No stranger to the ever-growing Richmond music scene, Agents of Good Roots was founded in the capital city in 1993 and toured the United States extensively throughout the 1990s and into the early aughts of the 21st Century under the RCA record label. Since their early successes, members of the band have enjoyed triumphs with other ventures inside and outside of music, including music performance and education, medicine, and recording engineering and production. Agents of Good Roots is comprised of Brian Jones on drums and vocals (now a solo musician, composer, and drum instructor), J.C. Kuhl on Tenor, Bari, Soprano Sax (also a saxophone instructor for the VCU Dept. of Music), Stewart Myers on bass and vocals (now a recording engineer at the White Star Sound Studio in Charlottesville, VA), and Andrew Winn on guitars, keys, and vocals (now part of the D.C.-based Winn Brothers Band).

In October of 2017, the group reunited for a memorial show for their tour manager and spiritual advisor, Jeff Peskin. Their 2018 calendar has steadily filled up with dates in various cities across Virginia and the East Coast. Many of which they previously played during their touring stints in the ‘90s. You can catch Agents of Good Roots at The Broadberry during the second day of The Shack Up Music Festival on Saturday, September 15.

VIDEO – “Get Me There” (Live at The Broadberry)




The FOURTH ANNUAL SHACK UP takes place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 at The Broadberry. Friday’s launch party will be held inside the venue while Saturday’s lineup takes the outside stage, located in the parking lot at 2729 West Broad Street. The Shack Up’s after party moves inside the main venue at 10:00pm with Runaway Gin (a tribute to Phish). Tickets are available at and can be purchased at the box office, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.


  • 7:00 – Doors
  • 8:00 – 8:40 – Weekend Plans
  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Wild Adriatic
  • 10:30 – 12:00+ – Butcher Brown


  • 1:00 – Doors
  • 2:00 – 3:00 – VILLAGES
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – James Justin and Co.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – Los Colognes
  • 6:30 – 7:45 – THE SHACK BAND
  • 8:15 – 10:00 – Agents of Good Roots
  • 10:00 – 1:30 – Runaway Gin (inside)

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