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Rootfire Editor Brian Nelson a.k.a. Red Ninja is passionate about making music, making friends, experiencing life and living to tell the tale. Whether dropping heavy dub beats, cruising untouched Rocky Mountain powder, or talking shop about the music biz, Nelson’s approach is pure ninja.

First Listen: The Olés – Rise

Hailing from sunny Santa Barbara, California, The Olés are back with their latest single, the title track off their upcoming album Rise. Conquering the challenges and hardships of life lies at the heart of this most recent release, accentuated by a driving arrangement that leads the listener over the mountain and into the valley… Read More

Ticket Giveaway – Surrounded By The Sound Festival 2018

Cover photo: Ashley Kidwell

There are a lot of grassroots festivals that happen across the country. Typically they feature local talent, a family-friendly atmosphere and a certain enduring sense of chaos that comes with a community of people coming together to give their 100% to do something they don’t do… Read More