David Archuleta, Studio C to Debut New Pieces at RootsTech 2015

  • 20 November 2014

David Archuleta and BYU’s Studio C will be performing never-before-seen pieces during the RootsTech closing event February 14, 2015.

Article Highlights

  • David Archuleta will be performing a new song he wrote.
  • BYUtv’s Studio C comedy troupe will perform a brand-new sketch.
  • RootsTech is the largest family history conference in the world.

“My family has made me who I am and my music what it is.” —David Archuleta, returned missionary and recording artist

American Idol finalist David Archuleta is teaming up with the popular comedy sketch group Studio C from BYUtv to perform at RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, happening February 12–14, 2015.

The two talents will be performing at the RootsTech closing event at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both will be featuring new original pieces for the event, including a new song written by David Archuleta and a never-before-seen sketch by Studio C. For more information, go to RootsTech.org.

David Archuleta has sold more than 1 million albums and earned numerous awards. According to David, being part of RootsTech gives him a chance to celebrate his family and the influence they have had on his music. “When people ask me what has influenced my music, they are often surprised when I tell them it’s my family. My family has made me who I am and my music what it is.”

Archuleta’s mother is from Honduras, and he has embraced the Latin influence in his music, even performing songs in Spanish. His father was a jazz musician who introduced the family to jazz, as well as gospel, pop, rock, and soul. His family’s heritage and history helped craft Archuleta’s unique style.

“Music was always a part of my life growing up. My mother was also big on dancing and would teach my older sister and me to dance to traditional music,” he remembers. “I can’t think about celebrating my family without thinking about celebrating music.”

The sketch comedy group Studio C from BYUtv has grown to become a household name for people across the nation of all ages, but especially among teens and millennials. Since its launch in October 2012, its loyal fan base has helped grow the show’s online presence to more than 70 million YouTube views to date.

David Archuleta and Studio C will be performing for thousands of attendees at the RootsTech closing event on the final day of RootsTech, February 14, 2015. To reserve your ticket to see David Archuleta and Studio C, visit rootstech.org.