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Roots Public Charter Class 15 12 Months Anniversary

August 18th, 2014

Roots Public Charter School 15 Year Anniversary
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Roots PCS is celebrating our 15 year annivarsary regarding breathtaking nature of Washington on Sunday, October the 5th, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Adult seats are and kids are . Boarding time is at 11am! Adults – .00 Son Or Daughter – .00 Co-Sponsor – 00.00 Exclusive Sponsor – 99.00 Exclusive Sponsorship of Students – 00.00

at Odyssey Cruise
600 Liquid Street
Washington, United States

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Sol Roots

May 16th, 2013

Sol Roots
Event on 2013-06-09 20:00:00
Age Limit: All Ages

Sol Roots

at JoJo Bar
1518 U Street NW, Washington DC
Washington, United States

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Sol Roots

May 4th, 2013

Sol Roots
Event on 2013-09-25 18:00:00
Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network band. “Sol's playing has been described as “musical glue," holding together many grooves and personalities. He has backed up legendary artists like Taj Mahal and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, opened for Robert Randolph, Wood Brothers, and has played with more obscure artists who have had unique perspectives and sounds. Though it all, he has learned many valuable lessons and is still able to hold on to the one thing that ties us all spiritually to one another — music.”- Jeff Reid – The Beat Magazine Sol Roots band will perform in Roanoke VA. Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer who has toured around the world with many roots, funk, and blues legends. Sol and his band Funk Root create a unique blend of energetic rock, raw blues, reggae, and funk, all delivered with deep soul. Sol & Funk Root have performed at many premier festivals and venues across the east coast US, and the band includes musicians that have worked with Jah Works, Hobex, Corey Harris, Mike Zito, Squirrel Nut Zippers and more. Paying homage to the greats, Sol seeks to push musical boundaries and bring Roots Music to a new generation of listeners.

at Holiday Inn University/Collegiate Inn of Blacksburg
900 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, United States

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Sol Roots

December 21st, 2012

Sol Roots
Event on 2013-01-13 20:00:00
Sol Roots Trio Sunday night residency on historic U St Washington DC! 8:30 to 12:30pm * Funk * Soul * Jazz * Reggae * Blues * at JoJo Bar. special discounts for DC Blues Society and Songwriters Association of Washington card members. Also half price bottle of wine with dinner and rum punch Sunday night specials!

at Jo Jo Bar & Restaurant
1518 U Street NW
Washington, United States

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Sol Roots

July 13th, 2012

Sol Roots
Event on 2012-07-13 20:00:00
Age Limit: All Ages

Sol Roots

at Legendary JV’s
6666 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, United States

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Film Music Report: Irie Heights on 92.9 Reggae Boat Cruise on LIve Roots TV Santa Barbara

December 6th, 2011 Irie Heights live reggae on 92.9 kjee boat cruise hosted by Cool Ruler. Live Roots TV (http airs every Friday at 5pm on Channel 17 Santa Barbara. Film Music Reports broadcasts updates from the world of music for film and television.

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The Roots of Nirvana

March 24th, 2011

The Roots of Nirvana


No band develops in a vacuum; every band starts out thinking, at least a bit, of other musicians that they want to take after or rebel against. But Nirvana was the first great band of actual music snobs: record fiends who wanted to make it very clear exactly what they listened to. They all loved Led Zep and Aerosmith and CCR and Black Sabbath and Kiss and then some more Led Zep on top of that. Mostly, though, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic had grown up as Pacific Northwest punk rock kids. They hung out with the Melvins in Aberdeen, Washington, were required by circumstance to define their position with respect to K Records and the Olympia scene and carried Flipper and Bad Brains records like shields to ward off poseurs. (Dave Grohl had a roughly equivalent experience growing up in the DC area.) When they hit the big time, they covered their favorite bands, got them to open for Nirvana, wore their T-shirts every chance they got. Kurt even oversaw reissues of his beloved Raincoats’ lost work.

In case there was any ambiguity left about who Nirvana considered their ancestors, it’s all laid out in Kurt’s Journals — the scribblings of an inveterate listmaker who clearly loved even writing the names of his favorite records, like talismans of good luck and good punk rock karma. Certain discs turn up again and again in Kurt’s pantheons of music: some are multiplatinum warhorses (Meet the Beatles, Aerosmith’s Rocks), others are hopelessly obscure (Fang’s Land Shark, the self-titled Tales of Terror album). Most of them, though, are remarkable American indie-rock and hardcore albums from the ’80s, with a few artier European post-punk records and the inevitable Leadbelly album thrown in. They’re worth investigating for anyone who loves Nirvana: these are not just the raw materials Cobain and Novoselic and Grohl transmuted into gold, they’re what the band aspired to.

