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Album Showcase: Reggaddiction – “Ganja Harvest”

When Rootfire Editor,  Dave Shiffman, came to me with the proposal of reviewing Reggaddiction’s cover album of Neil Young’s Harvest,  something in the universe felt as if it weirdly aligned. Ten minutes before reading his email, I had just listened to a very interesting interview with Neil Young led by Conan O’Brien.… Read More

Unsung Heroes: Ras Lidj

Hailing from Washington D.C., this next artist we had the privilege to interview, Ras Lidj, represents his area well. Blending the sounds of roots reggae and the go-go music that his hometown is known for, he has created his own infectious sound called Regg’Go.… Read More

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Returns

One of the highlights of the 2023 global music festival scene is the return of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, June 16th-18th in Boonville in Northern California’s Mendocino County. The festival was last staged in 2018 but was indefinitely suspended due to the extended illness of founder and organizer Warren Smith, who passed away in January 2021.… Read More

Album Showcase: Alific – “Write it on the Wall”

I first started working with Rootfire about 7 years ago when founder Seth Herman had recruited me as a writer. I always thoroughly enjoyed conversing with Seth about reggae because he had such a vast knowledge of modern American reggae and endless personal connections to the artists and industry people alike.… Read More

Vinyl Giveaway: Alborosie’s “Destiny” Vinyl LP

Win a copy of Alborosie’s “Destiny” vinyl LP courtesy of VP Records. Enter below.

Reggae recording artist Alborosie announces his new album Destiny which will be released on the 26th of May via Greensleeves Records, VP Records and Shengen Entertainment. The album stays true to the artist’s signature sound, a blend of authentic Roots Rock Reggae and Dub with supreme songwriting skills and lyrical prowess.Read More