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Monday, November 28th, 2013 12:00 PM PST
The Bitter Roots Live at the White Rabbit  


Monday, November 25th, 2013 10:00 AM PST

Next Show White Rabbit in Fremont December 21st

We will be at the White Rabbit in the center of the universe Fremont Saturday December 21st 11PM Set Time.
The Bitter Roots Live at the White Rabbit  


Friday, November 1st, 2013 11:30 AM PDT

Happy all Saints day!

 


Thursday, October 17th, 2013 11:30 AM PDT

November Show Added

We will be at the Tony V's in Everett Friday November 22nd.
The Bitter Roots Live at Tony V's  


Thursday, October 17th, 2013 11:30 AM PDT

December Show Added

We will be at the White Rabbit in the center of the universe Fremont Saturday December 21st.
The Bitter Roots Live at the White Rabbit  


Friday, Septmeber 6th, 2013 9:41 AM PDT

Holiday Video and Single to be released November 1st

We will be releasing a new video for Prophets and Saviors November 1st All Saints Day, keep an eye out for that. In the meantime demo work continues for a new album to be releaed in late 2014.
The Bitter Roots Prophets and Saviors

 


Friday, August 23rd, 2013 3:41 AM PDT

Live at the Sunset Ballard Saturday August 24th

The Bitter Roots Live at the Sunset

 


Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 12:01 AM PDT

Victim Video is now live!

The Bitter Roots Victim

The Bitter Roots - Victim

 


Tuesday, August 21st, 2013 10:35 AM PDT

Marian McPartland 1918 - 2013

Marian McPartland was quite simply one of the greatest musicians that ever was. She could play any song from memory in any key transposing and improvising on the fly. Incredible. I have listened to her show Piano Jazz on NPR my entire life. I adore her and I will miss her music and her unmistakable voice very much. RIP

Marian McPartland

 


Saturday, July 27th, 2013 10:00 AM PDT

Family Ties Makes Indie Rock Cafe Top 10

Indie Rock Cafe Top 10 Songs
Each week, listeners determine the Top Ten Songs chart playlist based on which songs are streamed and downloaded the most from the previous week’s posts.
 
 
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 8:01 AM PDT

Shepherd's Pie - Lyric Video

The Bitter Roots Shepherd's Pie

The Bitter Roots Shepherds Pie Lyric Version

 


Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 12:01 AM PDT

Shepherd's Pie - World Premier Video

The Bitter Roots Shepherd's Pie

The Bitter Roots Shepherds Pie

 


Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 5:17 PM PDT

Nice Review on Indie Rock Cafe

Indie Rock Cafe
The Bands That Rock playlist and profile series reviews rock bands, often DIY or under-the-radar, whose talents should not go unnoticed. Most of the bands in this series – as with many other of our playlist series – sent their music in for review. In fact, we receive close to, or more than, a hundred submissions a month. In the past, the Bands that Rock series has been popular with IRC readers, and this marks the fifth installment of this particular series, highlighting the bands Tsar, Dreamers, Eight Feet Deep, The Bitter Roots and The New Self Defense.
 
 
Thursday May 17th, 2013 9:45AM PDT
Cafe Racer May 18th 2013


Thursday May 9th, 2013 8:05AM PDT

We are the KISW Band of The week for Friday May 10th

BJ L&L BAND OF THE WEEK - THE BITTER ROOTS

KISW Loud and Local

We will be featured as the KISW band of the week Friday May 10th, tune into the BJ Shea Morning Experience on 99.9 KISW and check out their site for more info Right Here!

Thank you very much to Jolene and BJ Shea!


Monday May 6th, 2013 12:05AM PDT

For King and Country Video is Now Live!

The Bitter Roots ForKingandCountry


Thursday April 25th, 2013 9:45AM PDT
El Corazon May 10th 2013




Friday March 22nd, 2013 1:05PM PDT

More Pretty Video is Now Live!

