Devin spent almost 20 years as singer and songwriter for L.A. based roots-reggae band The Expanders. During that time he helped write/record/release 4 records, backed numerous veteran Jamaican artists at performances throughout California, and toured across the U.S. and Europe. He is also an experienced record selector and collector of Jamaican vinyl. Devin now splits his time between recording/performing solo acoustic reggae, playing guitar for veteran SoCal groups Long Beach Dub Allstars, The Lions, and Hepcat, and editing reggae news for Rootfire.net. You can follow him at @manlikedevin
Rootfire is giving away a pair of tickets for any show on Pepper’s “Step To The Local Motion Tour,” which kicks off February 11 in Boston, MA.
Do you love Reggae Music? Then surely you also love nine-time Grammy nominees outa the U.K., currently pushing their first new record in 15 years (Mass Manipulation), going ever-strongly by the roots-household name Steel Pulse.
Do you ever listen to one of their masterfully crafted tunes and wonder about… Read More
Rootfire is giving away a pair of tickets to Arizona Roots Music & Arts Festival, February 22 & 23, 2020.
Rootfire is giving away a pair of tickets for any show on Phase 4 of The Movement’s “Ways Of The World Tour,” which kicks off January 18 at Boomshaka Festival in San Diego before continuing out to the Midwest.
In honor of the recent Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination of the new Steel Pulse album “Mass Manipulation” released on Rootfire Cooperative, this Rare Record Showcase focuses on my personal favorite Steel Pulse record, and in my opinion one of the most underrated records in Reggae, 1980’s… Read More
Last week, Los Angeles, CA roots-reggae champions Arise Roots released “Come And Get It,” the lead single from their eagerly anticipated new album dropping early next year on Ineffable Music. Aside from being a killer tune in its own right (always the case regarding new music from… Read More
I’ve been a fan of Pressure since the first time I heard him on the tune “Jah In Dem,” a collaboration with Vaughn Benjamin (Midnite/Akae Beka) from the 2003 Midnite Branch-I album Geoman. Shortly after, I saw him perform live at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (2005 I believe?)… Read More