The Best Of Leadbelly

Artist: Lead Belly
Release Date: 2003

When Nirvana played their wrenching cover of Leadbelly’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” (a.k.a. “In the Pines”) on MTV Unplugged, it looked like an unexpected gesture toward the blues blood that still courses so powerfully through rock’s veins. Actually, though, Kurt doesn’t seem to have been so into vintage blues in general — he just loved Leadbelly obsessively (and had previously recorded four Leadbelly songs with Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan). This collection is a solid introduction to the “King of the Twelve-String Guitar,” a roaring ex-con who miraculously pulled joyful music out of his personal horrors.


Surfer Rosa / Come On Pilgrim

Artist: The Pixies
Release Date: 1988


Kurt called this 1988 album “a die-cast metal fossil from a spacecraft,” and some of the Pixies’ favorite tricks — endlessly looping riffs that had never quite been used before, tense clean-toned verses that bloom into explosive, distorted choruses — showed up on Nevermind a few years later. Steve Albini’s drumstick-to-your-skull engineering work here pretty obviously inspired Nirvana to hire him for In Utero, too. But most of what Nirvana got from the Pixies was an attitude: the sense of being off-balance and screaming while keeping one foot in tightly controlled structure.

Over The Edge

Artist: Wipers
Release Date: 1983


Kurt’s “Top 50” list ultimately included three albums by Portland, Oregon’s Wipers: Is This Real?, Youth of America and 1983’s Over the Edge. Singer-guitar monster Greg Sage’s band was ferociously chugging and deeply into its own alienation — and operated independently of the music-business machine — years before anyone else in the Pacific Northwest caught on to their techniques. Nirvana and Hole both eventually covered Wipers songs; “So Young,” from this album, could very easily be mistaken for a Cobain original.

Singles 1-12

Artist: Melvins
Release Date: 1997


If you were a punk rock kid in Aberdeen, Washington in the mid-’80s, the Melvins were IT: they spiked their hardcore with brutal metal, they could play scorchingly fast or tortuously slow, they got to play in Olympia and Seattle and their practice space was the locus of the local punk scene. They also had a knack for doing screwed-up things on their recordings, and the 1996 series of singles collected here is classic Melvins — tributes to the Germs, Flipper and Butthole Surfers, corrosive audio experiments and straight-up blasts of the grunge style they helped to invent.


Artist: Beat Happening
Release Date: 1988


In some ways, Kurt never quite fit in with Olympia’s K Records, their flagship band Beat Happening and the “love-rock” scene around them — too much tummy-rubbing, not enough gut-punch — but he loved it enough that he got the K logo tattooed on his left arm, and its fascination with childhood fed his own. 1988’s Jamboree, evidently his favorite Beat Happening record, is half pastel nostalgia, half savage dread, a la-la pop album that collapses into a puddle of screeching noise at the end.

Bayou Country

Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Release Date: 1969

Like a lot of other punk bands, Nirvana adored classic rock; unlike most of their peers, they embraced it — one of Cobain and Novoselic’s first attempts to play music together was a Creedence cover band. Kurt cited this 1969 album as a favorite of his, and you can hear a lot of John Fogerty’s throaty bellow on “Born on the Bayou” in the way he taught himself to sing; you can also hear how Creedence’s sturdy chording and simple melodies resurfaced in Nirvana’s music. What Nirvana might also have picked up from Creedence, though, was the art of self-reinvention and presentation: remember, Fogerty’s really a Cali kid, not a bayou native.


Artist: Kleenex / LiliPUT
Release Date: 2003


“Anything by Kleenex” was the way Kurt usually put it on his lists of favorite records. The young Swiss women who recorded first as Kleenex and then as LiLiPUT between 1978 and 1983 had a garbled discography, and this compilation of everything by them didn’t appear in the US until 2001. So start with their delirious, glorious singles “Split,” “Ain’t You” and “Eisiger Wind,” full of shrieks and chirps, and powered by the rhythms of people who are determined to play their way and nobody else’s.

