Local Roots History

Local Roots is an all-inclusive musician resource for artists in the Pacific Northwest. It was founded in 2013 by local musician and entrepreneur Robert Richter and began as a weekly Sunday night radio program showcasing NW Music on KMUZ-FM in Salem. Local Roots now also hosts a number of programs promoting local music including a live showcase series on CCTV in Salem, The Root Note podcast, the all-ages open mic Portland Hears You, songwriting contests, NW music compilations, several McMenamin's residencies around the Portland area, and an annual music festival. 

"From booking shows to marketing to promotion, the staff at Local Roots aim to be a resource for musicians — it doesn't matter if they're seasoned or just getting started." Statesman Journal 2/21/20

"Through the efforts of Local Roots Music Northwest, musicians come to understand that music a business, and that they are entering into a partnership with the venue in which they are performing."

Mock Crest Tavarn Blog 2/25/20