ROOTBOUND has a 15-song CD available. For more information, CLICK HERE
ROOTBOUND was a duo that took the traditional sounds of Appalachian old-time, bluegrass, and early country music and brought them into the present. Paying loving tribute to the duet sounds of such seminal groups as the Louvin Brothers and the Stanley Brothers and the wide-ranging repertoire of the Carter Family, singer/guitarist Deb Kauffmann and mandolinist/guitarist/singer Henry Koretzky infused the classic repertoire with new material drawn from contemporary songwriters.
ROOTBOUND focused on songs with timeless emotional connections and tight, soulful harmonies. The sound of two voices, mandolin, and guitar fueled American roots music for several decades. Deb and Henry carried on this tradition in a distinctive new-tyme/old-time mix of love songs, traditional ballads, and original compositions. These were interspersed with hard-driving fiddle tunes, ageless songs like Lily May Ledford's "Banjo Picking Girl," and innovative covers such as "Dark End of the Street" arranged as a Louvin-style waltz.
This Pennsylvania-based duo released their first full length recording, and, while no longer performing together, Debbi and Henry are still taking their music to new audiences who appreciate ROOTBOUND's eclectic mix of tradition with innovation. Debbi tours with Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz and plays with the bluegrass band Pasture Prime, as well as teaching classes at Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV. Henry performs with a wide variety of roots-based groups in a broad range of styles, as well as being a regular auxiliary faculty member at Folk College and Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering and teaching private mandolin and guitar students. To see what Debbi and Henry are up to now, click on their Bio pages and then click on their Schedules. For more information, contact: