Morgan’s Road is a funk-infused jam band representing the best of South Carolina’s sultry rock sound. Featuring frontman Ben Woodruff, master-class guitaristCameron Allen, bassist Matt Chmielecki, drummer/vocalist Tyler Perry, Justin Banks on keyboards and percussion and Jeff Springs on lap steel, mandolin, and guitar, the members of Morgan’s Road are noted for their outstanding musicianship and camaraderie in sharing stage with other bands and special guests.
Like many bands today, Morgan’s Road is a collaborative effort between artists who wear varied professional hats to maintain their momentum. In spite of this, they share a passion for all things related to music and an all-hands-on-deck mentality for establishing the band’s presence on the jam band circuit.
Ben, Tyler, Cameron, Justin, Matt and Jeff have decades of collective performing experience, each with past engagements and bands throughout the Southeast. From jam band and beach music to straight-ahead jazz, bebop, Southern rock, fusion and progressive, this mix is evident in their sound. The band routinely gigs at local clubs, notable venues and regional festivals. Together and while working in other bands, they have opened for many well-established artists, including Bob Weir & RatDog, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, John Scofield, Steve Winwood, Hootie & the Blowfish, Sister Hazel, Kellie Pickler, Colt Ford, Lee Brice, The Marshall Tucker Band, Devon Allman and Lady Antebellum.
The origins of the band were borne out of the passing of a longtime bandmate, bassist Chris Deaver, who was in the Kingstreet Band. In honor of their friend’s memory, Kingstreet and the Cameron Allen Trio came together as one band under the name Morgan’s Road. Soon after, Justin joined on having stepped down from the heavy tour circuit with the King Hippo band, and together, they bring an energy on stage that is palpable and a sound that resonates with fans whether they are playing to a crowd of a few hundred or over 23,000.
In 2015, they debuted their first album, Topics of Love, and have received outstanding reviews and accolades from fans and critics alike. Topics of Love is available on iTunes, Amazon, SoundCloud, Rhapsody, Virgin Mobile, Spotify and Google Play Music.
Morgan’s Road is on radio rotation with the tracks: “Gone Gone Good” and “Turn It’s Back On You”
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