Broken Root is Rich Stripling's band title and alter Ego, drawing from a reluctant notion or perceived need to box the sounds of his music. The name also calls towards his mixture of ethnic backgrounds, being a mix of many... thus Breaking the Root of any one of them.
Playing music since he was 10, he started playing old school metal when he was 14(Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity, Slayer etc..) , but his ever broadening taste has pushed him well past that one style, drawing in influence from world music, Celtic folk, Americana, trip hop, Blues, Jazz, and most any other musical style, culminating in something blending all of them.
The isolated senses brought on by being a Nebraskan flavored the sound of his music in a unique way. Acoustic/ Electric guitars and Piano are juxtaposed with beats and vocals both beautiful and aggressive.
Look for 'As the Crow Flies' November 15th 2016 on here and every music listening Platform.