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Roots of Creation 

Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation
Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse.
Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp
Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or
sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including
Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots
of Creation (RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of
reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds
move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal
Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to- coast.
Roots of Creation’s most recent release, Livin Free (2016), debuted No. 1 on both the
Billboard Reggae and the Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. Livin Free is a triple record
that includes three versions of each song– studio, dub, and acoustic that features guest
performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman
(Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel
Big Fish), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and others. Additionally, the
album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid).
Now RoC has taken on a unique new project: Grateful Dub. Combining their longtime
love for reggae-dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the
world’s favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album. RoC had the pleasure of working in
the studio with the legendary 5-time Grammy winner Errol Brown who was Bob
Marley’s engineer and now Rebelution’s live sound engineer for this project. Grateful
Dub is also being performed live in its entirety at festivals, theatres, and clubs around
the country, and features rotating special guests including Melvin Seals (JGB), Scott
Guberman (Phil Lesh) full horn sections, and others. Grateful Dub captures the spirit and
magic of the Grateful Dead, while laying it down reggae-dub style.