Kill Rock Stars

Artist: Various Artists – Kill Rock Stars
Release Date: 2003


In the summer of 1991, Nirvana were just another well-loved Washington band, and the other bands compiled here — on the anthology that launched the label of the same name — were their contemporaries and scenemates: their old pals the Melvins, Bikini Kill (featuring Kurt’s ex-girlfriend Tobi Vail), label owner Slim Moon’s band Witchypoo, Steve Fisk (who’d recorded the Blew EP), Heavens to Betsy (with a very young Corin Tucker, later of Sleater-Kinney) and a duo of Lois Maffeo and Pat Maley that went by the name of Courtney Love — no relation… or almost none.

Extended Play

Artist: The Raincoats
Release Date: 1995


In the liner notes of Incesticide, Kurt told the story of how he’d tracked down “that wonderfully classic scripture,” the Raincoats’ 1979 debut album, in England. Songwriters Ana da Silva and Gina Birch reformed the group in 1994 to open for Nirvana on the tour that never happened. They did, however, tour America, and recorded this EP for a BBC radio session: two new songs and two early favorites, performed with the sure-footed power and fresh-minded re-conception of the proper language, subject and sound for pop songs that had drawn Cobain to them in the first place.

Here author Douglas Wolk writes about the “Nirvana”, the first great band of actual music snobs. Read more about its albums, enjoy the real taste and much more with E-Music that brings in free mp3 downloads, mp3 downloads, free music downloads, online music, music downloads, audio books and much more.

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Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz celebrating 50 years of preserving American roots music

January 31st, 2011

Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz celebrating 50 years of preserving American roots music
Chris Strachwitz can’t seem to go 10 minutes without playing music. As he tells the fabled history of Arhoolie Records, the El Cerrito-based label he founded in 1960, he finds it necessary to mix music with his words.
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Remembering Dave Sheldon Through Radio
One local radio station honored a special Bend man Saturday. Dave Sheldon was known as a community activist and proud musician and was honored in a 2 hour program.
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LV MUSIC: Steve Forbert no longer young troubadour, but who he is, is good
These days, Steve Fobert is far different than the young Mississippi cowboy folkie who made such an impact back in 1980 with his hit “Romeo’s Tune.”
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The Roots of Obama’s Rage Reviews

January 15th, 2011

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The Roots of Obama’s Rage reveals Obama for who he really is: a man driven by the anti-colonial ideology of his father and the first American president to actually seek to reduce America’s strength, influence, and standard of living. Controversial and compelling, The Roots of Obama’s Rage is poised to be the one book that truly defines Obama and his presidency.

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The Grass Roots

January 2nd, 2011

The Grass Roots

The founding years

The name “Grass Roots” originated in 1965 as the name of a band project by the Los Angeles, California songwriter and producer duo of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri. Sloan and Barri had written several songs in an attempt by their record company, Dunhill Records to cash in on the budding folk rock movement. One of these songs was “Where Were You When I Needed You,” which was recorded by Sloan and Barri and a now forgotten line-up of studio musicians. Sloan provided the lead vocals and played guitar. The song was released under “The Grass Roots” name and sent, as a demo, to several radio stations of the San Francisco Bay area.

When moderate interest in this new band arose, Sloan and Barri went to look for a group that could incorporate The Grass Roots name. They found one in a San Francisco group named “The Bedouins” and cut a new version with that band’s lead vocalist, Willie Fulton. In 1965, the Grass Roots got their first official airplay on Southern California radio stations, such as KGB(AM) in San Diego and KHJ in Los Angeles with a version of the Bob Dylan song, “Mr. Jones (Ballad Of A Thin Man)”. For some months, The Bedouins were the first “real” Grass Roots but the partnership with Sloan and Barri broke up when the band demanded more space for their own more blues rock-oriented material (which their producers were not willing to give them). Willie Fulton, Denny Ellis, and David Stensen went back to San Francisco, with drummer Joel Larson the only one who remained (he was to become a member of a later Grass Roots line-up, as well). In the meantime, the second version of “Where Were You When I Needed You” peaked in the top 40 in mid-1966; an album of the same name sold poorly, probably because there were no Grass Roots anymore to promote it at the time of its release.

