IOWA CITY – Roster McCabe played more than 180 shows in 2011 and it is on track to exceed 220 shows in 2012, including the Saturday Night Concert Series at 8 p.m. in Iowa City and a Sunday show at 8 p.m. at Mahoney’s in Cedar Rapids. It will be back in Iowa for Camp Euforia in Lone Tree on July 13.
This funk, regga, dance and rock quintet brings a high energy dance party wherever it goes. Drummer Jeff Peterson and bassist Scott
Muellenberg sound like they’ve been grooving together for 30 years. Lead guitarist Michael David Daum brings even the most studied guitar heads to their knees with his unparalleled tone, technique and jaw-dropping solos while Drew Preiner keeps the dance party strong with catchy synth lines and heavy guitar counter melodies. Jamaican Alex Steele adds his soulful, heart-wrenching vocals to this irrepressible instrumentalist core.
Billboard Magazine says: “Roster McCabe … mixing reggae, funk and guitar-rock … led by Steele’s searing vocals and Daum’s twisting guitar solos … [is one of] five up-and-coming jam bands that could draw audiences to the festivals of tomorrow.”
The band with Minneapolis-roots has is completely independent and has grown a national fan base by offering its music for free on its website Rostermccabe.com.