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‘The Office’s’ Creed Bratton: Grass Roots and Bouncing Back

Creed Bratton NBC photo

Creed Bratton of ‘The Office’ just got two offers for indie film roles to shoot this summer, and he’s currently in the midst of figuring out whether he can do both before returning to ‘The Office’ cameras in July — and how all that will fit with his music plans for the summer. It’s what you call a quality problem for Bratton, who, as you may be aware, was a member of the hit-making ’60s super group, The Grass Roots.

Bratton’s latest solo album, the eclectic ‘Bounce Back,’ has earned well-deserved critical applause.

Creed in Grass Roots days

He’s been out playing dates in support of the record — at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica Sunday (5/23), for instance. But he admits, ‘It’s hard to book them when I never know exactly when I’m going to be shooting.’

As for how he put together an album with tunes that range from catchy folk-pop to drifty psychedelia with a little reggae action in-between, he says, ‘I never consciously sit down and say, I’m going to write a song that’s hippie trippy, or a stoned ’80s song or whatever. I’m just basically serving the songs the way it feels like they should be presented.’