“Fans of Leo Kottke or Michael Hedges will find themselves right at home with [Roth’s] intricate guitar work…beautifully written lyrics.” – San Francisco Art Magazine
Justin Roth is a nationally touring singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist based in Colorado. His brilliantly inventive fingerstyle guitar arrangements define his unique mix of indie folk and instrumental guitar music. Justin has toured with David Wilcox and John Gorka and opened for some of the finest singer/songwriters on the acoustic music scene, including Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Darrell Scott, and Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary). Equally, his guitar playing has earned him shared stages with some of the greatest fingerstyle players of today, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee and Pat Donohue. Major festival appearances include the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Kerrville Folk Festival and Sisters Folk Fest, as well as teaching his unique style and techniques at guitar workshops, festival workshops and online at JamPlay.com. He has sold over 13,000 copies of his five independent CDs in addition to being a core contributor to an instrumental album produced for Target Stores by guitarist extraordinaire, Billy McLaughlin, entitled Lifescapes – Solo Guitar, which has sold over 70,000 copies nationwide. Justin’s fan-funded album, Now You Know, was voted as one of the Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011.
“Superb guitar player, singer, songwriter well worth seeking out…exquisite, emotional and powerful!” – Maverick Magazine (UK)
“Now you know—Justin Roth has come into his own.”– John Gorka, Red House Recording Artist
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