The Zion Tribal Office
Steve Doc Floor
4581 Holly Lane
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117
Zion Tribe played
its debut gig on Friday, May 29, 1987, at the University of Utah
Mayfest, beginning its journey as a musical pillar in Utah with over 700
powerful performances, including festivals, concerts, parties, weddings
artists needing an opening punch look to Zion Tribe, including Ziggy
Marley & The Melody Makers (twice), Pato Banton, Inner Circle, Third
World, Steel Pulse, just to name a few.
This band has a heart as
well as a beat, contributing their talents to many benefits for
non-profit organizations such as Amnesty International, Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Utah Special Olympics, KRCL
(Community Radio of Utah), Hogle Zoo, The Utah Aids Foundation, and
Catholic Community Services.
While it may be unusual
for a band to stay together for more than a year or two, the Tribe’s
uniqueness is not limited to longevity; they can lay claim as one of
Salt Lake City’s only "world beat" bands. A hybrid of musical influences
from around the globe comprises the World Beat genre. Zion Tribe
passionately plays reggae, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, rock, funk and rhythm
& blues in a way that always pulls the audience into their groove.
Original dance tunes from their numerous albums keep them on the floor
and ready for more.
Zion Tribe consists of
electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, keyboards, and a female lead
vocalist. Two of the instrumentalists also sing lead vocals and
contribute to multiple-part harmonies. This basic lineup is also
augmented by percussion instruments, giving the band the driving,
rhythmic feel associated with Afro-Latin music.
The most recent CD
release (fifth), "Subliminal Messages”, features seven tunes and samples their
eclectic brew of reggae, rock, blues, funk and jazz.
A live performance by
the Tribe is always dynamic, energetic, and tight, with plenty of drums,
rhythms, singing and dancing!
Lowry: guitar, harmonica, percussion, vocals
Steve is a graduate
in Music Performance from Utah State University. He has performed
jazz, classical and pop music in various bands, duos and as a
soloist throughout the Intermountain West and in Nashville,
Tennessee. Steve is a sought after studio guitar instructor in the
Salt Lake Area and currently teaches several guitar and fret board
music theory courses at the Salt Lake Community College. He has a
very distinctive style to his playing and mesmerizes his audiences
with his solos, both on guitar and harmonica.
"Doc" Floor - bass guitar
Doc studied music performance and theory at the University of Utah and worked for several
years under the tutelage of bassist Harold Carr. He currently works in the music industry
as a concert producer, festival organizer, arts organization grant application judge, is
affiliated with the American Federation of Musicians, Local 104 and has, since 1980,
worked as a music programmer for KRCL Radio. He recently produced a radio
documentary project based on the life and music of John Coltrane, is an active audiophile,
and the founding member of Zion Tribe.
Hagberg - keyboards, vocals
Kevin, a.k.a. "Special K," was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a degree in Music Business. Kevin
joined Zion Tribe in 1988 and has been with the band (off and on, mostly on) ever since.
He manages to eek out a meager living as by working as a live sound engineer at some of
our favorite local clubs and also does studio work for Toby at Sound Image Studios.
"Keep the peace, don't forget to register to vote, and come see us! You'll have
fun and meet real-live-honest-to-god, unpretentious just plain folks like yourself who
actually enjoy having a good time. SUPPORT LOCAL, LIVE MUSIC!!"
Brown - drums, vocals
Lynn is an accomplished percussionist,
pianist, composer and professor of music. He has earned a Bachelor
and a Master degree in Music from the University of Utah. Currently
he is on the faculty at the Salt Lake Community College instructing
percussion and music history. Lynn plays in several other musical
groups and organizations in the area, of various styles from New
Orleans Jazz, to Reggae and Soul, to principal timpanist in the
Orchestra and Chorus of Sandy City. He is affiliated with the
American Federation of Musicians, ASCAP, Percussive Arts Society,
and is a seasoned school band director.