The years of success

The group’s third and by far most successful incarnation was finally found in a Los Angeles band, called The 13th Floor (not to be confused with the 13th Floor Elevators). This band consisted of Creed Bratton, Rick Coonce, Warren Entner, and Kenny Fukomoto and had formed only a year earlier before submitting a demo tape to Dunhill Records. Rob Grill was recruited into the band when Fukomoto was suddenly drafted into the army. The band was offered the choice to go with their own name or choose to adopt a name that had already been heard of nationwide.

As The Grass Roots, they had their first top 10 hit in the summer of 1967 with “Let’s Live For Today” (an English cover of “Piangi con me”, a 1966 hit for the Italian quartet The Rokes). With Rob Grill as lead singer, they recorded a third version of “Where Were You When I Needed You.” The band continued in a similar hit-making vein for the next five years (19671972). In the beginning, they were one of many U.S. guitar pop/rock bands, but with the help of Barri and their other producers, they developed a unique sound for which they drew as heavily on British beat as on soul music, rhythm and blues and folk rock. Many of their recordings featured a brass section, which was a novelty in those days among American rock bands, with groups like Chicago just developing.

The Grass Roots songs hitting the radio in these times include “Let’s Live For Today” and “Things I Should Have Said” (1967); “Midnight Confessions” (1968); “Bella Linda”, “Lovin’ Things”, “The River Is Wide”, “Wait A Million Years”, and “Heaven Knows” (1969); “Walking Through The Country”, “Baby Hold On”, and “Temptation Eyes” (1971); “Sooner Or Later” (1971); and “Two Divided By Love” (1971). The bulk of the band’s material continued to be written by Dunhill Records staff (not only Sloan and Barri). The Grass Roots also recorded songs written by the group’s musicians, which appeared on their albums and the B-sides of many hit singles. The most successful of their hit singles were “Let’s Live For Today” (U.S. #8) in 1967, “Midnight Confessions” (U.S. #5, their biggest hit) in 1968, “Wait A Million Years” (U.S. #15) in 1969, “Temptation Eyes” (U.S. #15) in 1971, “Sooner Or Later” (U.S. #9) in 1971, and “Two Divided By Love” (U.S. #16) in 1971.

In 1969, Creed Bratton left and was replaced by Dennis Provisor on keyboards and vocals, plus rotating lead guitarists Terry Furlong and Brian Naughton to form a quintet the first of many line-up changes that the band was to be subject to. In 1971, Rick Coonce, Terry Furlong, Brian Naughton, and Dennis Provisor left and were replaced by Reed Kailing, Virgil Weber and original member Joel Larson. The singer/songwriter/guitarist duo of Warren Entner (later a successful heavy metal manager with groups such as Rage Against the Machine and Quiet Riot) and Rob Grill remained the point of focus in all these years.

The final years

From 1970 on, success slipped away slowly but surely. The Grass Roots had their last top 10 hit with “Sooner Or Later” in June, 1971, and success with “Two Divided By Love” not long after. Their final two hits in 1972 were “The Runway” and “Glory Bound”. Follow-up singles sold disappointingly or failed to chart altogether – it was clear that their time was over. The 1976 single “Out In The Open” became their swan song, with the band having disbanded the previous autumn.

Rob Grill remained in the music business and launched a solo career in 1979 (assisted on his solo album by several members of Fleetwood Mac). When interest in bands of the 1960s began to rise again in the 1980s, Grill reformed The Grass Roots (now as “The Grass Roots Starring Rob Grill”) and tours the United States. He continues to lead the band into the new millennium and is the voice of The Grass Roots, playing many live performances up to the present day.

In 1982, The Grass Roots performed an Independence Day concert on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., attracting a large crowd. However, in April 1983, James G. Watt, President Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of the Interior, banned Independence Day concerts on the Mall by such groups. Watt said that “rock bands” that had performed on the Mall on Independence Day in 1981 and 1982 had encouraged drug use and alcoholism and had attracted the “the wrong element”, who would mug people and families attending any similar events in the future. During the ensuing uproar, Rob Grill stated that he felt “highly insulted” by Watt’s remarks, which he called “nothing but un-American”.

In 2006, former manager Marty Angelo published a book entitled, Once Life Matters: A New Beginning which has numerous stories about his life on the road with Rob Grill and The Grass Roots back in the early 1970s.

