"The oft-psychedelic, Neil Young-styled folk rock...oozes an endearing, political charm." (Grand Rapids Press)
Big Dudee Roo's atmospheric folk rock/grunge sound has its origins in the town of Wayland, MI, where all five members were raised and received their public educations. Now based in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, it has since grown and expanded throughout the great mitten state and its vibrant musical community. On the band's first full-length release, "Listen to Your Discontent," songwriters Max Lockwood and Nate Wagner deal with themes as wide-ranging as personal and spiritual growth, community and family, "complete with socio-ecological consciousness and positive attempts to find significance in the suffering and disassociation of the modern world" (Recoil Magazine). Aurora Lewis' soulful vocals, Justin Dore's versatile and unique guitar work, and Kurt Rizley's steady driving beats feed off of the songs and take them into full bloom with the distinctive Big Dudee Sound.