Arpeggiated guitar and chords steeped in tremolo introduce us to the debut full-length album, Progress, by Northern New Jersey-based Brother Jerome. But it doesn’t take long before this swelling intro gives way to the tight rock-reggae coupled with melodic horns that… Read More
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.
As the politicians work to strengthen division between neighbors, Boston-based Soul Rebel Project come with arms open delivering the pointed reminder that “there’s still a few decent people out there” on their latest single “Decent People” from upcoming album Inspiration, out… Read More
Hailing from the reggae hotspot of Hermosa Beach, CA, Tomorrows Bad Seeds delivers with their latest single, “Frequency.” Splashes of brass accentuate this heartfelt pop reggae track, as the refrain of “this is the frequency of love” repeats between impactful lyrical verses.… Read… Read More
It’s easy to see the line up for the next big reggae festival and get excited. The genre is at a special spot in its growth where the majority of your favorite headliners will be playing any given big fest, yet new promising talent waiting to be discovered is… Read More
Vision. Integrity. Fearlessness. These are characteristics that give an artist the edge to be great. The edge to succeed. The edge to stay relevant, particularly after arriving into the mainstream. Matisyahu has been a staple of the modern reggae community since his debut in… Read More
Imagine showing up early to one of the hottest up-and-coming reggae bands in the country’s set, only to run in to the frontman, pitch your guitar care skills and get taken up on… Read More
I first met Scotty Flynn when we were both starry-eyed undergrad students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. New to the scene and excited to be immersed in a peer-base of exceptionally talented musicians, we found ourselves to be neighbors in one of the many… Read More