Story | Ethos
Root Down is grounded in story and character.
As a vision from diverse backgrounds, the riff behind the name pays homage to the late and great Jimmy Smith, a legendary 1960’s jazz musician. His live song and album, recorded in 1972 entitled Root Down (And Get It) speaks to the ability of returning to the root or “one” chord of the song. Melodic, raw, vital, earthy.
The Beastie Boys, taking their own spin on the tune made it funky, gritty and fresh in the album Ill Communication. Mirroring the song’s history, Root Down’s philosophy echoes these cords. We are imperfect but celebrate the flaws.