having over 20-25 years of professional music experience, the band pushes a century's worth of live music experience and performance.
We play about 50% original and 50% cover music. We cover classic rock artists like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers. We play modern rock from artists like Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Talking Heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime. We play jam bands like The Grateful Dead, Phish, Moe., and Umphrey's McGee. We play old school funk and soul like Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Parliament, Commodores, and Otis Redding.
The one thing we really love to do is have FUN! So check out our calendar and come have some fun with us sometime! The merrier the audience is, the better we get!