Now back to the music with AJ Roach

Grew up in the Appalachian mountains, his bio stresses that when he sings about the mountains and Appalchia it’s because he experienced that culture firsthand growing up. I’m very impressed by the three tracks that are available for download from his site and I am surprised I’ve never come accross AJ Roach before. His one release is called Dogwood Winter and is available through his site.


AJ’s got a great website with a great links section that I will be stealing ideas from all week long. Many of the artists he links to also appeare on Dogwood Winter; including Laurie Lewis, Nels Cline and Noe Venable.


Here’s three from Dogwood Winter:

Granddaddy [Download]

Mountain Heir [Download]


3 Responses to “Now back to the music with AJ Roach”

  1. Anonymous says:

    caught AJ last year at a small venue in San Francisco – decent live show.

  2. Anonymous says:

    this is the real deal thanx jazzyhair

  3. jackerle says:

    He’s an impressive artist. He went to Rye Cove (Va.) hi school, Va Tech where he did computer science. He wrote the software for the effects in “Matrix” for Warner Brothers where he worked until he decided to go full time music. Lots of airplay in England too.

    The legendary A.P. Carter wrote a song about Anthony John Roach’s school “Cyclone at Rye Cove.” They are from the same county. -scrapiron jack