Julian Root – Guitar and Vocals
Born in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Julian has lived in Philadelphia since 2005.
Past Bands: Julian played guitar in the quintessentially unheard punk band Exiting Traffic from 2003-2005.
Current Bands: Crazy Man Crazy. Julian may also be seen crooning, yelping, howling and/or growling with his acoustic guitar around Philadelphia, either serenading passersby on the streets or paralyzing crowds in dive bars and West Philly basements with the likes of Dragonzord and Erik Petersen. Visit his solo acoustic myspace page: www.myspace.com/julianrootisinperson
Influences: Squeaky hardwood floors, bicycle rides at 3AM, whiskey sours, Tom Waits. Early blues: Blind Blake, the Rev. Gary Davis, Lightnin Hopkins, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lead Belly, etc. Let’s not forget Black Sabbath. Punk ranging from Television to Tragedy. Loooooves The Replacements too. Folk as well: Phil Ochs, Utah Phillips, John Prine.
Shoe Size: 12
Credo: Walk fast, talk last. All of my friends are becoming lawyers!