The Big Idea
Range of Programs
About Roots to Rhythm
Contact Us



Groove Project fuses traditional world rhythms and percussion instruments with original compositions and melodic instruments to develop a unique style of entertainment for all ages.

Performances feature high-energy African dance by Molly Watson with a crew of innovative percussionists for an exciting combination of driving rhythms and world-class movement.

Based in the Mid-Ohio Valley area (Marietta, Ohio, and Parkersburg, W.V.), Groove Project is available for performances in the local region.

Groove Project has been featured at music, multi-cultural, and art festivals; college and community concert series; and as guest artist with the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra. Many of our performances include a participatory aspect where the audience can join along in dance or rhythm.

Groove Project produces Drum & Dance Playshops in historic Marietta, Ohio, featuring hand drumming and African dance and movement classes.

Members include Andy Hall, Molly Watson, Andy McVey, Ali Pearce, Matt Smith, and Toni Kellar (director of Roots To Rhythm™), with occasional guest artists.

For more information, including schedule, booking and contact information, please see:




Groove Project is a performance
group with 90 minutes of traditional &
original material.

Instrumentation includes guitar,
marimbas, kalimbas and drums from
Africa, the Middle East & India.


Groove Project members perform with the
Southeastern Ohio Symphony
Orchestra, 2004



Copyright © Roots To Rhythm. All Rights Reserved.