It is not only heart, but blood that unites the core of Roosevelt Diggs. At its base: Two brothers, Levi and Logan Duddles, who have spent a lifetime creating and writing music together. With the addition of the musical backbone of Jon Shears on the upright bass and John Ellsworth on percussion, they transformed from two brothers picking on stringed instruments to a band with a fire inside.
Musically, Roosevelt Diggs finds itself in the long standing Michigan tradition of acoustic based music. Blending Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rockabilly and Rock and Roll into a melting pot of true Americana, Roosevelt Diggs proudly carries on this tradition and brings a genuine approach to acoustic music.
Since its beginning in 2008, Roosevelt Diggs has made its way around Michigan performing in some of the finest concert venues, breweries, and festivals. Whether it’s a high energy evening in your favorite brewery, a Wednesday afternoon at a music in the park, or the opening set for a sold out nationally touring act, their music was felt and embraced by audiences of all ages and musical preferences.
Roosevelt Diggs released their third album, "Better Days" in November of 2018. Better Days displays an evident growth in songwriting and arrangements from their 2014 release, "Songs From The Shed". The album captures a band with over a decade playing music together recording in one of the areas finest studios, Third Coast Recording. Better Days harnesses the energy and flow from their live shows along with the shine of a superb studio album. Better Days was awarded a 2019 WYCE "Jammie" for the Listener's Choice Album Of The Year.
Music is felt, not heard. Live music is an exchange of emotions from musician to audience and back again. It is something that cannot be harnessed with a silver disk or mp3. Roosevelt Diggs brings the wide influences of four individuals into one painted landscape. They focus their obsession for music into this live music setting…..for true Roosevelt Diggs, experience it live.
ONE SENTIENCE BIO
An energetic blend of Folk, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, and Rock-n-Roll.
KIND WORDS FROM THE PRESS:
"There’s plenty of raw power in the music of Roosevelt Diggs, balanced by engaging moments of poignant tenderness and insights into life’s hard lessons. It all makes this one of West Michigan’s most compelling releases of 2018."
John Sinkevics~Local Spins
"They take the stage each night ready to have the time of their lives, erasing the notion that their time would be better spent doing anything else. It’s Game 7— everyone wins and everyone is given the opportunity to feel something spectacular, together." -Kevin Lamb~This Is A Good Sound.
"Roosevelt Diggs continued their rise in the west Michigan music scene, showing us all once again how to feel the music and get back to the basics of emotive tones and vivid, storytelling lyrics."
Jeff Brinn~Ultra Michigan
"West Michigan’s Roosevelt Diggs turned up the heat on the main stage with their original blend of Americana, rock, and old-timey music. The crowd began moving and dancing to the classic upright bass, drum and guitar combo as soon as the band began its set. Their heartwarming energy, paired with the band’s musicality and soaring vocals, drew people to the stage for a rambunctious tour through their original music catalog."
Jamie Brackman - Local Spins
Levi Duddles - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Melodica
Logan Duddles - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica
John Ellsworth - Drums, Percussion, Accordian, Vocals
Jon Shears - Upright Bass, Vocals
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