In this day in age when jumping on The Black Keys’ gravy train seems to be like the new hipster thing to do in the indie music world, it’s always refreshing to come across a band that’s the real deal.

Roots Spirit is a “sludgy blues band” based out of Athens, Georgia who have made a name for themselves by capturing the raw power of the great blues masters like Fred McDowell, Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor. The duo records all of their tunes without any “band-aids” (such as editing, autotune or beat detection), and they also recently started a music series titled “Live from the General Headquarters,” for which they will release one new live demo on their Soundcloud account every week until they are signed onto a record label.

While “Working Man” is an original track, “Forty Four” is actually a Chester Arthur Burnett cover (AKA “Howlin’ Wolf“). Some of the other covers included as free downloads on their Soundcloud account include Lucero’s “No Roses No More,” and Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.” The duo is also looking for a bassist/organ player, so if interested give them a shout yo.

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