Hovering over the stereo, record, play and pause buttons engaged, waiting to unleash the spinning of the tape deck the second that favorite new song starts on the radio. Notepad open to the right as the order of the latest mixtape is charted out, this one… 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.
Snow is falling, the temperature is dropping, and the days are short. Winter has wrapped itself around all of us as the holiday season kicks into full swing. We will celebrate, we will connect, and we will enjoy this time of reflection with friends and family… Read More
“I can’t even tell you how many people come up to me still and tell me that their first introduction to reggae was Dub Side Of The Moon”
Keeping the spirit of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer alive is Al Anderson, the longtime guitarist for both Bob Marley and the Wailers and Peter Tosh. Anderson currently leads The Original Wailers, paying homage to not only the music of these patron saints of reggae, but also to the… Read More
Perhaps the only thing better than seeing your favorite regional band get big is when they make the epic return to their home state for a major headlining slot. After finishing up the Intergalactic Tour this fall with Iration, Fortunate Youth will be throwing down at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz for NYE… 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… Read More