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First Listen: Iya Terra – Stars

I don’t know which way I’m gonna go
But I’ve gotta keep going

This is the internal compass of anyone and everyone who’s ever dared to pursue their passion. You cannot see the path until it’s behind you. You don’t know what’s coming but you know you must keep… Read More

First Listen: Zahira – Mystic One

Roots music meets pop appeal in “Mystic One,” the latest single from Canadian-born Zahira. Joining forces with backing band Rising Buffalo Tribe, this new offering from the soulful songstress drives listeners to recognize their personal truth with an open heart.… Read More

First Listen: Policulture – Karma

Colorado roots outfit Policulture releases their upcoming album Mountains to Cross in its entirety August 17. Today, Rootfire premieres “Karma,” the first single from this full-length. With themes revolving around perseverance and persistence, this latest offering from the mountain reggae collective lives true to these values in the flesh, raising… Read More

First Listen: FeelFree – Lonely Life

“The song is about trying to find yourself in solitude but also about dealing with the pain that that solitude can cause for others in your life when you go off on your own,” says Andrew Pfeiffer, lead singer of the Washington D.C.Read More

First Listen: Fiji – Come On Over feat. PAPA

Fiji is one of the godfathers of Pacific Island music, who has released Polynesian musical anthems since the mid 90’s. Originally from Fiji, but a Hawaiian resident since he was 14, Fiji’s influence on some of the biggest musicians coming out of the Pacific like J Boog, Common… Read More

First Listen: Alborosie ft. Raging Fyah – The Unforgiven

Maybe it’s just a musician thing in general, but certainly throughout the progressive roots scene there is a distinct affinity for classic metal amongst the singers and players. And few metal bands have a more household name than Metallica.

Today Rootfire premieres a moving rendition of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” by Italian-born roots artist Alborosie,… Read More