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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.

The Local Scene: Denver Reggae Social Club

A lot of attention goes out to the big fish. The headliners, even the regional heroes, attract the attention of local press when they come to town. But for anyone who has lived somewhere with a vibrant local scene of any genre, a lot of times it’s the smaller… Read More

First Watch: Natty – Motherland

“This world is so small, now come, we heal it all.” – Natty

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Dense vegetation meets sandy beaches in the opening of “Motherland,” the new music video from London, UK’s Natty. But it doesn’t take long for the… Read More

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