Roots of Creation with Cold Flavor Repair

/ Dec

Roots of Creation with Cold Flavor Repair

Front Room
08:00 pm
$15.00 adv / $18.00 door

Friday December 29th

BSP Kingston presents

Roots of Creation!
with special guests Cold Flavor Repair

Tix are on-sale now ::
also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop

$15 adv / $18 door | 18+ | 8PM Doors / 9PM Show

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/ 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.

“The Brooklofornia Sound” of NYC’s own Cold Flavor Repair (CFR) was hatched in 2002 when keyboardist/vocalist Andy Gladding hooked up with the rhythm section of Brad Kelly (drums) and Steven Camarillo (bass) to meld the smooth west coast sounds they grew up on with the graffiti-painted Brooklyn grit of their post-collegiate surroundings. The band quickly populated their song universe with a darkly comical cast of assorted miscreants, insane housewives, hippies on drugs, faux gangsters, hard-luck hustlers and bad-luck paranoids. Taking a stoned
riff on an old Public Enemy song (“Cold Lampin’ with Flavor”) for a name, a funky batch of songs detailing the various travails of these outsiders were created and “Brooklofornia” was born.

Armed with these tunes (along with a slew of interesting covers), CFR took their game far and wide, performing on stages from New York to California and beyond. Since 2002, the band has shared billings with artists ranging from Hot Tuna to Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Aaron Lewis (Staind) and even New York Yankee great (and jazz guitarist) Bernie Williams (with Cheli Minucci and Special EFX) at the 3,500 -seat Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. In 2009, the band’s song “Big Wayne” was featured on a “Relix Magazine” CD sampler, along with tracks by the Black Crowes, the Decemberists and several other top-tier artists.
More recently (2010), CFR traveled to New Orleans for a marathon all-night set following Jazz Fest, performing at a club in the city’s French Quarter from 2 until 6AM… without stopping. Needless to say, this is a band that LOVES to play.