What began a minimalist duo has evolved almost accidentally into the dynamic cast of characters that is Route .44. These eight unique personalities explore a variety of styles and meld their diverse musical influences to produce a cohesive sound that is intense, expressive and truly their own.
May 2007 brought the release of their debut album, "Worthless Lessons", a collection of twelve songs that offers an unobstructed view into the soul of songwriter Ian Lacombe and his inspired co-conspirators. The record has been well received, and Route .44 was voted "Best Alt-Rock Breakthrough Band of the Year" at the 2007 Motif Music Awards.
Comfortably at home in Providence, RI, Route .44 performs regularly from Boston to New York and everywhere in between.
Band MembersIan Lacombe - Guitar & Lead Vox
Jess Powers - Backup Vox
Matt Swanton - Tenor Sax, Slide Guitar
Paul Choquette - Bari Sax, Keyboards
Eric D. - Upright Bass
Teri Pimley - Viola
Rob Champagne - Drums
Judson Lisiecka - Percussion