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
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.
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
The Expanders new single “Blood Morning” dropped February 16 on Rootfire Cooperative, marking the release of their first piece of original music since 2015’s #1 Billboard Reggae topper Hustling Culture. With a knack for delivering music in the style of authentic golden-era… Read More
At its roots, reggae is freedom fighter music. It is played to unite people against cultural oppression, political corruption and injustice. During the early hayday of roots reggae in the 70’s, the genre carried its message in the face of the violent era of political unrest… Read More
When most people think music festival, they think summer time. The thing I love about One Love Cali Reggae Fest is getting that dose of music fest love in February. That and the monstrous lineup that One Love has consistently brought, now three years running.… Read More