For more than a decade Tribal Seeds have cultivated a worldwide following and established themselves as leaders the progressive roots movement in their hometown of San Diego, CA. On President’s Day 2018 they host the first annual Boomshaka Festival, co-headlining with Stick Figure, and joined by The Original Wailers, Don… Read More
Reid came to Rootfire by way of New Zealand, where he lived and worked with The Black Seeds worldwide team from 2011-2012. Before that he was the drummer of a folk-rock group called 2Me out of Sacramento, California. Today he manages The Movement, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and The Expanders.
I’ll never forget the day, a little over a year ago, when Seth Herman sat down in my living room and asked if I would carry the torch of Rootfire. I was shocked at first, then honored, humbled and a little bit terrified because Seth is a true visionary… Read More
Clarence Greenwood, aka “Citizen Cope,” is 49. You’re supposed to be done at that age. But he didn’t get any traction until his thirties. And this audience, detached from the hit parade, doesn’t care about age, just music. –Bob Lefsetz
The conversation about booking Rootfire At… Read More
Sometimes a band comes out of nowhere, bursting into our everyday conversations because their talent and energy is so obvious it can’t be ignored. The Ries Brothers have become that band. Their new album The View From The Outside was produced by Ted Bowne (Read More
We are thrilled to announce the next release on Rootfire Cooperative: Solstice, the new album from Rochester-based Thunder Body will come out October 13, 2017.
Thunder Body is family. Not only are they spearheaded by partner duo Matt O’Brian (drums, vocals) and Rachel Orke (keys), but they are part of Rootfire’s… Read More