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Long Miles graduate from the school of reggae-rocknew

Four years ago, John Shields and the Long Miles were rookie bandmates in their first years of college. This week, they release 10-song collection titled Shades with a big show at the Music Farm.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  04-02-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Da' Gullah Rootz Keep the Reggae Beatnew

Steeped in roots reggae vibes, laid-back Rastafarianism, and a Lowcountry perspective of African-American culture, Charleston's long-running Da' Gullah Rootz is something of a local musical treasure.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  05-04-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Dreadlock Diasporanew

Colorado's reggae-inspired DubSkin give dancehall rhythms a Front Range makeover.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Nick Chambers  |  01-31-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Righteous Maytalnew

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert on his band and the birth of reggae.
Miami New Times  |  S. Pajot  |  11-16-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Eric Blowtorch: The Jamaican Connectionnew

A prolific recording artist always willing to share the microphone with guest stars, Eric Blowtorch’s musical endeavors have been more a vocation in the traditional sense than a career. He has reached a new height on his latest album with his band the Welders, The Alphabet.
Shepherd Express  |  David Luhrssen  |  12-11-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Groundation Jams on More Than Just Reggaenew

For over 10 years, frontman Harrison Stafford has led his spiritualized reggae ensemble from their earliest days in the northern California scene through a world-wide musical journey that continues to aim far.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  09-09-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The English Beat Continues to Hone its Reggae/Punk Blendnew

The English Beat may have become a beloved footnote in the history of college music if a funny thing hadn't happened in the United States in the '90s: An entirely new generation of kids became enamored with the 2 Tone sound and started forming bands of their own.
Tucson Weekly  |  Stephen Seigel  |  07-29-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ziggy Marley's Family Businessnew

The reggae heir tapped the likes of Willie Nelson and Jack Johnson for a record aimed at toddlers, tykes, and their 'rents.
Seattle Weekly  |  Jonathan Cunningham  |  06-08-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Boston's Caribbean Riddims Are About to Burst Back into the Mainstreamnew

While reggae fell out of favor with the mainstream, it continued to be nurtured in Boston. Now, the local scene is poised to rise again -- if it can find agreeable live venues in town.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  05-22-2009  |  Music

The Wailers Honor the Memory of Bob Marley by Continuing the Social Revolutionnew

The core of what has become a family tree of musicians began in 1963, when Bob Marley, Bunny Livingston, Peter McIntosh, Beverley Kelso, Junior Braithwaite and Cherry Smith united as a ska band known as The Teenagers.
Boulder Weekly  |  Ben Corbett  |  01-12-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Reggae Artist Queen Ifrica Speaks Truth to Powernew

While she's been working on building her name throughout Jamaica for the past ten years, Ifrica (born Ventrice Morgan) is just now starting to gain an international following.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Jonathan Cunningham  |  11-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Tarrus Riley's Jamaica Juicenew

Rastas and reggae have been a volatile cocktail since the 1970s when Bob Marley, who didn't invent either, popularized both. Last year, up-and-coming reggae Rastaman Tarrus Riley added a new element to the mix -- cranberry juice.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Grant Britt  |  09-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Reggae Legend Burning Spear Shines on New Disc, Tournew

When you start out with Bob Marley as your mentor, great things can’t help but follow.
New York Press  |  Ernest Barteldes  |  08-29-2008  |  Reviews

The Top Ten Beres Hammond Tunes of All Timenew

Within reggae, few people could argue that Hammond is revered as one of the greatest balladeers to ever live — if not the best.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Jonathan Cunningham  |  08-26-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Matisyahu: A Hasidic State of Mindnew

if you delve into his music and embrace the solid songwriting and instrumentation attached to it, you'll discover that Matisyahu (born Matthew Miller) is more serious about his craft than most people give him credit for.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Jonathan Cunningham  |  07-16-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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