roots rock

noun

Definition of roots rock

: rock music strongly influenced by older blues, folk, or country music And roots rock, far from telling us things we already knew, allowed a lot of newer fans some time to catch up on their history as rock contemplated middle age. — Tim Riley, Hard Rain, rev. ed., 1999

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Roots rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roots%20rock. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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