Roots & Drive

Roots & Drive is a Bluegrass band from Lyon, France.
Founded in 2015, offering a mix of original an cover songs, these five musicians get their inspiration from bands such as Blue Highway or Lonesome River Band.

Traditional Bluegrass and modernity are the watchwords of the band, keeping energy and vocal harmonies in miscellaneous originals. 

After a two year preparation, their debut album Lost In The Rain is released. Made of original and cover songs, it offers several influences between modern Bluegrass, traditional music through swing.

Simon Pierre

Fiddle & Vocals

Jean-Félix Pelosse

Upright bass

About us

Patrick Peillon

Guitar & Vocals

Glenn Arzel

Mandolin & Vocals

Frédéric Glas

Banjo & Vocals

"Here on Roots & Drive's debut record we hear an outstanding band offering up a fresh, individual take on the stringband sound. 

Top-notch playing and singing, great new originals, new approaches to a couple of familiar tunes, and some surprises along the way.

What more could you ask for ?? "                                                                                                Joe K. Walsh