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Trouble Creek

Trouble Creek is a rock vocal group that began as a studio venture between Rocco Guarino and Joseph John Peck aka Panhead in 1997 in Clearwater, Florida. Their debut album, Blue Earth is a ten track album recorded analog to 24-track 2-inch tape. They moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2002. Please visit them on the web at:

To the listener;

From time to time we hear something that catches our attention, something that sparks that thing inside of us that makes us want to jump up and dance and sing. Only few of us will be blessed enough to have a hand in the creation of such a thing. I am truly blessed.

November 1996 marked this occasion. Joseph Peck and I came together for the first time in a shoddy old cottage just blocks from the beach in Clearwater, FL. Even though neither of us were exactly living an abundant lifestyle, there was one thing we were rich in... music and respect. An equal admiration for each others music and vision, which eventually became one and the same.

The sound of the steel drums and acoustic guitar together, in their rawest, most natural, unchanged form, was a sound like no other sound I had ever heard (and I've heard LOTS of sounds!). This sound was just an embryo. A strong motivation. And from there the journey began.

Through freezing cold nights with no heat (through the winter of 96-97), to the hottest days in the sun playing outside to be one with nature, we knew the music would sing through our worries... and sing it did!

After finding 3 members, 4 months of relentless rehearsals, traveling, talking, playing, video-taping, recording, playing, and then more playing, the sounds of Trouble Creek led us to the studio...

Blue Earth Studio was the place that was made for us. It was perfect. A 4,000 square-foot plantation-style house nestled in the woods, with a creek running through the back yard, it personified the spirit of Trouble Creek like no other place in the world. Not even Trouble Creek itself could speak of such beauty and creative surrondings. I could feel the spirit of Kokopelli around me as I walked through the Shawnee National Forest. Many nights I would walk into the control room to find yet another member of the band (or engineer) crying because one of the songs had touched them so deeply.

What you are listening to is the result, this is the sound of Trouble Creek, taken to the next level. I truly hope you enjoy the sounds, moods, emotions, and statements that we have put onto this round piece of technology, and I know that if you open your mind, your heart will follow.

Climb into the raft which is your body, and let us take you on a journey through the seasons of emotions, down a body of water that flows like life itself, and reflects the very images and words that somehow become us.


Anthony Rocco Guarino
The Harvest Band - Rocco's current project

Kokopelli - The Native-American spirit of music, often symbolized by a stick-figure hunched over playing a flute, or other instrument.

Nameste - An ancient mid-Eastern salutation meaning "The God that lives in you is the same God that lives in me", or "The spirit that moves you is the same spirit that moves me".

Blue Earth Album Credits:

Rocco Guarino - Founder, songwriter, producer
Joseph "Panhead" Peck - composer, steelpans, percussion
Ayan Williams - drums
Kris Hawkins - guitar
Joseph "Cass" Casatelli - bass, harmony voclas
Kris Hawkins - electric & acoustic guitars
Alex Kirt - lead & harmony vocals, harmonica

Co-produced, recorded, mixes and mastered by Richard Banks

Executive Producer: Dr. Elizabeth Kertz

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered from March 23 - April 3, 1997 at Blue Earth Recording Corporation.