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Reggae Artist Carries on his  Family Legacy with New Music

San Francisco, CA - March 14, 2012 — At his San Francisco studio,  mastering engineer Michael Romanowski worked with reggae singer Junior  Toots on the CD master for his latest album, A Little Bit of Love,  which was released in March 7, 2012 on Crown of Fire Records. Romanowski  utilized his large selection of analog mastering compressors, EQs and Pacific  Microsonics converters to tackle the rich, layered music, while monitoring with  his studio's Focal Grand Utopia speakers. Junior Toots is launching the new CD  at 'Pier 23' in San Francisco, on March 24.

Following in his father's footsteps and reggae roots, the son of legendary  Reggae and Ska singer "Toots Hibbert," of 'Toots and the Maytals,'  Junior Toots brings his own style and energy to the new release. Of the new  album Junior Toots says, "Reggae music and the music business in general was  impacted by the recession. So I was inspired more than ever to reincarnate the  spirit and the feeling of good Reggae music and up-tempo Ska and to include lots  of crowd participation at live performances. Also, my father's contribution to  Reggae music has been a great inspiration. My children are my greatest  inspiration for me because I want to be an inspiration for them and for the next  generation of Hibberts."
Reggae singer Junior Toots with Mastering  Engineer Michael Romanowski.

On the mastering experience at Michael Romanowski's studio, he adds, "The  session was great. Michael Romanowski is very professional. I was very pleased  with the results and look forward to my next mastering session with  Michael."

Singing in church in Jamaica as a youth played a key role in Junior Toots'  path to his professional music career - like great reggae singers before him.  While in Kingston, he was able to experience his father's group the Maytals in  their all-day rehearsals, and found he wanted to follow that path and entertain  people too. He first released a 'dub plate' single in 1989, then 4 EPs followed,  and in 1997 he was featured on the successful Reggae Mood Swingz compilation. After 8 years touring with the Maytals he began to formulate his  own sound and launched his solo career with the 2006 release, Crown of  Fire followed by Reggae Got Soul in 2010.

The new album A Little Bit of Love... 'sets into motion the hopeful message  so many are searching for and delivers this positive light with high tempo,  conscious, roots Reggae, Ska, and R&B all together in one package. The music  of Junior Toots makes you want to dance, move, be aware, think, and do well for  others at the same time.'

Visit the Junior Toots website for more information: http://www.juniortoots.com

Michael Romanowski has mastered music in the San Francisco Bay Area  since his move from Nashville in 1994. He recently became President of the San  Francisco chapter of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences  (NARAS) and he is currently serving as the Chairman of the SF NARAS chapter's  Producers & Engineers Wing. Romanowski traces his legacy through several  generations of mastering engineers in the Bay Area from George Horn and Phil  Brown to Paul Stubblebine. He has worked with seminal San Francisco artists  including Norton Buffalo, Third Eye Blind, Big Brother and the Holding  Company, George Winston, Pat Monahan, Jacqui Naylor, Spencer Day, Suzanne Ciani,  Joe Craven and many other national and international artists and producers.   Romanowski's mastering room features: Pacific Microsonics Model 2 A/D/A  converters, Focal Grand Utopia EM speakers, ATR 102 1-inch two-track tape deck,  along with a host of other definitive analog and digital audio equipment.

Contact Michael Romanowski Mastering at (510)-882-8555 or visit: http://www.michaelromanowski.com

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