One of my favorite aspects of the progressive roots scene is the fraternal sense of community that is not only evident amongst fans, but also shared amongst the artists themselves. One of the ways that this endearing characteristic surfaces on what has become a regular basis are artist… Read More
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HEAR ME NOW! Miami Cumbia-Dub Rockers Locos Por Juana are coming cool and correct in their new release “Children of the Light.” Celebrating reggae’s tradition of versions, this Grammy-nominated fusion group is playing on the Simply Red familiar favorite “Holding Back The Years” all the while tapping… Read More
O‘ahu, Hawai‘i’s The Green will release three tracks on Feb 22 from their forthcoming acoustic album, Black & White, out March 22 via longtime label partner Easy Star Records.
When I heard that The Green would be releasing an acoustic album in 2019, I thought to myself “Finally!” I can’t think… Read More
Dub music. The apex of creative expression. Part seasoned studio band, part tastemaker producer and part expert engineer. Each studio with its own sound, each team striving to make something unmistakably their own. In a healthy musical community like Kingston, Jamaica, the end result was stacks upon stacks of albums,… Read More
The music of Dustin Thomas is rooted in message. This is a writer and performer who takes his role as a voice with an audience seriously. With a month of tour stops opening for international favorites John Butler Trio kicking off tonight, that audience is looking to do nothing but… Read More