Through The Roots, White Glove Service, George Anthony

Through The Roots

White Glove Service

George Anthony

Thu, February 1, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Through The Roots
Through The Roots
From what was once a dream inspired by close friends, to humble beginnings filled with living room jams, late nights writing songs in the garage, backyard house parties and countless complaints from neighbors, San Diego-based reggae/rock band Through the Roots was born.

By coincidence in early 2008, Evan Hawkins and Taylor Boatwright met at a local guitar center. It was there that Evan shared his vision with Taylor, which eventually led to the beginning of TTR.

Evan and Taylor came from different musical backgrounds but shared some similar musical tastes, and both were very moved by reggae. They believed TTR would provide them with the perfect vehicle to spread their message and adopted a Cali reggae/rock concept.

In late 2008, Through the Roots added Brady O'Rear to round out the group's core. He brought his own musical tastes, complete with Hawaiian Islands reggae, and mixed them with those of Evan's and Taylor's to give TTR a broader range of ideas and influences to draw from.

Through the Roots quickly moved from the streets and backyard shows to touring in 2010 and soon hooked up for West Coast and national tours with some of the reggae/rock genres top headliners. The San Diego band eventually added Corrick Watson (lead guitar/vocals) and Budda Foster (bassist/keys) from Los Angeles to the talented, five-man mix.

With the band set, Through the Roots looks forward to continue spreading its positive messages, and showcasing its high energy shows to a growing legion of fans.
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
Coming out of Fresno, California, White Glove Service is a 6-piece reggae-centered band making their break into national touring. Combining a smooth blend of styles, including reggae, rock and funk elements, their guitar and saxophone parts give rise to harmony, while the bass and heavy drums power through for and undoubtably original sound.



The band released their first full length album titled “NonStop” in March, 2015. After 2 years of continuous touring and recording, WGS was able to release their second full length album titled "INFINITE" in march of 2017.



Background:



Aaron and Stilz started to write music together when they were still in high school. They met up with their vocalist Jake Caswell, and formed the band after graduation. This was near the end of 2010. They welcomed new members Greg Rodriguez (former jazz studio musician) on saxophone, and Andrew Knoblauch (former WGS roadie) on samples & dubs, to complete their line-up. Their original drummer parted ways with them, and Jose Esparza (former studio drummer for various Latin groups) joined the group in 2013.



With a full compliment of talented members, they began to create music and travel together. Within a few months they headed off for their first tour, in January of 2013. They produced both of their studio albums, as well as two music videos, with Justin Rosander of JSM Recording Studio.



It was December of 2014 when the guys felt it was time to quit their day jobs and be dedicated to pushing their music and message. They moved in to the same home and began to work on their dreams as a unit.

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Career Highlights:



Ever since they committed to playing music on a full time basis, the band has played in excess of 300 shows. They have opened for groups including Katchafire, The Expendables, Slightly Stoopid, E40, SOJA, Damien Marley, Lupe fiasco, Rebelution, Ziggy Marley, Fishbone, 311, Dirty heads, Steel Pulse and many more.



Band Members:



Jake Caswell (Vocals)

Stilz Stoudamire (Vocals, Guitar, Bass)

Aaron Kipper (Guitar & Bass)

Andrew Knoblauch (Samples & Dubs)

Greg Rodriguez (Saxophone)

Jose Esparza (Drums)



White Glove Service is the result of a musical union of dedicated musicians, writing songs to make listeners feel great, while carrying high the band’s own messages and passionate words about their personal experiences. Each member has their own tales to tell, whether it’s through thoughtful, expressive lyrics, or the way they play their respective instruments. It all works to make each song very different from the next, and gives an experience that is real to the listener. As the band put it themselves, “We are influenced by all styles of music from Island Reggae to Hip hop, it’s all about the flow of music and the message to us."
George Anthony
George Anthony
George Anthony has been an active singer-songwriter in Central California since the Spring of 2012. Though his early work was based off an upbeat Reggae sound, his capabilities have extended to working with artists of many styles. George has been known to stray far away from the rules and provides people with the sounds of music they prefer to hear. George's philosophy is "If this song doesn't suit your music demands, then maybe this song will". He loves writing for the people, and only the people. George has proven again and again that his solo act is more than a man with an acoustic guitar. His energetic stage presence goes hand in hand with his microphone control and ability to get the audience involved in the show. George's influences vary like most artists influences do. His so-called 'Triangle of Elements' include the late Heavy Metal guitarist Dimebag Darrell from the Band Pantera; The late Boss DJ known as Bradley Nowell from the band Sublime; And, the late and most influential, John Lennon from The Beatles. George is always open to work with artists that are able to introduce him to a new realm of music.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/