Burlington-based group Waylon Speed will return to Roots & Tendrils, 2 Cross St., Saturday, July 17 at 8 p.m. with their unstoppable, no frills, country-metal blend of rock.

Seemingly overnight, Waylon Speed has become a staple in the music community, equipped with a full palette of all original music. Since its formation in April 2009, Waylon Speed has been touring extensively, sharing bills with national touring acts such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Blues Traveler, My Morning Jacket, Junior Brown, Del McCoury and Les Claypool. With relentless determination and driven positive attitudes, Waylon Speed is setting the bar for originality and genre-stepping with a firm-rooted belief that live music has been, still is and will always remain alive and well worldwide.

The show is a homecoming show of sorts for Waylon Speed band member Kelly Ravin, a native of Brooks. Portland musician Roy Davis will open for Waylon Speed. Also originally from Waldo County, Davis plays heartfelt Americana rock with a soul twist and enough memorable lyrics, vintage guitar sounds and well-placed harmonies to make any indie rock elitist’s mouth water.

Cost is $5. Roots and Tendrils is an arts venue located at the downtown corner of Cross and Main streets. For more information, call 338-5225 or visit rootsandtendrils.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.