The American reggae community continues to grow, with talented new artists sprouting up in many communities throughout the United States. California and Florida have always led the pack when it comes to the number of bands and strength of the fanbase, probably due to the… Read More
Tag Archive for ‘reggae’
Rootfire’s “Rare Record Showcase” is a new bi-monthly series dedicated to sharing top-quality Jamaican and Jamaican-inspired records of the past, that have heretofore unjustly existed under the radar of all but the most deep-diving music lovers.
For this first installment, we are focusing on the roots masterpiece Babylon Fall by Junior Ross… Read More
What role has radio played in your life? My family used to listen to it on the drive to and from school. As a teenager I used to stay up late and listen to a show called Indie Soundcheck on FM 102.1, my notebook and pen in hand, ready… Read More
Last week, I sat in a Florida motel room with some of my best friends from Los Angeles’s most revered early-reggae group The Aggrolites. We were talking about some of our shared experiences playing in backing bands for foundational Jamaican artists.… Read More
For a touring musician, Denver, CO is always an eagerly anticipated date on the tour schedule. Crowds are often receptive and excited. There is just something super fun about playing in Denver. And one of the most appealing features for any out-of-town bands rolling through is the abundance… Read More