Reggae Release Radar is Rootfire’s weekly list of new reggae releases (albums/singles/EP’s) from independent artists and prominent labels alike. RRR is open to all artists regardless of size or status and provides an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to be included alongside globally recognized headliners.… Read More
Reid was born and raised in Sacramento, CA, and first connected with Rootfire in 2011 while living and working in New Zealand with The Black Seeds worldwide team. Before that he was the drummer of a folk-rock group called 2Me. Today he manages some of our favorite bands and oversees all operations of Rootfire.
American Reggae Pioneers John Brown’s Body Reunite with Original Members, Including Vocalist Kevin Kinsella
New Music To Be Released in 2024
It’s hard to overstate the impact of John Brown’s Body on the American reggae scene. Not only did they pave the way for today’s headliners like Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure and Rebelution, they are uniquely woven into our very own DNA here… Read More
Rootfire is giving away a pair of 3-day VIP passes to Cali Vibes Festival 2022.
For more than half a century reggae music has radiated out from Jamaica, thriving in niche communities from Tokyo to Los Angeles and beyond. This February reggae music in America will take a significant step… Read More
On October 22nd, 2021, VP Records reissues Keith Hudson’s obscure and edgy masterpiece, Flesh Of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood on vinyl and CD, and for the first time, on digital streaming platforms. The recent passing of the massively influential and well-known producer Lee “Scratch” Perry… Read More
Win a copy of Keith Hudson‘s Flesh Of My Skin vinyl LP, courtesy of VP Records. On October 22nd, 2021, VP Music Group reissues reggae singer and producer Keith Hudson’s obscure and edgy masterpiece, Flesh Of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood on vinyl and CD, and for the… Read More
For many years the American reggae scene has been developing in a relatively small corner of the music industry. That’s beginning to change…
Yesterday’s announcement of Cali Vibes Festival, presented by Goldenvoice (founders of the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals), was absolutely jaw-dropping.… Read More
Rootsland is a new podcast series presented by Consequence Of Sound, exploring the story of two friends who take a musical and spiritual journey from the suburbs of Long Island to the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Narrated by Henry “K” Karyo, Rootsland tells musical stories of landscapes that span… Read More