Melodic rock, happy feel good music. This CD presents the early works of critically acclaimed songwriting team James Leonard Accardi and Ronny Carle Altaville of The Laughing Dogs, as they were evolving into their own sound. Influences here include The Band, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater, Bob Dylan, The Young Rascals, and Neil Young. You can see the progression of songwriting from this CD, Roots 1, to Roots 2 and then to the Laughing Dogs sound on Hidden Bones and the Columbia albums. Musicians on the album include Joey Todero of The Music Bachs; Tommy Castagnaro of Limeys; John Scaduto of Aesop's Fables and Mud In Your Eye; Barry Taylor, Jimmi Accardi and Ronny Altaville from Mud In Your Eye; also Billy Resvanis, Chris Palmaro, Michael Rodrigues, Pat Marachino, Paul Ialucci, George Bone, Mike Glick (Mikole Kaar), and Jimmy Harrison. Produced and recorded by James Leonard Accardi and Ronny Carle Altaville with assistant producers Pete Maletta, Ken Realander, and Steve Shlatz.