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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.

Boomshaka Festival 2018

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

Rootfire At The Park 2017

 

 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

Join us November 10 – 12, 2017 at Riverfront Park in Cocoa, FL!

Rootfire At The Park is a music & lifestyle festival with… Read More

Citizen Cope: DC Soul

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

First Listen: Thunder Body – Solstice

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

Charlottesville: What Can We Do?

What happened in Charlottesville, VA this weekend is something I’ll be processing for a long time.  The helicopter that crashed, killing two cops…I could hear it circling over my house all day, right up until the time it flew away and crashed. Read More