“I think Roxy Roca is a Hot Band and the public and the music industry need to watch. These guys are on the rise!!!”
“A very nice mix of old and new. These guys are on the right track in keeping music real and alive. Soulful and entertaining.”
—Larry Braggs (vocalist, Tower of Power)
“My favorites!! An explosive soul-n-roll, take-no-prisoners dance-off. This is the deal. The REAL deal. Mitch Ryder meets The MGs in the back alley of The Continental Club. It’s a high energy Detroit Texas rumble goin’ on!!”
—Kevn Kinney (vocalist, Drivin N Cryin)
Support Act For:
- B. B. King
- Tom Jones
- Lee Fields
- Mayer Hawthorne
- Trombone Shorty
- Fitz and the Tantrums
- The Roots
- Bobby Rush
- Blues Traveler
- Vintage Trouble
- Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk
No one leaves a Roxy Roca show dissatisfied. A sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul and funk complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of 200 shows a year. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel of peace, love, and positivity. Each tune flows over with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slammin’ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message that 'happiness is a choice', sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca’s Cannon can deliver.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, the band has grown in leaps and bounds in its seven-year existence. In 2015, the band had it's first official release, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy, on Stag Records. Recorded at EAR Studio in Austin with producer Lars Goransson at the helm, the record captures the classic sounds reminiscent of Stax, Motown, and Domino Records.
Most recently Roxy Roca completed the recording of their second studio album at The Bubble in Austin with none other than Grammy Governor Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Darkness, Toadies, Jet). With plans for release in early 2018, the band continues to play shows throughout the United States and will finish out the year with Roxy Roca's first ever Japanese tour.