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Unsung Heroes: Kalani Kulcha

Back in the early 80s, reggae was really starting to take root in America, and one of the hot spots for it was Southern California. This next artist we had the privilege to interview, Kalani Kulcha, hails from San Diego, and grew up watching his uncle play bass… Read More

Unsung Heroes: Ras Lidj

Hailing from Washington D.C., this next artist we had the privilege to interview, Ras Lidj, represents his area well. Blending the sounds of roots reggae and the go-go music that his hometown is known for, he has created his own infectious sound called Regg’Go.… Read More

Unsung Heroes: Mark Ackles

Based out of the Myrtle Beach area, this next artist we had the privilege to interview is a keyboard player extraordinaire who has left his mark in multiple genres. Mark Ackles has been a long-time player in the reggae music scene and has played with many of the greats, touring… Read More

Unsung Heroes: Vincent “Biggs” James

When I think of this next bredren we had the privilege to interview, I think of warm keyboard sounds and music that stirs your spirit. Vincent “Biggs” James is a legendary reggae player who has inspired many with his commitment to quality while keeping the music alive and real… Read More

Unsung Heroes: Desi Hyson



Bob Marley accurately said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.” These words ring true, and never more clearly with this next singer we had the opportunity to interview. Desi Hyson is the lead singer and keyboard player for the mighty reggae band,… Read More

Unsung Heroes: Chris “Peanut” Whitley

When I first started learning keyboards as a teenager, I would hear stories from other musicians about this great keyboard player named “Peanut” who lives in Virginia and has played for all the reggae greats. Through the years, I heard the music he produced with singers, and would… Read More