Bolstered by a sense of it’s own colorful history and urged onward by the promise of a fruitful future, Roots of Creation approaches it’s 4th year of full-time touring having evolved into a musical force of nature. With a hard-working ethic and an arsenal of upbeat, substantial songs, Roots of Creation have ascended to the top of their profession by putting their fans first and doing business with focus and respect. Writers, DJs, venue owners, and booking agents alike have joined ROC’s steadily growing army of fans in heaping praise upon the New Hampshire quartet, and not just for the music – the band has forged a unique connection with their listeners that provides concert attendees with a highly personal experience. They also walk the walk when it comes to social and environmental activism. Having raised money for many causes. The sound captured on their latest album, Live Vol. 1, is the result of years of absorbing diverse influences into their bedrock of ‘jam-meets-reggae.’ The latest style to work its way into the ROC sound comes courtesy in part of new bassist Chris Beam, whose background in electronic/trance music helped facilitate the band’s recent shift incorporating lengthier dance-driven explorations, which are still spiked with ROC’s own special dub/rock/reggae flavor. Beyond the amazing music contained within, and in keeping with their history of conscious efforts, the album’s packaging is 70% post-consumer product recycled cardboard.
Thursday, December 14, 2023