Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 12/12/00  and contains information from public web pages.

Dr. Doctor Oakroot

Wrong Dr. Doctor Oakroot?

Founder

Chapel Hill
 
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Dr Oakroot's TONIC

Education

  • guitar , bass , and flute
    North Carolina School of the Arts
Web References
### NCSC Artist: Dr Oakroot ###
www.ncsongwriters.org, 12 Dec 2000 [cached]
Dr. Oakroot
...
Dr Oakroot
...
DOCTOR OAKROOT was born in a taxi with no brakes on the way to hospital in New Haven, Connecticut... "and I haven't stopped rolling since."
Oakroot studied guitar, bass, and flute at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC, and began busking (performing on the street for tips) in 1978.
In the early '90s, he played bass, guitar and other instruments in Kalamazoo, MI based Common Sounds.It was during this period that he started seriously writing songs.In 1994, Oakroot co-founded Chapel Hill based Emrys, in which he played bass and eventually became the lead singer and principle songwriter.In 1998, he split away from Emrys to form Dr Oakroot's TONIC in order to take his songwriting more in the direction of his unique approach to finger-style blues.
Update, Jan 2000: Dr Oakroot's TONIC has broken up, but, as Oakroot says, "This is actually a good thing... I'm more than ready go back to playing solo so I can concentrate on getting back to an acoustic root-blues sound."
"[Oakroot's] been playing guitar for 30 years and has developed a mean slide delivery."Chuck Waters, The Independent Weekly
"Dr. Oakroot, clearly a crowd favorite, plays rock, blues and jazz, and sounds like a funky version of Garrison Kellior.
Other People with the name "Oakroot":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.
zirhbt201304