The owner of legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals calls The Roomsounds “the future of rock ‘n’ roll.” With a fresh sound and smart songs that draw on the likes of Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, The Rolling Stones, and Big Star, it seems this Dallas band may be just that.
Singer and guitarist Ryan Michael, along with guitarist/vocalist Sam Janik, bassist/vocalist Red Coker and drummer Dan Malone, The Roomsounds make their own sound. The Dallas Observer thought the band’s 2012 self-titled debut album was “consistent with their Keith Richards and Tom Petty worship, an unpretentious album of purist rock ‘n’ roll riffs.” Rodney Hall, the owner of FAME Studios, heard the band and dug their sound so much he invited the band to FAME Studios to record their sophomore album, “Elm St.”
“We played our first show in Dallas on Elm St.,” says Michael. “It’s the arty place where musicians, artists, and weirdos alike hang out and it’s maintained that vibe for many years. It’s said that blues greats like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lead Belly, and Robert Johnson often walked the streets and played the night clubs.”