Monday, June 5, 2017

About Queens County Roots

The new special collaboration EP with Jesse Maxwell is finally out! Check out "The Moon Sessions"!

"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 native 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 (Indie Spoonful; Please Pass the Indie).

QCR works closely with artist and producer Jesse Maxwell.

Queens County Roots is:
Rachel Dalton, lead vocals
Marlon Hurt, guitar, lap steel, harmonica, vocals
Hope Johnson, keyboards, vocals
Dominic Farnan, bass
Luke Gefell, drums
Garrett Williams, trombone, vocals, percussion, guitar
Josh Clark, saxophone

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. Dom was the bandleader for Backyard Soul. Luke is a member of several projects, including the house band at SweetbriarGarrett is a multi-instrumentalist also formerly with The IrresponsiblesJosh has performed in funk, rock, and pop groups, and toured with the likes of Milo Z.

"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" --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!