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SF Reggae Fest: CREATION
October 20, 2012
2nd Annual Reggae Festival
"A beautiful, stylish example of true Roots Reggae and Lovers Rock-mellow yet powerful. It's impossible to listen to, without wanting to groove to the beat. Vocalist Israel Powerhouse delivers the soul to this sweet reggae mix."
- Diane Adams, Reggae Review, San Francisco California
FREE In the Lounge 6:30pm-10:00pm
Creation has hit the Bay with the best in Roots Rock and Reggae! If you're fortunate enough to live in the San Francisco Bay Area you can find Creation jamming at various clubs and outdoor events. Featuring the talented and soulful voice of Israel "Powerhouse" & Rahsul Culture Man, and the dynamic force of exhilarating dance music founded on African Roots of the Caribbean and West Indian Islands, "Creation" is moving the people to the sounds of crucial Roots Reggae.
Creation Band members include:
Stanton "Israel Powerhouse" Heaven - Lead Vocals
Vocally, the band is being led by Israel Powerhouse, truly in possession of a special gift that is always a treat for the audience. Israel has the uncanny ability to vocally model the voice of Gregory Isaac, Dennis Brown and Bob Marley.
Katsumi Asazawa - Guitar
Born on a farm in California's SaNaJuaquin Valley, Katsumi's early musical influances were of itinerant African-Americanfiled hands and the haunting melodies of the Braceros. He started playing guitar in his early teens and frequently drew on a fake mustache so he coule sneak into local jazz and blues clubs. After a tour with the Peace Corp in Canada, he moved to the Bay Area in 1973. In 1970 he toured Europe with Sam Myers and his Mississippi Delta Blues Band. After returning, he joind the reggae/calypso band Contabantiempo. He release a CD with his band Global Echo in 1997. After studying jazz guitar with Greg Cooper, the two of them formed a duo called Stolen Moments. For several years now, Katsumi has been jamming with Creation Band and is reponsible for most of our guitar work.
Enroy "Tenor" Grant - Second Voice
His voice was so closely associated with his tenor saxophone that his nickname became "Tenor." As Creation Band's senior elder, he contributes the authentic rootical experience he acquired working with the Reggae greats including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Dennis Brown, and Lee Scratch Perry. His greatest personal impact on the history of Reggae is as a founding member of Jamaican hit-maker Soul Syndicate.
Ethan Bixby - Trumpet, Guitar
An indispensable element of Reggae talent as the Trumpet player for Creation Band. We are fortunate to have Ethan in the band as he can amaze and delight even his bandmates with smooth and soulful notes on the trumpet along with wild guitar licks.
Clinton Penn - Drummer
The drummer with no shame! Clinton has performed with Carlos Santana... A Virgin Island native and Cousin of Don Penn (hit song "No No No"). The founder of Creation Band and the backbone of the group that holds it all together. A tarlton barrett-style drummer certain to satisfy even the most devoted Reggae purist...