First Listen: Spiritual – Awakening

It’s not often that the music styles of old find renewed life through generations of singers; sometimes, though, our ears are blessed by something deeper than the edits that time forces upon art forms, something pure and resonant that has a lasting impression.Read More

First Listen: Satsang – Just A Child

Satsang is a Sanskrit word that translates to mean “being with the truth.” Satsang (the band), is a Montana-based trio, creating some of the most exciting underground and conscious music released today. Their Americana style is at times part folk, part melodic hip hop.… Read More

RIZE OF THE MORNING STAR A Free West Papua Movement!

West Papua is a country in waiting, located approx 150 Kilometers north of Australia it is the western half of the island of New Guinea where the Indigenous peoples have been living for more than 50,000 years.

For over 50 years the West Papuan people have been under brutally oppressed under an Indonesian militant occupation, and subject to a Slow Genocide.

The Holdup – Leaves In The Pool

Six months ago, Rootfire premiered a music video featuring The Holdup‘s latest single “Imperfections.” Like many fans of the band, I was curious if the momentum from the song would spark the band into hitting the road, and if/when they would release their hyped up sixth album featuring “Imperfections.” Read about my sentiments here.… Read More

Dubbest: round table discussion + new live album

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Dubbest, now is the time to rectify that. The five-piece balances classic analog tone with a distinctly 21st century edge to create their brand of melody-driven roots music. Last year marked the release of Light Flashes, their second collaboration with engineer, producer, and all around reggae guru Craig “Dubfader” Welsch, who’s album credits include modern reggae classics like 10ft.… Read More

Jamaica Honors Reggae Legend with Peter Tosh Museum

Today, October 19, marks what would have been the 72nd birthday of reggae legend Winston Hubert McIntosh, aka Peter Tosh. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, Peter founded the trailblazing reggae group, The Wailers, and would go on to international fame as a hallowed solo artist, cunning social activist, and dedicated advocate for the Rastafarian religion.… Read More