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Dave is the author of "The Cosmic Burrito", a tale of two friends who drive across the USA in search of the ultimate burrito. In the past, he has written for various music publications and interviewed a range of artists including Sublime, Everclear, Burning Spear, Big Mountain, Bad Brains, Neal Casal and Lucky Dube. Dave has a deep passion for reggae music, Rasta consciousness and island culture. In reggae circles, he goes by the name "Rootsdude," and he has dubbed his extensive music collection “Rootsdude Sound System.” David plays ice hockey weekly for two recreational teams he founded and manages, Team Rasta and The Wailers.

Climbing to the Top with TreeHouse

The upcoming Rootfire At The Park festival in Cocoa, Florida, has a diverse lineup of bands from a variety of genres. As a longtime roots enthusiast, I’m super excited for the array of up and coming reggae bands, almost all of which hail from Florida.… Read More

Do It For The Love: Michael Franti

For over two decades, Michael Franti’s original blend of hip-hop, folk, rock and reggae has been pleasing ears, spreading joy, preaching peace and inciting people to dance, while rallying them to take action for positive change.   

Like a true leader, he… Read More

First Listen: Signal Fire – Lift Up

A signal fire, also known as a smoke signal, was used during pastoral times as a way to transmit information, warn of danger and gather people together. A perfect name for a band who describes themselves as “a group of diverse musicians… Read More