Eclectic Roots Ensemble


         Cortez Paschal


Cortez Paschal is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer arranger who's unbridled love for the reggae music form is evident in every endeavor ERE has ever done. His reggae chops are augmented by his childhood memories of blues, jazz, and soul...and rock in his teen years. You'll hear all of this in many of his 200+ song catalogue

      Chenitha Reddick


Chenitha Reddick is a Trombone Player with over 20 years of experience from Albany, GA. Her influences are Delfeayo Marsalis, Trombone Shorty, Jeff Bradshaw, and Fred Wesley. She is a member of Atlanta Federation of Musicians and Delta Omicron International Professional Music Fraternaty, Inc. She  was awarded the Golden Herald Award in Music in 1999 (Albany, GA). 

         Rory Coer


Rory Coer born in Atlanta, GA has been playing trumpet over 30 years. He has experience in playing many moving styles of music and currently plays in the Corporate Arena for Bands of Atlanta. He has had the privilege of performing and recording with many top bands and musicians all over the world.

Anthony Carmichael


Anthony Carmichael started out jamming on the clarinet in 8th grade changed to Alto sax studied under Charles Bradley with the Atlanta Symphony . Played 1st chair majored in music at Clark College studied under Joe Jenning a innovator of Jazz . 

Mel Lightfoot

Mel Lightfoot was raised in Atlanta, GA. He is a professional
drummer with tons of experience! Mel has performed hundreds
of live shows over. He is a versatile, well-rounded musician specializing in Reggae, Pop, Rock and R&B with an emphasis on Soul and Blues.

Charles Ashley Moore

Charles Ashley Moore studied Jazz & Classical upright bass in college, but it was the distinctive style and tone of Aston “Family Man” Barrett that initially drew him to the four-string. Reggae is his greatest love.  Moore met and befriended Cortez Paschal in 1996.  He has been a recurring contributor to Paschal’s projects ever since.

David Canis

David Canis is one of the best lead guitarist around. His main influences include Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Albert King amongst others. Not to mention he's fully versatile in many forms including straight ahead Rock and Roll, Pop, R&B, Soul and Reggae. His blue notes have been a main ingredient in ERE's stew since it's inception.

On the Road....

   The Somber Reptile in Atlanta Ga,                                         The Wild Wing in Marietta GA,

   Under Couch at Ga Tech in Atlanta,                                       The Brandyhouse in Buckhead Atlanta, GA

   The One Love Club in Athens Ga                                           The Local in Chattanooga TN

   Rhythm and Brews in Chattanooga, TN                                 The Boone Saloon at ASU in Boone, NC

   The Black Cat at ASU in Boone, NC                                        CJ's Landing in Atlanta, GA

   The Sweetwater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA               The Atlanta Carib fest in Atlanta, GA

   The Natural Mystic Cafe in Asheville, NC                              The GA Theatre in Athens, GA 

   Ten High in Atlanta Ga, Greenville, SC                                   The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA

   The crown Plaza Dancehall in Macon, GA                              The Five Spot in Atlanta, GA

   The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA                                               1st Night Festivities                                                       The Apache Cafe in Atlanta, GA                                              Ziggy's Tavern in Winston Salem, NC      

   Tiger Town in Clemson, SC