MP3 Route 3 - Slightly Certain
Alternative Rock and Modern Folk
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Roots Rock, ROCK: Folk Rock
Bio of Brevity
A few friends or whatever did some stuff. Music stuff. They''re still doing it today as far as I know.
Bio of Lofty Detail
Formed in 1994, Route 3 is more than just a group with four recordings and a strong fan base. They are the epitome of a band which continues to evolve instead of stagnate.
Emerging from the "songwriters circle" of the Midwest''s music scene and playing coffeehouses, street corners, and "open mic nights," they honed their craft. Then came the release of Renaissance Recital, the second album on Big Round Records and the beginnings of Route 3 moving into a full band. Their first album, The Folks, quickly sold out its original pressing. They followed with continued touring and growing popularity as a live act .
They are often compared to the late Toad the Wet Sprocket, Ellis Paul, Vigilantes of Love and an occasional Goo Goo Dolls meets Edwin McCain.
In ''98, frontman Jared Adams has toured the country playing lead guitar for Ardent/Forefront recording artist Satellite Soul, friends from Kansas City. He appears on their Ardent release Satellite Soul Live. They share producer Paul Ebersold with Sister Hazel and 3 Doors Down and Small Town Poets. Opening and performing with Jennifer Knapp, Big Tent Revival, FFH, Audio Adrenaline and many others, Adams had the chance to showcase his own songs to great acclaim.
Waterdeep''s Don Chaffer produced Route 3''s Slightly Certain, which also featured Lori Chaffer''s vocals on "The Enemy and the Avenger." The recording captured the attention of many. "To and radio programmers play it, to any concert promoter book them, and to any record label sign them now. This is the real deal," raved Levi Perkins of Crossroads radio. Tim Suttle of Satellite Soul described them as "Someone who needs to be signed. They''re hard workers and Jared is a great songwriter." Since that recording Route 3 has continued to evlove, the result of over 200 shows across the U.S.
Route 3 continued to gain exposure after weekly appearances on the "Phil and Colby Morning Show" out of Kansas. Now with national distribution of their last two CD''s through Grassroots Music, they have found their way to radio stations and stores around the U.S. They gained wide attention and were featured on a national compilation put out by Integrity Management and Booking whose roster included such artists as Tammy Trent, Curious Fools, Pam Thumb, Jason Ingram, Spooky Tuesday and Grits. Also opening for artists such as Bleach, Plumb, Pillar, Jason Ingram, Scott Faircloff, The Appleseed Cast, Stavesacre and many others.
They are often compared to the late Toad the Wet Sprocket and an occasional Goo Goo Dolls meets Faith Hill having lunch with Edwin McCain before an Evanescence show.
Now Route 3, fronted by the vocal and guitar interplay between Adams and wife Jennifer, is ready to envelope even greater opportunities with their music. From Adams troubadour style of the early 90''s to Jennifers touring with several vocal groups, her own singing career and even a tour of Europe, the results are rich.
With a true and honest passion for people and music their goal reaches far beyond just playing the next gig. They hope to make a difference in everyone they meet whether its through song, a hand shake or a new face to put a name to. "Although we love playing live, there is so much more to music than singing and playing," says Adams. "It builds a foundation to every new relationship and it gaps the bridges between the people that we don''t yet know." The soaring melodies can''t hide the message in the lyrics crafted with grace. One concert goer said, "They put their heart and soul into every song, I really appreciate that."
From the feed back, so do a lot of others.
Some Select Quotes
"Slightly Certain is a large leap forward not only in the caliber of writing and playing, but also in the whole band''s ability to adopt a corporate identity in the music, an accomplishment few bands have the vision and humility to do."
"Jared is a great singer with a great sense of melody and a desire to touch the souls of those he plays for. I respect him as a musician and a writer and I am blessed to call him my friend."
"Jared Adams has found the meaning of music. The ability tell you what only your mind can visualize and then taking it a step further, Route 3 says what many of us want to say about life but fear the rejection of saying it."
"Dynamic acoustic guitar playing with engaging vocals and harmonies...Route 3 has produced a sound that is original, genuine and has great appeal."
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"Original and compelling, Route 3 gives gives you something to relate to and leaves you wanting more. A definite must-have."
- Kristi Hahn
"This band takes the cake! One of our favorites."
Olive Branch Coffeehouse
"They have potential. This could take them way beyond the boundaries of Kansas."
CEO Integrity Management
"Kansas'' best alternative rock band."
CEO Damage Records
"...Innovative and heartfelt."
-Sawlogs and Strings
Folk and Bluegrass Festival
"...Sophisticated garage band style...no nonsense lyrics, dynamic vocals, and edgy experimental sounds.
-Grassroots Music Distribution
"Route 3''s Slightly Certain offers a refreshing blend of modern rock and impressive acoustics."
-Jenny Suhs Soldan
Director of National Independent Music for Ultimate Vision Ministries