Josh Heinrichs & friends bring roots reggae to San Diego’s Music Box

On August 25th at the intimate Music Box in San Diego, Josh Heinrichs headlined a great show for roots reggae lovers. First to hit the stage was Eureka Sound. Their trumpet player, Gary Gopar, is also a music professor at Cypress College and several of Eureka Sound‘s members are his former students! Many of Gary’s […]

Iya Terra astounds with ‘Ease & Grace’ album

Over the course of this past year and a half, where things have been exceptionally insane, one core thought kept coming back into focus for me — just be grateful. Be grateful for everything you have in your life. Your friends, your family, your career, your dreams, your ambitions… be grateful for all of it, […]

One Culture releases self-reassuring “Reflection” single

East coast reggae band One Culture resurfaces with a little “Reflection” — literally. Out now on all digital outlets, the new single is an ambient-meets-progressive roots anthem on the power of retrospection. Produced and recorded in the home studio of frontman Kurt Jansohn, later to be mixed and mastered than none other than roots reggae […]

Mammoth Reggae Fest 2021: Day One

Mammoth Reggae Festival held its 11th Annual weekend event this past July 16th through 18th and, boy, was it worth the trip up the mountain! On the first day of the fest, everyone arrived early to check out the Village at Mammoth — an area with a bunch of different cool shops and vendors. The […]

E.N Young breathes new life into Half Pint hit with “No Complaint”

Pretend you just got off work, because it’s time to get comfortable and light one up! Producer, singer-songwriter and roots reggae leader E.N Young is here to help you fill the room with ganja smoke with his latest single “No Complaint”. His roots-inspired, dubbed-up take on a classic Half Pint tune from the early 80s […]

Proof of Life ‘Free Your Mind’ EP review

Coming straight off of E.N Young’s record label, Roots Musician Records, the Corpus Christi, Texas band Proof of Life has released their first EP Free Your Mind. Taking elements of reggae and dub, Proof of Life is an excellent example of a modern meets traditional reggae band. They have provided us with an album that […]

MoZaiq debuts with “Rootsy Roots” single

The Coachella Valley, home to many a music festival like Coachella and Stagecoach, is also home to a lesser known genre. Reggae might not be the first thing you think of when you consider the Cali desert, but roots reggae has become universal over the years. It’s ubiquitous. Celebrating its worldwide regime is the premiere […]

Kings and Comrades ‘On My Way’ album review

After much anticipation, Philadelphia’s Kings and Comrades have just released their third full-length studio album on August 3rd titled On My Way. Led by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jeff McCaughey, the band has come a long way since they began over a decade ago. Starting with only two members, Kings and Comrades are now equipped […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Inna Vision “O.G IV”

Maui’s original roots musician Inna Vision is taking his status literally in his new hip hop-meets-Hawaii single “O.G IV” off the latest Link Up album via Roots Musician Records and produced by Rick Haze: a track who’s subject matter converges everything the artist has worked so hard for over the years with the family that […]