Monday, September 29, 2008

Tour Banner Promotion Winners

Congratulations to Nikki from Cleveland, OH and Lindsay from Ocala, FL for winning our banner promotion contest! They submitted the winning screenshots and now they're each being rewarded with a pair of tickets and backstage passes to see Taproot on tour!

Keep checking back, your next opportunity to win is coming soon...

Special In-Store Performance Sunday in Lancaster, PA!

Come join Taproot Sunday afternoon for an intimate acoustic performance at the FYE store in Lancaster, PA. Music will begin at 3pm, and then the band will sign copies of their new record, Our Long Road Home immediately after.

The event is free and takes place at FYE, 292 Park City Ctr, Lancaster, PA 17601-2708.

See you there!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Jarrod Montague

After 10 years of touring, our drummer and good friend Jarrod will be sitting out this cycle and we will be replacing him with our long time friend Nick Fredell. We'll miss Jarrod's presence out on the road, but Nick has fit in perfectly and we're excited for all of our fans to meet him. Jarrod's still very much a part of our family, so you'll be seeing him in press and the "Wherever I Stand" video which is coming soon. We look forward to seeing you all out at the shows.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Taproot VIP For a Day!

CageRattle is giving you and one friend the chance to be VIPs at Taproot's upcoming fall tour stop in your city! What does this mean? Enter the drawing and you and a friend could get free tickets, backstage passes, and a chance to hang with Taproot at their show -- and there will be one winner for each city of the tour! Head over to to enter. Winner

Congratulations to Luke from Sioux Falls, SD who won a Taproot prize pack from including an autographed copy of Our Long Road Home, a Taproot t-shirt, and a TR hat!

Stay close for more contests and more ways to get Taproot swag!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Our Long Road Home... Across America

Right now we're gearing up and getting excited for our fall tour with Sevendust. It's been a long time since we've toured, and we can't wait to get back out there and see all of your familiar faces once again!

Below is a banner promoting our tour. We need YOU to spread that sucker across the internet to make sure the word gets out! In return for your efforts, the TOP TWO PROMOTERS WILL RECEIVE A PAIR OF TICKETS AND BACKSTAGE PASSES to hang with Taproot at the tour date of your choice!

Want in? Here's how:

1. Post this banner EVERYWHERE possible. Use the code underneath the banner to post the banner on any website possible. Hit up your Myspace, Facebook, your blog, your message board signature, your friend's myspace pages, and anywhere else possible online. Get creative!

2. Take screenshots of all your banner placements (To take a screenshot, PC users press "Print Screen", open Paint, go to Edit>Paste and save. Mac users press Apple+Shift+3 and your screenshot will save to the desktop.)

3. In a single email with the subject "TAPROOT SCREENSHOTS", attach all of your screenshots and send to Please only divide your submissions across multiple emails if they won't send otherwise. In the body of the email, write your name and city.

4. All screenshots must be submitted by SEPTEMBER 25. EACH individual screenshot you take will count as ONE entry into the contest, so the more you submit the better your chances of winning! On Sept 25, two screenshots will be chosen at random, and their submitters will win tickets and backstage passes to the upcoming Taproot show of their choice! Two separate individuals must win, so if the second random screenshot chosen is from the same submitter as the first, another will be chosen until another winner is picked.

Sound good? Now get out there and spread the word and we'll see you soon!

Copy and paste the code below to put this banner on your own site

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On The Record

Check out our iMeem page and listen to our On The Record playlist. There you can stream the entire new album with song-by-song commentary from Stephen!

Our Long Road Home, Video Series: Chapter 5

We present to you the final clip in our video journey "home". This video gives a little glimpse into what we've been up to leading up to the release of the new album Our Long Road Home, which is TODAY!

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Fall Tour w/ Sevendust -- Tickets On-Sale Now!

9/26 - Louisville, KY - Club Oasis

9/27 - Montgomery, AL - Off the Wagon

9/28 - Birmingham, AL - Work Play Theatre

9/30 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel

10/2 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues

10/3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Zoo

10/4 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx

10/5 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club

10/7 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza

10/8 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahys

10/10 - Johnson City, NY - Magic City Music Hall

10/11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance

10/12 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub

10/14 - Charlotte, NC - Amos's South End

10/15 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's Pub

10/17 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live

10/18 - Tallahassee, FL - The Moon (call 850.878.6900 or visit box office for tickets)

10/19 - Hilton Head Island, SC - Stages, Music & More

10/21 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place

10/23 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights

10/24 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

10/25 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center

Our Long Road Home Available Everywhere Now!

