For singer-songwriter JT Roach, the art of expression was woven into the fabric of his genetic code well before his birth. Born in Madison, Wisconsin to a proud Irish-Catholic family, clinking beers, red-faced laughter, and belted anthems have been the norm for family get-togethers for as long as he can remember.
On car rides to Chicago and their cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, JT and his dad (a former musician and writer of David Lynch’s Oscar-nominated “The Straight Story”) would participate in James Corden-esque karaoke sessions, belting the lyrics to their favorite timeless hits of all genres. This love of a great song — regardless of genre — likely accounts for why an indie folk artist like JT has written for a diverse range of platinum-selling artists from Jason Derulo to Krewella.
It also accounts for the multitude of sounds we hear on JT Roach’s songs, combining the chilly falsetto of Bon Iver with the earworm melodies of Justin Bieber, the concept-driven songwriting of Ed Sheeran with the alternative production elements of Jack Garratt.
“Tipsy Love,” the first single off JT’s debut project, was released on October 6th, 2017.
“Make It Up To You” is my first single on a new project I am putting out. This song will air the day after my appearance on NBC Songland where I will be pitching a song to One Republic for the season finale. I wrote this song about my girlfriend because I let her down from time to time and I care about her so much I am always willing to do whatever I need to to make it up to her and keep her happy. My next project will be poppier, but the songs will still have roots in Singer/Songwriter/Acoustic. This song is also a followup to a single I had with Said The Sky and Slander this summer called “Potions”, as well as an acoustic/folk EP I released earlier this year called “Witches Lake”.