Taproot at Rockford’s Bar 3 Sunday, Dec. 9

Modern rockers Taproot, from Ann Arbor, Mich., have toured alongside Godsmack, Stained, Halestorm, Rob Zombie, Smile Empty Soul, Hurt and Nonpoint, among others.

Staff Report

Modern rockers Taproot will perform at Rockford’s Bar 3 Sunday, Dec. 9. Opening acts include 12 Stones, Digital Summer, Prospect Hill, Dorydrive, 3 Pill Morning, Gone for Days, Beyond Threshold and In the Hour. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Taproot mixes their blue-collar work ethic with powerful choruses, magnetic riffs and intense energy to create real American hard rock.

The band celebrated its 15th anniversary with the release of their sixth studio album, The Episodes. “There are no gimmicks or tricks here; just solid rock ’n’ roll, good songwriting and a lot of hard work,” Loudwire wrote of the album.

Vocalist Stephen Richards recently came clean with Loudwire regarding his battle with seizures and talked about the changes he has had to make in his performance. He continues to work relentlessly to make sure his fans are given an incredible show and a memorable experience.

The band — from Ann Arbor, Mich. — has toured alongside some of music’s greatest bands such as Godsmack, Stained, Halestorm, Rob Zombie, Smile Empty Soul, Hurt, Nonpoint and more.

Prior to their Dec. 9 appearance in Rockford, Taproot will be at the Green Bay Distillery in Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 6. After their stop in Rockford, the band will head to the Fillmor in Wausau, Wis., Dec. 12, and Bobby McGee’s in Chicago Ridge, Ill., Dec. 13. The band will conclude its tour with a Dec. 22 performance at The Rave in Milwaukee.

For more about the band, visit facebook.com/TaprootMusic or victoryrecords.com/taproot.

From the Dec. 5-11, 2012, issue

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