Awarded ?Best Entertainer of 2003? recently by the 2004 Chicago Music Awards. Roots Rock Society, founded in December of 1986, strongly believes in keeping their heritage and culture alive with their energetic live show and innovative blend of reggae, calypso, soul, zouk and other rhythms of the African Diaspora.
RRS with the CBS News Crew Hailed as ?Chicago legends? by Tribune's Metromix TV and ?Chicago's Premier Reggae Band? by WGN Morning News with their one of a kind sound, sometimes being described as tropical soul or ?root soul?.
In 2003 with the release of their award winning CD ?Riddim to Riddim? RRS reached one million viewers and listeners with television and radio performances, matched with articles and ads in newspapers and magazines. Critics have labeled RRS ?Nation's Best?.
What makes RRS stand out are their live performances as well as their original recorded material. Timeless tracks, smooth vocals, vibrant instrumentals matched with exotic rhythms and delightful lyrics performed in English with Spanish and French accents. It is a fine mixture of quality and care with a healing effect leaving you wanting more. Their 1997 CD ?Again? reached over 200 radio stations worldwide. Play lists and letters were coming in from the US and places as far away as France, Africa, New Guinea, Germany, Poland, Spain and Ireland.