San Diego’s Tribal Seeds is one of the longest tenured bands of the progressive roots scene, with this longevity speaking to the top shelf quality of their music. They boast a distinctive, modern essence, thanks in large part to the instantly recognizable singing of guitarist Steve Jacobo.… Read More
How can I even begin to describe someone like Jah9? She is not just a musician, but a poet, and her work is immensely important to the world we live in today.
I will never forget riding in a car with two of my strong female friends, when I first heard Jah9’s song “Greatest Threat to the Status Quo.” Goosebumps formed on my skin; I couldn’t believe how very true, how relevant, and how impactful this tune was.… Read More
The best original music often times comes from artists who have studied their predecessors, learned their songs and know the elements of their style inside and out. Los Angeles-based The Expanders are just such an act. When it comes to roots music, these guys deliver with authenticity.… Read More
Rootfire At The Park made its triumphant return to beautiful Cocoa, FL earlier this month, bringing together reggae & roots music fans for a truly one-of-a-kind celebration. Overcast skies and the looming threat of Florida showers did nothing to deter the faithful from turning out in full force for the second annual event, which spanned three vibe-filled days at Cocoa’s Riverfront Park.… Read More
The earliest incarnation of reggae music, known as rocksteady, evolved from ska music in the mid- 60s. It was popularized by Jamaican vocal groups, such as The Ethiopians and The Techniques, before morphing into the roots reggae music that Bob Marley would eventually help spread to every corner of the globe.… Read More