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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.

Back From The Depths: Fishbone Reborn

There’s a lot of nostalgia for the ’80s and ’90s these days. TV shows like Stranger Things have re-awoken that yearning for the aesthetic of decades past. For those of us who grew up in this era there is something comforting about the colors, style and music of our childhood years.…… Read More

First Listen: Collie Buddz – Legal Now

Tomorrow is 4/20, the internationally renowned holiday commemorating all things cannabis. Today we’re getting the festivities started early with the world premiere of Collie Buddz timely new single, “Legal Now.” Produced by Mr. Buddz himself and recorded at Niko’s House Studios in Florida, this latest ganja anthem follows in the footsteps of… Read More

First Listen: Brother Jerome – Soul Shine

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