Back in the 90’s, the American reggae scene contained only a fraction of the bands it does today. The majority of touring acts came from either Jamaica or Africa, but there were a handful of American bands throughout the country playing local shows.… Read… Read More
Ever since becoming deeply moved and then essentially obsessed with reggae music as a teenager, Dave has always strove to learn as much as possible about the history and culture of reggae music, Jamaica and Rastafari, the ideology and lifestyle intertwined with reggae. Over the years, he has interviewed many personalities throughout the reggae world including Ziggy Marley, Burning Spear, Lucky Dube, Bradley Nowell and many artists in the progressive roots scene. Dave has also written and published a novel, “The Cosmic Burrito,” a tale of two friends who drive across the USA in search of the ultimate burrito. He plays ice hockey weekly for a recreational team he founded and manages, Team Rasta. Reggae music has filled his life with a richness for which he will forever be grateful, and he gives thanks to musicians far and wide, past and present, whether they perform roots, dub, dancehall, skinhead, rocksteady or ska, whether their tools are analog or digital, as well as the producers, promoters, soundsystems, selectors and the reggae massive at large who comprise the international reggae community. You can follow Dave on Instagram at @rootsdude and Twitter at @ElCosmicBurrito.
San Diego’s Tribal Seeds is one of the longest tenured bands of the progressive roots scene, with this longevity speaking to the top shelf quality of their music. They boast a distinctive, modern essence, thanks in large part to the instantly recognizable singing… Read More
The most exciting bands in the American reggae/rock scene today bring a distinct and unique sound that sets them apart from the bulk of the rest. Hailing from the Mile High City, Tatanka has made an increasingly popular name for themselves by infusing… Read More
Sunset, the climax of each day, when the gleaming orb that gives life to our planet disappears beneath the horizon. Often, in communities where the sunset is visible, people will stop… Read More