The Bitter Roots More Pretty





Wedenesday March 20th, 2013 2:30PM PDT
Skylark April 6th 2013


Sunday Febrary 10th, 2013 2:45PM PDT
Hi Fi March 8th 2013


Saturday December 29th, 2012 2:45PM PDT
Skylark January 17th 2013


Thursday December 27th, 2012 9:33PM PDT
Star Theater Portland December 28th 2012


Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 8:33AM PDT

Chiaroscuro is available now

The Bitter Roots Chiaroscuro


Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 8:33AM PDT
Mars Bar October 13th 2012


Sunday, September 16th, 2012 9:00PM PDT

Live Shows to Come - Meet the Bass Player

This is Don on the Left, and he is our new bass player. Don played with a cool band called Loser a few years back. We are going to be playing live soon at Mars Bar October 13th and then again later in the month at the Merchants. Come on down and check out the power of 3.

The Bitter Roots


Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 12:00AM PDT

This is the first Song on our new Album.

The Bitter Roots ForKingandCountry

For King and Country .mp3(320) For King and Country .wav(CDA)

Well Don't Collapse now
The World is not ending
Don't you be afraid of the rhythm sending.

Sending you straight back home.

Five long years now
Life in the Gutter
All you left behind was your Children's Mother.

Well whats the plan when they come back broken in threes?

You serve For King and Country
You give your Life
All that is left behind is a lonely woman and child.
If you were to ask me just what I would say
You've got to stay strong you've got to to fight on
You've got to hope for better days

It makes me shiver,
Are we the winner
Well what's the purpose,
To make them serve us?

Well whats the plan when they come back broken in threes?



 
 
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 1:35PM PDT

Our new Album is Done

Here is the Cover Art and Track Listing, a big hank you to Sherry Loeser

We will be at Studio Litho and RFI this week with Floyd Reitsma Mixing and Mastering. The first single For King and Country Will be out at the end of August.

The Bitter Roots Chiaroscuro

For King and Country
Christmas Song
Soldier On
More Pretty
Huegette Butte America
Limen
Bottles
From the Beginning
Gilded Cage
Family Ties
Prophets and Saviors



 
 
Tuesday, April 10th, 2011 7:00 AM PDT

Me and You available now on Rock Band

Our second Rock band song Me and You is live. Feel the Power. Live the Dream.





RockBand  
 
Thursday, January 19th, 2011 8:00 PM PDT

We are in the studio working on a full length release for the fall

inderschtudio

inderschtudio  
 
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Friday, December 9th, 2011 4:00 PM PDT

The Bitter Roots Live on Rock Band

Our first Rock band song Victim is live, so play along with us. How exciting.



RockBand  
 
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 8:30 AM PDT

The New Single Me and You IS Available Now

If music could saw a log in half, this would be the song to do it, oh yes.

Me and You by TheBitterRoots
The Bitter Roots Me and You  
 
Monday, October 24th, 2011 8:30 AM PDT

Wanted: Bass/Keys

Ben and I have begun writing our 3rd album and we are looking for a Bass Player or a Keyboard Player to join us. Please contact us if that is in fact you or someone you know.

 
 
Friday, October 20th, 2011 8:30 AM PDT

The Bitter Roots are coming to Rock Band

We have word our fist Rock band song Victim is in community testing phase and should be live for download in November.

offbeat



RockBand

 
 
Firday, June 17th, 2011 5:30 PM PDT

We Have Schwag!

Monday, May 16th, 2011 5:30 PM PDT

New Single

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 2:30 PM PDT

Live in Woodland Park Sunday the 12th

We are live at the Seattle Peace Concert Sunday the 12th in Woodland Park.

Show runs from Noon to Six in the lower meadow, enter off 50th.

We go on At 3 PM.

SeaPea 2011

 
Wednesday, May 12th, 2011 11:15 AM PDT

New Single to be released Tuesday May 17th

Ben and I recorded a new song in April it is called Shepherds Pie. We have been gigging it out for few months now. It is a rowdy drinking song for the working people of the world. I hope very much you enjoy it. If you want on the email for that sign up at the left on this page here.  
 
