Monday, June 5, 2017

About Queens County Roots

"kicks up some seriously rootsy dust" --Tinnitist

QCR has been called “the gospel of real life shit” (Divide and Conquer). The Queens, NYC-based band is home to the Southern-flavored songwriting of guitarist Marlon Hurt. As an expat Atlanta boy living in New York City, Marlon’s music showcases a meeting of opposites: blues meets pop; hooks meet poetry. This playful take on established Americana styles led some critics to declare QCR one of the best emerging bands of 2019 (Indie Spoonful; Please Pass the Indie).

QCR works closely with producer, soul singer-songwriter, and former member, Jesse Maxwell.

Queens County Roots is:
Rachel Dalton, lead vocals
Marlon Hurt, guitar, lap steel, harmonica, vocals
Josh Agulnick, guitar
Hope Johnson, keyboards, vocals
Dominic Farnan, bass
Luke Gefell, drums, vocals

Rachel headed up the long-lived, Brooklyn-based soul outfit, The IrresponsiblesMarlon is the main songwriter of the group, and was the driving artistic force behind the original blues band, The Hurt ProjectHope is a Brooklyn native and half of the duo Hope and Maggie, whose song videos have over a quarter million views on YouTube. Josh is a multi-instrumentalist from Boston, formerly with the group Wonder City. Dom was the bandleader for Backyard Soul. Luke has been a staple of the NYC rock and blues scene for many years.

"It's almost like the gospel of real life shit" --Divide and Conquer

"deftly pulls from rock, blues, bluegrass, R&B, pop and gospel"--BucketList

"one of the best emerging bands of 2019" --Indie Spoonful

"tight as hell" --Please Pass the Indie

"If I was a good executive producer I'd be able to tell you everything about this band" --Indie Music LIVE!