In the long revered Jamaican style of multiple artists voicing over the same instrumental, the Cali Roots Riddim is an instrumental written by Collie Buddz and produced by Johnny Cosmic, featuring 21 different artists (“versions”) including Yellowman, Anthony B, The Movement, SOJA, Gentleman, Jesse Royal,… 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.
Cali Roots Celebrates Earth Day with The Announcement Of Their 2020 Greening Initiatives & Partnerships
To celebrate Earth Day 2020, the California Roots Music and Arts Festival is proud to announce their expansive greening initiatives and partnerships for 2020. The 11th annual festival has been rescheduled, with 100% of the lineup intact, to take place October 9-11 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center.… Read More
*Thanks to GREY O’NEIL for co-authoring this post
As Coronavirus fears mounted in the United States, the music industry was one of the first to feel the economic impact en mass. Ultra Music Festival in Miami canceled on March 4, followed by SXSW on March 6, and the floodgates opened… Read More
JOIN US FOR A BEACH CLEANUP AT REGGAE RISE UP FLORIDA!
Rootfire and Reggae Rise Up Florida are teaming up with The Peaceful Green Warriors / Keep Pinellas Beautiful to clean up and give back! Please RSVP below and join us at 9am on Saturday, March 21st at the Vinoy Park Beach… Read More
Since April 2016, Rootfire Cooperative has provided more than $280,000 in interest-free loans to independent artists and released 10 albums, including a GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album and six Billboard Reggae #1 Albums.
Artists interested in working with Rootfire Cooperative can submit below.… Read More
Rootfire is giving away a pair of tickets for The Expanders show at The Holding Company in San Diego on February 28th.
The group just released “Sweet & Slow”, a single featuring Slightly Stoopid.… Read More
As a young man devouring music in Oahu, Roger Bong was captivated by the native sounds of the islands, from funk to soul, jazz, reggae and more. What began as collecting records eventually became blogging, and some years later Aloha Got Soul (AGS) launched the first and… Read More
Wow. I just watched this. Laughed out loud at 11:34 and wanted to cry at 12:53, thinking about the disparity between an artist who pours their heart and soul into their art, and the kid with a communications degree from Pepperdine who can shelf the project and never let… Read More