Cas Sochacki plays smooth dobro and occasionally pipes in with his deep-bellied baritone on a sassy duet with Angie. "[Cas] has a sardonic sense of humor, his delivery deadpan. On stage, as in life, Cas and Angie play off of these differences beautifully, comically. As important as their differences is what they do share in a common: a life together living on Cas's family farm and a rare knack for writing songs that are at once poignant and clever... with an affectionate, tongue-in-cheek take on relationships."
(Anderson Valley Advertiser)
Lead guitar-man Buddy Stubbs looks like he stepped out of the old west and plays his guitar the same way, adding gritty honky-tonk solos and melodic textures evocative of a bygone era. Jubal Stedman brushes mellow rhythms on the drums.
"Their latest full-length release 'Took to the Country' is an album of self-discovery and growth infused with sensuous lyrics about women in their rapture and grief." (Ukiah Daily Journal) In 2011, Mauled by Tigers, an independent label out of Chattanooga, TN, released the Roulettes song "Won't Bother Me" to vinyl seven inch. The song serves as a sample of the high, lonesome vibe of the Roulettes' next full-length album,
set for release in summer 2012.
When the fates allow, the Roulettes are graced by the presence of one or more of their fine friends including Luke Stone (piano) and Gwyneth Moreland (of Foxglove, Gwyneth and Monko) on harmonies. (Gwyneth and Angie have just started a new project together -- Ghost Pony -- featuring their old world ballads and sweet laced harmonies.) On the rarest of occasions, Kate Stone (former full-time Roulette, now full-time mama) rejoins the Roulettes on cello and harmony.
In 2009-2012 The Roulettes have performed up and down the
north coast of California and have recently toured Alaska,
Oregon and Washington, and the Southeast US.