A talk with Trevor Hall at Cali Roots 2018

Journalist Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae sits down with Trevor Hall right after his California Roots Festival 2018 performance in Monterey, CA. With his new album The Fruitful Darkness now available on all digital outlets, 2018 is a big year for Trevor Hall, so watch as he tells you what’s next, what inspired the […]

An interview with Katchafire’s Logan Bell

Katchafire left a mark in listeners' hearts with their hit albums On the Road Again and Best So Far, an evocative collection of smooth and catchy songs. The New Zealand ensemble released a new record titled LEGACY on the June 1st, through  Zojak World Wide and Universal – New Zealand. Top Shelf Reggae was fortunate […]

An interview with The Elovaters

I, Top Shelf Reggae journalist Jay Cohen, recently had the pleasure of sitting down with all of the Boston-based band members of The Elovaters. I sat, sipping my tea, realizing the distance in which things have come in the past years. A huge grin attacked my face as I pressed 'Flight Confirmation'. I had just booked […]

Arise Roots interviews at One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae got to chat with Arise Roots after their performance at One Love Cali Reggae Festival 2018 in Long Beach, CA. The band was in high demand, so this short and sweet interview highlights what’s new for Arise Roots, what the band has up next and what they like to […]

A talk with Tyrone’s Jacket at One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae chatted with enigmatic and energetic band on the rise, Tyrone’s Jacket, right after their performance at One Love Cali Reggae Festival 2018 in Long Beach, CA. Watch to find out what’s next for the band, how Tyrone’s Jacket came to be, what inspires their music and what their individual […]

Roots of Mine chats at One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae sat down with the Roots of Mine boys right after their performance at One Love Cali Reggae Festival 2018 in Long Beach, CA. Fresh off the Flav Stage, Roots of Mine gathered to talk about their latest album Another Way, their plans for 2018, their feelings attending One Love […]

Top Shelf talks with Tatanka

Colorado-based and buffalo enthusiast band Tatanka has recently concluded a short winter tour alongside E. N Young, Dubbest and Bumpin Uglies. After 10 days on the road trekking around the continental southwest, the Tatanka boys took a break to chat with Top Shelf Reggae on tour highlights, future plans and weed preferences. 2017 was a […]

Chivalry’s new single “Cast Away” produced by T-Ray of Tribal Seeds

“Cast Away” is the title of the new single from Chivalry, a three-piece band hailing from Pueblo, Colorado and by all accounts, it is an indicator that this band still has much more to offer. The single, during its peak moments, does a great job painting a desolate landscape in the listener’s mind, and is […]

A chat with Katchafire about their new single “Addicted”

New Zealand eight-piece band and veterans in the reggae scene, Katchafire, just released an absolute beauty of a single from the long-awaited forthcoming album. Their first recording of 2017, titled “Addicted”, has finally been released. “It’s sounding great to our ears and we can't wait to share the music with everybody.” This track beautifully captures […]

A sit down with Easy Star All Stars at Cali Roots 2017

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae catches up with Easy Star All Stars before their premiere set at the 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival. The band’s Cali Roots performance kicks off an entire west coast tour, so learn the details about that, their next project and their thoughts on chilaquiles. And, don’t […]

A talk with Tribal Theory at Cali Roots 2017

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae catches up with Tribal Theory at the 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey, California. With their new single “Part Time Lovers” out and their Blackout Tour concluded, the band talks about what’s ahead. For more Cali Roots 2017 coverage, check out the daily photo galleries, […]

Jesse Royal interview at Cali Roots 2017

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae recently interviewed reggae revival sensation Jesse Royal at this past California Roots Festival. Jesse Royal has his debut album dropping shortly, so he talks about what this means for his music, his fans, and his next move. For more Cali Roots 2017 coverage, explore our site for photos, interviews, […]

Kash’d Out talks “The Hookup” at California Roots 2017

Top Shelf Reggae had the awesome opportunity to sit down with Kash’d Out while they were atttending California Roots 2017! Their brand-new full-length LP The Hookup happened to hit digital outlets while the Florida boys were at the festival, so tune in as they talk about their onsite album antics, their upcoming tour, and what’s […]

Catching up with Collie Buddz at Cali Roots 2017

Kristy Rose from Top Shelf Reggae had the pleasure of sitting down with master, Mr. Collie Buddz at the festival of all reggae festivals, California Roots 2017. Learn about the new Collie Buddz Good Life album, his summer 2017 tour, and what’s next for the Bermuda native.

A conversation with Iya Terra

Los Angeles-based, roots reggae band, Iya Terra has been on the rise for the last four years with the goal of spreading conscious, positive music. So far, 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest year of all for them. They will be embarking on their first nation-wide tour supporting Fortunate Youth, Josh Heinrichs & […]