Rueben deGroot is originally from Vancouver. After stints with his previous band The Seams in Edmonton and San Francisco, he has called Kingston home for the past seven years. deGroot’s distinctive blend of jazz, alt-country, and folk surrounding a core of rock n’ roll is known for pulling the audience onto the dance floor.
Rocket Surgery, his latest album release, is no exception. His new album sees deGroot wearing his love for music from the 1970’s on his sleeve while delivering his most sonically rich and versatile songs to date. Like Ben Folds and Dr. Dog, deGroot’s song writing nods to another era. The apparent influence of folks like Jackson Browne and Don Henley never overpower deGroot’s own unique voice.