July 10, 2007

Ginger Hensley, General Manager
Laketown Golf & Conference Center
(269) 857-5730

Lansing Based Rhythm and Blues Band “Root Doctor” To Play at Laketown
On July 21, 2007, Laketown Golf & Conference Center will host the 3rd concert of their Indoor Picnic concert series from 8:30pm-11:30pm. For those of you looking to spend a night with a true rhythm and blues band this is a can’t-miss concert.

Pack your coolers and picnic baskets for a truly enjoyable evening!

Root Doctor is a band that blends a powerful mix of R&B, soul, funk and hard blues delivered by terrific vocalist Freddie Cunningham. Root Doctor's sound harks back to the 60's and 70's era that melded soul, blues and funk similar to band-like Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat and Tears as well as drawing from soul factories like Muscle Shoals, Stax and Hi Studios.

EH, Living Blues Magazine quotes “Lansing, Michigan-based Root Doctor recently made an excellent showing on the Living Blues radio charts with their record “Been A Long Time Coming” which is a beautifully executed project, from the performances to the repertoire and production. Balancing traditional blues with soul and even prewar country blues material (Greg Nagy's John Hammond–inspired reading of Willie Brown's Mississippi Blues), Root Doctor emerges here as the consummate working band, worthy of any festival or club audiences' attention. Freddie Cunningham is an authoritative blues singer whose voice wavers and perforates like a hardnosed version of Bobby Bland. This is delightfully apparent during straight soul numbers like the Brook Benton hit Rainy Night in Georgia and a powerhouse read-through of Leo Graham's Turning Point, a strong composition made popular in 1975 by Tyrone Davis. On the latter track, as with most of the R&B material, the Sofa King Horns form a brass stronghold as robust as any performing traditional soul today.”

Laketown Golf & Conference Center is located at 6069 Blue Star Highway, midway between Saugatuck and Holland, and just a few minutes off the highway from Grand Rapids.

Tickets purchased in advance are $15 per person; $25 per couple. At the door all tickets are $15. You may purchase tickets at Butch’s Dry Dock in Holland, Wine Sellers of Saugatuck or by calling Laketown Golf & Conference Center at 269.857.5730. Doors open at 7:30, Concert is from 8:30pm-11:30pm – coolers and picnic baskets are welcome!

The blues is a feeling. Rhythm is movement. The root is where it all comes from. And a doctor is a healer. Such is the melodic brew of Root Doctor. Musical medicine. Harmonic homeopathy. A rhythm and blues remedy for life's daily dilutions. A potent prescription for today's confusion.

It's time to dose your soul! The following pages contain more information about Michigan's premier Rhythm & Blues band. The doctor is in and will see you now!

For more information please contact Ginger Hensley, General Manager of Laketown Golf & Conference Center at (269) 857-5730 or email