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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.

Improvising Greatness: Matisyahu Interview

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

First Listen: Atomga – Rat Race

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

Rootfire at One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018

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