Since 2005, Creed Bratton can be seen as “Creed Bratton”, Quality Assurance Officer, in the American NBC television situation comedy The Office. He continues to write songs and has released several solo albums, including Chasin’ the Ball, The ’80s, Coarsegold, and Creed Bratton.



Release date


Flip side

Record label

Chart Positions

US Charts




Mr. Jones (Ballad Of A Thin Man)

You’re A Lonely Girl


Where Were You When I Needed You

These Are Bad Times


Only When You’re Lonely

This Is What I Was Made For



Tip Of My Tongue

Look Out Girl

Let’s Live for Today

Depressed Feeling


Things I Should Have Said

Tip Of My Tongue


Wake Up, Wake Up

No Exit



Melody For You

Hey Friend



Here’s Where You Belong

Midnight Confessions++

Who Will You Be Tomorrow



Bella Linda+++

Hot Bright Lights


Melody For You

All Good Things Come To An End

Lovin’ Things

You And Love Are The Same


River Is Wide, The

(You Gotta) Live For Love


I’d Wait A Million Years

Fly Me To Havana


Heaven Knows

Don’t Remind Me



Walking Through The Country

Truck Drivin’ Man


Baby Hold On

Get It Together


Come On And Say It

Something’s Comin’ Over Me


Temptation Eyes

Keepin’ Me Down



Sooner Or Later

I Can Turn Off The Rain


Two Divided By Love

Let It Go



Glory Bound

Only One


Runway, The

Move Along


Anyway The Wind Blows

Monday Love



Love Is What You Make It

Someone To Love


Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

Look But Don’t Touch

We Can’t Dance To Your Music

Look But Don’t Touch

Stealin’ Love (In The Night)

We Almost Made It Together



Last Time Around, The


Naked Man

Nothing Good Comes Easy


Out In The Open

Optical Illusion


Here Comes That Feeling Again

Temptation Eye

She Don’t Know Me

Keep On Burning

Powers Of The Night

Powers Of The Night

++Gold Record – RIAA Certification +++Composed by Italian superstar Lucio Battisti)


1966 – Where Were You When I Needed You

1967 – Let’s Live for Today (US #75)

1968 – Feelings

1968 – Golden Grass (US #25) Gold Record – RIAA Certification

1969 – Lovin’ Things (US #73)

1969 – Leavin It All Behind (US #36)

1970 – More Golden Grass (US #152)

1971 – Their 16 Greatest Hits (US #58) Gold Record – RIAA Certification

1972 – Move Along (US #86)

1973 – Alotta’ Mileage

1975 – Self Titled

1978 – 14 Greats

1982 – Powers Of The Night

2000 – Live At Last

2001 – Symphonic Hits

2008 – Live Gold

Pop culture

The name Grass Roots was used sporadically by Arthur Lee of Love, in the Los Angeles area. Dunhill Records secured the legal use of the name by releasing a record, which Lee never did.

The song “Let’s Live For Today” has the identical Italian melody and virtually the same arrangement that was used in an earlier song called “Be Mine Again”; although this song includes the “One, Two, Three, Four” and “Sha-La-La-La-La” as in The Grass Roots hit, the lyrics are otherwise different. The version by the Dutch band The Skope that was released in 1966 is included on the Pebbles, Volume 15 LP.

The band was seen in the Doris Day film With Six You Get Eggroll. They play the song “Feelings” at a crowded dance party.

The Grass Roots have appeared on over 50 national television shows including, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Ed Sullivan, Andy Williams, Sonny & Cher, Good Morning America, VH1 Hit-Makers, MTV, and a record sixteen times on Dick Clark American Bandstand.

The 1975 Self Titled LP is seen in the film FM. The back cover appears in a long DJ broadcast room scene with characters played by Cleavon Little and Martin Mull.

The band is mentioned by John Candy’s character in the film Uncle Buck. He comments about the music while navigating a teenage party looking for his missing niece.

Guitarist Creed Bratton plays a character also named Creed Bratton, a fictional version of himself, in the US version of the television show The Office. In a scene that never aired from the episode “Booze Cruise”, Bratton’s boss, Michael, borrowed the guitar from a cruise ship’s band and poorly plays a version of “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple. Bratton then takes the guitar from Michael and proceeds to surprise the rest of the passengers with his excellent playing. The scene then cuts to a confessional, where Bratton talks of his time with The Grass Roots, complete with pictures of the actual band and references to actual tours. In another deleted scene from the episode “Product Recall”, a fictional Scranton Times writer notices Bratton was a member of The Grass Roots. He also sang one of his own songs titled “Spinnin’ N Reelin'” in the episode “A Benihana Christmas”.

