Doctor Oakroot was born in a taxi with no brakes, and, he says, 'I been rolling ever since. I rolled right down to Hell, pulled up the devil by his tail and brought back some dark, dark songs.' Unsatisfied with the ordinary, Oakroot's been making his own music on his own homemade instruments ever since he was a kid. Mostly cigar box guitars. When you get it down to a box a stick and a string, you have music with a rough edge that works at a primal level - nowhere to hide - and anything but ordinary. Rough-edged songs from a dark place in the soul - songs to haunt your dreams Happy Birthday started out as a live recording of a solo show in Roslindale, MA... with drums, bass, etc filled in in the studio - giving the CD a combination of live energy with studio production.