The Roots Hit Swarthmore

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

The Roots come to Swarthmore.
Hezekiah and DJ Static opened.
Hezekiah tells the crowd to put their hands in the air.
The Roots' guitarist, Captain Kirk.
MC Black Thought.
Bassist Owen Biddle, though not (yet) an official member of The Roots, has been touring with them since their previous bassist left.
Keyboardist Kamal.
F. Knuckles on percussion.
Tuba Gooding Junior is touring with The Roots on, of course, tuba.
Black Thought lays down a verse.
A member of the stage crew, sporting the shirt for the group's last album, Game Theory, looks on.
Black Thought does one of the early songs.
Owen Biddle gets into the music.
The Roots' first song of the encore.
The spotlight lands momentarily on Black Thought.
Owen Biddle shows off his Swarthmore pride.


  1. Dougal

    Great photos. You should now be the official family photographer.

    Congratulations on all that you are doing.


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