"This reggae-based group from the Northeast has proven their ingenuity on Rise Up, their second album. Using reggae's rhythms and mindset as a starting point, ROC proceeds to integrate the infectious hooks and songwriting of rock, the instrumental alchemy of jazz, and the pulse-pounding beats of hip-hop into their energetic sound." - Bryan Rogers, HGMN

"Roots of Creation have become kingpins on the happening ham scene, setting themselves apart with music that is fused with some strict social values and a desire to save the world. Superheroes? Maybe a little. Their sound is reminiscent of Sublime and Phish, but fused with the hard edges of social commentary on which Rage Against the Machine built their own legend." - Rebecca Carter, The Pulse

Roots of Creation have persevered by creating great original music and working hard. In the past two years they have started their own record label, toured constantly, signed with In The Pocket Artists booking agency and Leeway's Home Grown Music Network, got world wide record distribution, and managed themselves all on their own, without major label support.

Rise Up was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Pete "Boardz" Peloquin (O.A.R., Gov't Mule) at the world class Studio Metronome, located in the woods on the top of a mountain in Brookline, NH.

ROC brought in some very special guests they met during their travels on the road to provide further soul to their solid songwriting: Sam Kininger (Soulive), Gordon Stone (Phish, moe., Strangefolk), C-Money (John Brown's Body) and Jamaican dub poet Ras Howard Henry.