It's been a long time in the making and it's finally here - Our Long Road Home is available now! It's taken a lot of hard work and determination to make it this far - and of course the patience of our loyal fans. We're asking all of you to help support our first indie release - go out and buy Our Long Road Home today! Thank you as always, we couldn't have made it this far without you. -Taproot

Friday, September 12, 2008

Full Album Preview at!

Hey everyone, is currently featuring an album listening party of Our Long Road Home! Go check it out and don't forget to pick up your own copy on Tuesday when the album becomes available everywhere! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Attention Ann Arbor, MI

As I'm sure you all well know by now, on September 18th we're going to be having a very special event at the Borders in Ann Arbor, and we want you to help spread the word about it. If you're down to promote, email with the subject "BORDERS FLYERS" and you will receive further instructions.

The best promoter will get to grab lunch with us after the event. And it's on us!

Good luck!

“Wherever I Stand” Ringtone Now Available!

Rock "Wherever I Stand" on your phone now by texting taprt1 to 66555 for $2.99/ringtone. Enjoy!

Users will be charged $2.99 per real music ringtone. Charge will appear on wireless bill or be deducted from prepaid minutes. Offer available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and Virgin Mobile subscribers with compatible phones. Must be at least 13 years old and have bill payer's permission. Standard text messaging fees and other charges may apply. Opt out: Text STOP to 66555. Visit for customer support and full updated T&C’s (updated 7-08)

Our Long Road Home, Video Series: Chapter 4

Check out the fourth installment of the *Our Long Road Home* video series on iLike. You'll get a glimpse into recording process for "Blue Sky Research" and also some tour footage from our tour in support of the album between 2004 and 2006.
At the end, you'll hear a sneak preview of our brand new song "Path Less Taken". Let us know what you think by writing us a note on our iLike fan wall, and don't forget to pick up the album one week from today, September 16!

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Friday, September 5, 2008

In-Store Performance and Signing at Borders in Ann Arbor!

We'll be performing acoustically and signing at the Borders in our hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 18! Everyone is welcome to come join us for the celebration of the release of our new album, Our Long Road Home! The event will be Thursday, September 18 at 12:30pm. The Borders is located at 612 E Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. We're looking forward to seeing all of our hometown fans there to celebrate with us!

From the Lunatic Luau Organizers

Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to impact our area on Saturday, and a tropical storm warning has been issued for a large portion of the southeast coast, including Virginia Beach. Hazardous weather conditions are forecasted in connection with this storm, and Governor Kaine has already declared a state of emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have consulted with local officials and carefully considered the information available to us at this time. We have determined that in the interest of the safety of the fans, performers, crew and venue staff, we have no choice but to cancel the Lunatic Luau scheduled for Saturday.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Lunatic Luau Signing

If you’re coming down to FM99's Lunatic Luau in Norfolk this Saturday, swing by the Autograph Tent between 5:30 and 6pm – we'll be meeting fans and signing autographs before we play.

See you guys there!

Win a Guitar Signed by Taproot from!

Visit right now for your chance to win an Ibanez GRX20Z guitar signed by Taproot!

Tap Your Space Winner!

Congrats to Rachel from Elizabeth City, NC for winning our "Tap Your Space" promotion! She decked out her page with Taproot in a cool, creative way. Check out the winning space here:

For her efforts, Rachel has won a signed set list from Taproot!

Stay tuned for more opportunities where you can promote Taproot and win rare swag of your own...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Our Long Road Home, Video Series: Chapter 3

Our Long Road Home, Video Series: Chapter 3

Hey guys, here is the third installment in our video series for *Our Long Road Home*. This one takes you through the time we were recording and touring on our album "Welcome" from 2002 to 2004.

At the end of the video, you'll hear the first ever sneak peak of our new song "Take It"!

Be sure to share this video with friends and we'll see you again next Tuesday for Chapter 4...

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