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    Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:17:49

    The Roots Recruit New Bassist - Mark Kelley is replacing Owen Biddle

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    Philadelphia hip-hop superstars (and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon house band) The Roots have found a replacement for bassist Owen Biddle, who has decided leave the group despite having joined as recently as 2007.

    Biddle will pursue his jazz/funk/rock project dubbed Mister Barrington. His spot in The Roots will be filled by Mark Kelley, a Houston native who also plays cello and piano.

    Welcome aboard, Mark Kelley.

    Do you watch The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.31.11



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