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2011 8:15 AM PDT

Moral Hazard review in Consequence of Sound

The Bitter Roots on Consequence of Sound
The Bitter Roots reach a high point, they really launch into the stratosphere. “Falling” glides on a descending acoustic arpeggio. The interplay between lead and backing vocals creates some excellent harmonies that gradually rise throughout the chorus. Due to the wonderfully low-key production, the entire song feels like it could have been played live in your living room. “Victim” acts as a heavy monster that explodes from a swampy intro and doesn’t look back. Guitars growl around Stetson’s darker-than-usual lyrics about someone turning themselves into a victim. It’s an aggressively awesome presence... - Joe Marvilli
 
 
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 12:15 PM PDT

The Bitter Roots in The Stranger

The Bitter Roots in The Stranger
A few months back, Stranger freelancer and regular nut job Travis Ritter asked Line Out readers what artists they thought were regularly overlooked by this paper's music department. The post got like 80,000 comments, and an overwhelming number of them mentioned The Bitter Roots. - Grant Brissey
 
 
Thursday, April 7th, 2011 10:15 AM PDT

The Bitter Roots in the Home town Press

The Bitter Roots in the Missoula Independent
Seattle musicians Jeff Stetson and Ben Koostra haven't lived in Missoula for over a decade, but there are obvious clues they're still tied here. For one thing, their band is called The Bitter Roots—a tribute to the Bitterroot Mountains. It's a catchy record, not necessarily classifiable but with some of the remnants—minor chord riffing and melodic yearning—that marked the early '90s era of underground rock. - Erika Fredrickson
 
 
Monday, March 23rd, 2011 10:00 AM PDT

Team Clermont Radio Campaign Update

CHMR - St. Johns NL-CanadaCMJ Radio 200 Chart: #29
CHRW - London Ontariolight rotation
CJAM - Windsor Ontariolight rotation
Lasell College Radio Auburndale MACMJ Radio 200 Chart: #4
KALA - Davenport IAlight rotation
KCSS - Turlock CAmedium rotation
KCSU - Ft Collins COlight rotation
KGUR - San Luis Obispo CAlight rotation
KKFI - Kansas City MOlight rotation
KPFT - Houston TXlight rotation
KSCL - Shreveport LACMJ Radio 200 Chart: #28
KWCR - Ogden UTlight rotation
KWUR - St. Louis MOlight rotation
Pandoraopen rotation
MeerRadio - The Netherlandslight rotation
Mully Radioopen rotation
Radio UTD - Richardson TXMedium rotation
RLC-WVPH Piscataway NJlight rotation
RTRfm - Perth Australialight rotation
WAMH - Amherst MAlight rotation
WCNI - New London CTCMJ Radio 200 Chart: #19
WCMU - Mt. Pleasant MILight Rotation
WCUR - West Chester PALight Rotation
WDOM - Providence RIlight rotation
WECB - Boston MAmedium rotation
WBIM - Bridgewater MAlight rotation
WBOR - Brunswick MECMJ Radio 200 Chart: #30
WEOS - Geneva NYlight rotation
WESU - Middleton CTlight rotation
WFDU - Teaneck NJlight rotation
WHCL - Clinton NYlight rotation
WICB - Ithaca NYlight rotation
WKDU - Philadelphia PAavailable
WLUW - Chicago ILlight rotation
WMCO - New Concord OHlight rotation
WMNF - Tampa FLlight rotation
WMPG - Portland MElight rotation
WMSE - Milwaukee WIlight rotation
WMXM - Lake Forest ILlight rotation
WNYU - New York NYlight rotation
WOUB - Athens OHmedium rotation
WPRK - Winter Park FLlight rotation
WRAS - Atlanta GAlight rotation
WRFL-1 - Lexington KYlight rotation
WRSU - New Brunswick NJlight rotation
WRUW - Cleveland OHlight rotation
WSCA - Portsmouth NHlight rotation
WTCC - Springfield MACMJ Radio 200 Chart: #20
WWUH - Hartford CTlight rotation
WUMD - North Darmouth MAlight rotation
WXCI - Danbury CTmedium rotation
WXOJ - Northhampton MAlight rotation


Sunday, December 5th, 2010 2:24 PM PDT

Warm With You on The Stranger's LINEout

Warm With You on The Stranger's LINEout

Thank You Stanger. -j
 
 
Sunday, December 12th, 2010 12:24 PM PDT

CD Release Party at High Dive

The Bitter Roots - High Dive Dec. 22nd
 
 
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 6:24 PM PDT

Here is our holiday single. Ho Ho Ho.

The Bitter Roots - Warm With You

Listen
 
 
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 10:31 PM PDT

Here is the 3rd single off the new record. Enjoy the rock.

