One Love Cali Reggae Fest reveals massive lineup for 2020

A reggae rock lover travels the world and back for events that incorporate all their favorite artists. Imagine having virtually all reggae artists — from Jamaican reggae to island reggae to Cali reggae and back — all in one place. In one weekend. We cannot stress enough that this is the case for One Love […]

Sammy Johnson shines in ‘Moonlight Lovers’ EP

Sammy Johnson‘s latest EP, Moonlight Lovers, is a tasteful blend of vibrant drums, twinkling guitar strums and soulful backdrop vocals that provide an overall essence of loveliness, enriched with Johnson’s own touching harmonies. Moonlight Lovers is an EP bound to make the heart flutter, head nod and hips sway throughout its entirety. Each track glides […]

Sammy Johnson to embark on Sleepwalker Winter Tour

Aussie native, New Zealand bred, LA resident Sammy Johnson is taking his talents on the road yet again with the latest installment of his ongoing Sleepwalker Tour. In support of his full-length Sleepwalker that hit stores last year, Sammy Johnson announced a few days ago that west coast inhabitants have the chance to catch his […]

Sammy J sits down at Cali Roots 9

Sammy “J” Johnson sits down after his Day One performance on the main Bowl Stage at Cali Roots 9 in Monterey, California to chat with Top Shelf Reggae’s Kristy Rose. Coming off of his Sleepwalker tour, Sammy J chats about his latest Sleepwalker EP, his upbringing, getting back in the studio, his eternal love for […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day One

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The Cali Roots 9 experience

The annual California Roots Festival could easily be compared to a modern-day Woodstock of reggae – three days of peace and music. In fact, Jimi Hendrix famously torched his guitar on the very stage thousands gather around year after year for this event. But, at the same time, Cali Roots is uniquely and authentically its […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018: Day Two

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Cali Roots announces final 2018 artists

Today’s the day. It’s finally here – the fourth and final installment of the 2018 California Roots lineup! This year artist reveals went down a little differently, allowing the avid reggae and rap enthusiast to see what each day’s rundowns were way ahead of schedule. (Normally, this information is unveiled the week or two leading […]

3rd Cali Roots 2018 lineup announced

The holidays have come early, folks – the Cali Roots crew has released another artist announcement! Festival-lovers get to swallow another big bite of the 9th Annual California Roots rundown, just in time to add passes to their Christmas wish lists. If you have yet to consider Cali Roots as your Memorial Day destination this […]

Cali Roots announces 2018 round 2 artists

The holidays come a little early for music lovers! In the form of artist announcements, reggae and hip hop enthusiasts wait patiently behind device screens to hear who will be featured at their fave festivals come the New Year. And, one fest in particular rings a little louder than the rest – that’s right, one […]

California Roots 2018 takes shape

For the past eight years since the inaugural California Roots Music and Arts Festival, there is always an early October date that rings significant to reggae-rock-rap lovers alike. It's been a long summer since the previous Cali Roots went down over Memorial Day Weekend, and with the transition to fall comes the transition to the […]

Experiencing the 3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival

When you put camping with your friends and family, tasty craft beer, and some of your favorite reggae and hip hop artists into one weekend, the result is always going to be a great one. And, that's exactly what everyone who attended Dry Diggings Fest over the Labor Day Weekend got to experience. The festival […]

Sammy J announces Mixed Feelings Tour

Sammy Johnson, a.k.a Sammy J, has been making waves in the reggae scene for years with his islander vibes coinciding with his heartfelt lyrics. To be honest, the man makes the ladies melt. Watching him live is like witnessing a bunch of women in heat, all competing with each other to lock eyes with the […]

3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival Announced

Everybody’s favorite fall festival is back for its third year of reggae beats and brews, tucked away in the serene Sierra Nevada Mountains. That’s right – the 3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival has taken shape! About 45 minutes east of Sac town is Placerville, California: home of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, who has hosted […]

Sammy Johnson releases video for new single “Do You”

New Zealand reggae/soul singer and songwriter Sammy Johnson ( a.k.a. Sammy J) is back with a brand new video for his new single entitled “Do You”. Sammy J is putting the final touches on his new album for early summer release on Island Empire Records. Born in Australia, Sammy J embraces his Maori and Polynesian […]