One Dollar Check formed in 2012 by founding members Singer/Songwriter Gared Sanne, Rhythm Guitarist/Songwriter Rocky Garton, Lead Guitarist Aaron Pierce, and Drummer Charles Gallegos. In 2012 the band recorded their 1st 5 track EP, -recorded at Telos Studios in Eugene, Oregon. By 2013, the band had undergone several member changes, and acquired current bassist Elijah Constantinescu just before recording the band’s 1st full-length album Feels So Right. Released in 2014, it is influenced by the likes of Pepper, Tribal Seeds, Rebelution and more. After the release of Feels So Right, One Dollar Check extensively toured the Pacific Northwest including California.
In December 2016 founding member Rocky Garton left the band and a new sound and performance began to take shape. Self-described as Dirty Roots, the bands high energy paired with elements of hard rock and blues have set them apart within the west coast reggae scene. Their multi genre style, paired with powerful lyrics, have given ODC an opportunity to appeal to all ages.
The band officially signed to Roots Musician Records out of California in December 2017. Their 2nd studio album Fill the Void was released January 2018 after being recorded at House Dark Studios in Eugene, Oregon with the final mastering being done by E.N. Young at Imperial Records. Shortly after the band embarked on their most recent west coast tour playing 30+ dates over a 2 month time period.
One Dollar Check has had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of Katchafire, Fortunate Youth, Natural Vibrations, Anuhea, Maoli, Josh Heinrichs, Through the Roots, Iya Terra, One Drop, Rebel Souljahs and more. The band has had the privilege of playing notable events such as Northwest Roots Festival, North Umpqua Hempfest, Oregon Country Faire, as well as the Oregon Growers Cup.