The band was mentioned frequently on the nationally syndicated Don and Mike radio show. Don Geronimo sat in with the band several times at performances in the Washington DC area.

The Grass Roots version of the Bob Dylan song, “Ballad Of A Thin Man”, was featured in the 1987 Robin Williams film Good Morning, Vietnam.

The Grass Roots song “Midnight Confessions” was featured in the 1997 film Jackie Brown.

The Grass Roots song “Let’s Live For Today” was used in a 2008 TV commercial to promote the Volkswagen Routan.



Steve Barri (b. Steven Barry Lipkin, February 23, 1942, Brooklyn) Various Instruments, Producer, Songwriter

Denny Ellis Rhythm Guitar

Willie Fulton Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar

Joel Larson (b. April 29, 1947, San Francisco) – drums

P.F. Sloan (b. Philip Gary Schlein, September 18, 1945, New York) Lead Vocals, Various Instruments, Producer, Songwriter

David Stensen (b. February 25, 1947, San Bruno) – Bass Guitar

Classic Lineup 19671971

Creed Bratton (b. William Charles Schneider, February 8, 1943, Los Angeles) Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals, Songwriter (to 1969)

Rick Coonce (b. Erik Michael Coonce, August 1, 1946, Los Angeles) Drums, Songwriter

Warren Entner (b. July 7, 1944, Boston) Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Songwriter

Terry Furlong (b. December 31, 1942, London) Lead Guitar (1969-71)

Rob Grill (b. Robert Frank Grill, November 30, 1943, Los Angeles) Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar, Songwriter

Brian Naughton Lead Guitar (1969-71)

Dennis Provisor (b. November 9, 1950, Los Angeles) Lead Vocals, keyboards, Songwriter (1969-71)


Warren Entner Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Songwriter, Producer

Rob Grill Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar, Songwriter, Producer

Reed Kailing Lead Guitar, Songwriter (1972-74)

Reggie Knighton (b. November 3, 1953, Biloxi) Lead Guitar (1974-75)

Joel Larson Drums

Terry Dailey Drums

Dennis Provisor Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Songwriter

Virgil Weber Keyboards (1972-74)

Gene Barkin Guitar, Vocals

Terry Furlong Lead Guitar


Rick Alexander Lead Guitar

Steve Berndt Bass Guitar

Brian Carlyss Bass Guitar

Terry Danauer Bass Guitar

Alan Deane Lead Guitar, lead/background vocals

Coy Fuller Drums

Ralph Gilmore Drums

Rob Grill Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar, Songwriter

Scott Hoyt Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar

Joel Larson Drums

Charles Judge Keyboards

Reagan McKinley Drums

Luke Mearett Drums

David Nagy Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar

Terry Oubre Lead Guitar

David Page Drums

Dennis Provisor Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Songwriter

Hal Ratliff Keyboards

Dave Rodgers Keyboards

Scott Sechman – Lead Guitar, Vocals

Glen Shulfer Lead Guitar

Mike Steck Bass Guitar

Gene Wall Keyboards, Vocals


Mark Dawson – Secondary Bass Guitar and Vocals

Joe Dougherty Drums

Rob Grill Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar, Songwriter

Dusty Hanvey Lead Guitar

Chris Merrell Secondary Guitar

Larry Nelson Keyboards


^ Whitburn, Joel (Jan 2000). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (7th ed.). Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 262. ISBN 0823076903. 

^ Grass Roots at Allmusic

^ “The Grass Roots Official Site ((( Official Biography )))” (in English). The Grass Roots. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 

^ Biography

^ “July 4: Day of Music, Parades, Fireworks”, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., July 3, 1982, p. D1.

^ a b c Phil McCombs, “Watt Outlaws Rock Music on Mall for July 4”, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1983, p. A1; Phil McCombs and Richard Harrington, “Watt Sets Off Uproar with Music Ban”, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1983, pp. A1, A17.

^ “Creed Bratton” (in English)., Inc.. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 

^ “allmusic ((( Creed Bratton Discography Main Albums )))” (in English). allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 


Official website

External links Official Site

The Grass Roots at

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Marty former manager. Scott Sechman

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