We are live at Mars Bar Friday the 26th 8 PM

The Bitter Roots - Victim

Listen
 
 
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 8:31 AM PDT

We are live at Mars Bar Friday Night November 26th 8PM

 
 
Sunday, October 24th, 2010 10:31 AM PDT

Here is the 2nd single off the new record. Enjoy.

CD Release Party at High Dive Wednesday December 22nd is on !

Separate Boxes

Listen
 
 
Sunday, October 10th, 2010 10:31 AM PDT

Here is the first single off the new record. Enjoy.

Falling

Listen
 
 
Friday, September 17th, 2010 08:20 AM PDT

Fall Shows and CD Release Party Scheduled

Blue Moon November 7th at 7PM
Mars Bar November 26th 8PM
High Dive December 22nd 8PM - CD Release


Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 08:15 AM PDT

New Record Update

Tracking for the new record is complete, mixing has begun.
The album will be titled: Moral Hazard
-j


Tuesday, July 26th, 2010 11:15 AM PDT

Summer Time Rolls

Happy summer everyone. Thank you for coming out to see us play this spring and summer. Ben and I will be hard at work in the studio working on a new record for the time being. Look for us in the fall. -j


Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 08:31 AM PDT

May Show Added

We will playing Live in Fremont at the High Dive May 26th

Also: Thank you to everyone who came out for the show at Mars Bar

-j  
 
Saturday, April 10th, 2010 10:31 AM PDT

Please the Press in Belgium

Here is a solid review from the land of Beer and Chocolate Roots Time Belgium

http://www.rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2010/AP1/CD42.htm
Influenced by the music of Bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Smiths, The Cure, Cole Porter and Bob Marley, Stetson writes catchy classic sounding rock tunes recorded entirely analog that have that "live-on-tape" sound. Certainly some songs have hit potential - Freddy Celis
 
 
Wednesday, March 31th, 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Come see us play in April

I will once again be performing new songs from our upcoming record solo acoustic at Blue Moon Sunday April 11th 7PM
http://www.myspace.com/bluemoonseattle


The Bitter Roots will be performing at Mars Bar Friday April 30th 8PM http://www.cafevenus.com/
 
 
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 10:31 AM PDT

Clearly we have the Momentum

Here is a review of my solo acoustic show at Mars Bar from the Examiner.com:
http://www.examiner.com/x-31570-Seattle-Local-Music-Examiner~y2010m3d2-The-Bitter-Roots-Jeff-Stetson-Commands-Your-Attention-and-Delivers

I am also pleased to announce I will be doing another solo acoustic show at
Blue Moon Sunday April 11th 7PM

Finally here is the lineup for the Comet Show on March 14th:
The Bitter Roots - 11:00
Golden Robot Army - 10:00
Fred Roth Revue - 9:00
Color of East - 8:15
 
 
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 8:36 AM PDT

Mars Bar Photos and update

Mars Bar Solo Acoustic photos.

Look for us at the Comet Tavern March 14th.
 
 
Saturday, January 30th, 2010 10:31 PM PDT

Jeff Solo Acoustic at Mars Bar February 12th

I am pleased to announce I will be performing new songs from our upcoming record solo acoustic at Mars Bar Friday February 12th


http://www.cafevenus.com/
 
 
Friday, January 8th, 2010 10:31 AM PDT

Live at the Comet Tavern March 14th

We are live on Capitol Hill at the Comet Tavern on March 14th details to follow.


http://www.myspace.com/thecomettavern
 
 
Friday, January 8th, 2010 10:31 AM PDT

Examiner.com Review

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 8:44 AM PDT

High Dive show Photos and update

Check out the cool High Dive Photos right here:

Look for us to playing out again in March or April most likely at the Skylark and Mars Bar.
 
 
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 8:44 AM PDT

Consequence of Sound Review

Our record has received a glowing review from Consequence of Sound, check it out right here:

http://consequenceofsound.net/2009/08/25/listen-the-bitter-roots/

-j
 
 
Happy Holidays
XMAS

HighDiveN30

Skylark

In Loving Memory of Les Paul 1915-2009
Without Les Paul we would still all be huddled around 1 microphone
playing acoustic instruments, hoping our audience could hear us.
Les Paul


Zack

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