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Beat Root Revival
When Andrea Magee first laid eyes on Ben Jones during his show in Kent, UK, she was instantly impressed. Magee, a native of Ireland and at the time a high school music teacher and local musician, she remembers being completely knocked out by the performance and on-stage aura of the guitar-strumming Englishman. During the after-show, the two instantly hit it off. The friendship between Magee and Jones eventually blossomed, so they left the UK to settle in Austin, Texas, where they comfortably nestled into the city’s vibrant music community.
Describing their sound as “organic, acoustic, rhythmic and rootsy,” having two singer-songwriters can often make for a very limited sound, but not Magee and Jones. They managed to make their strengths out of their constraints and eventually decided to leave their previous solo endeavors behind. Having bonded over beet root sandwiches and been influenced by roots band music, it made it easy for Magee and Jones to come up with a name: Thus, Beat Root Revival was born.
Honing their craft in Austin, Beat Root Revival channeled the positive energy surrounding their new project through new opportunities that would make them better musicians. Main
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