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Concert review: Jimmy Buffett douses fans with familiar songs, Atlanta tales

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The beach balls tossed around the crowd. The leis. The adult beverages being consumed in parking areas – yes, even at Chastain.

Forty-plus years into a career and none of it changes.

BuffettAnd that’s exactly how Parrotheads like it.

At his first gig at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in 27 years, Jimmy Buffett skipped onto the stage in his traditional uniform of pastel shorts and flip-flops and immediately burst into “Summertime Blues” with his nine-piece band and two backup singers.

By the second song, a steel drum-inflected cover of Van Morrison’s “Brown-Eyed Girl,” the shoes were shucked and the nearly sold-out crowd popped to their feet to sing along.

The fact is, Buffett could be up there reciting the Gettysburg Address and as long as fans could wear a foam fin on their heads, they’d happily recite along with him.

His catalog is comprised of uncomplicated songs (“Changes in Latitude” is paint-by-numbers Caribbean lite and the self-explanatory “Too Drunk to Karaoke” is cheerfully brainless) and Buffett has always been a flat, nasally singer prone, in his later years, to speak-singing lyrics live.

But he’s committed to a lifestyle that offers fans a couple of hours of escapism and, while his style isn’t for everyone, he presents it with a warm smile and many, many stories.

“Why the hell not?” was Buffett’s reasoning for returning to Chastain after nearly three decades, and the same could be said about those who shelled out more than $250 for the best seats in the amphitheater. For many, a Buffett show is an annual ritual, and if foot-tapping along to the jaunty “Volcano” and the clip-clopping “One Particular Harbour” makes them happy…so be it.

While Buffett’s extensive chatting between songs was endearing to a point – and he customized his banter to Atlanta-specific tales – it also led to an even-keeled energy level that never escalated because of the continued pauses.

His introduction to the still-lovely “Come Monday” included a story about when, in his fledgling years, he performed a show at The Bistro on West Peachtree Street and “no one actually came.”

Buffett photoThe eternal singalong “Cheeseburger in Paradise” was prefaced by Buffett, 67, noting, “In my early days, my only cheeseburgers were from Krystal and The Varsity.”

Locals undoubtedly appreciated hearing Buffett praise Atlanta’s Zac Brown Band prior to covering the band’s swinging “Knee Deep” (on which Buffett appeared on record); later, Buffett reeled off the combo of ZBB’s “Free” and Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic” popularized by the pair on “CMT Crossroads” (ZBB launched its own summer tour over the weekend, so a live sighting was not to be).

Adding to the Atlanta connections, one of Buffett’s longtime backup singers is Nadirah Shakoor, an Atlanta native and former member of Arrested Development.

The other secret weapon in Buffett’s ace band, which is as capable of adding a pretty accordion coating to “He Went to Paris” as easily as injecting electric guitar into to the rockin’ soul of “The Pascagoula Run,” is guitarist Mac McAnally, the deserved six-time winner of the Country Music Association’s Musician of the Year award.

The booming voiced guitarist held the crowd – a notoriously chatty and distracted bunch at Chastain – rapt with his playing on The Allman Brothers’ “Little Martha” and filled in the Toby Keith portion of “Too Drunk to Karaoke.”

During the 2 ½-hour concert, Buffett included only a couple of selections from last year’s “Songs From St. Somewhere” album – his 27th release and ostensibly the reason for this tour, dubbed “This One’s For You.”

But everyone knows that Buffett doesn’t need a new album to support a tour. A few grass skirts and blenders of booze and yet another trip to “Margaritaville” is all that is ever required.

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This Ones For You … Atlanta

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued the 2014 This One’s For You Tour last night at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta GA.

Some changes to the set list included: “Bama Breeze”, “We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About”, and “Lovely Cruise”.

The tour continues on Thursday with a show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX.

A review of the show is available from Accessatlanta.com: “Jimmy Buffett douses fans with familiar songs, Atlanta tales

At his first gig at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in 27 years, Jimmy Buffett skipped onto the stage in his traditional uniform of pastel shorts and flip-flops and immediately burst into “Summertime Blues” with his nine-piece band and two backup singers.

By the second song, a steel drum-inflected cover of Van Morrison’s “Brown-Eyed Girl,” the shoes were shucked and the nearly sold-out crowd popped to their feet to sing along.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2014/05/28/14036/

Live: Nahko & Medicine For The People @ Cali-Roots (5-24-14)

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Date: Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Line Up: Nahko Medicine For The People
Venue: California Roots Music Festival – The Bowl – Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

With a slight chill and clouds blocking the sky, Nahko and Medicine for the People brought their musical medicine to the Annual California Roots Festival in Monterey for the first time on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Like many artists performing at the festival, Nahko Bear and his tribe have scheduled their tour of the western United States around Cali Roots.

They have recently played shows in Santa Ana, California at The Observatory and the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California and performed at the Joshua Tree Music Festival within the National Park. The group took a detour to play the Summer Camp Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois with Primus, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, and Groundation on May 22nd and 23rd.
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Nahko Bear’s acoustic guitar introduced itself to the tribe while Hope Medford created the beats on her cajón. The rest of the band joined in on the song “Pueo” and got the crowd chanting, “If we are one then why are we all divided?” The Cali Roots Stage area quickly filled up to catch the most energetic band of the festival up to this point. For nearly twelve minutes, the harmonies and beats echoed across the fairgrounds with the intensity of tribal war cries. Nahko finished the first song, reminding us that no one is alone this weekend.

With a smooth transition into “Aloha Ke Akua”, meaning, “God is Love” in Hawaiian, Nahko praised the language for promoting the breath of life as the massive audience hollered “ALOHA!” in return. He looked to the sky and sang how “in the moment I am struggling to trust the divinity of all the god’s and what the fuck they have planned for us” with a responsive cry from the confident congregation.

“Words are very powerful and language is very powerful” Nahko said, “and when you put those two together and the intention behind it and around so much f*#@ing radical music behind it…shit happens” just as the sun peaked through the clouds for the first time all day.

The aroma of sage eased into my nose, the band continued with Manifesto II, and Medford thanked everyone for being apart of the Cali Roots movement. Nahko eased into “It All Starts to Make Sense” and the incredible DJ scratching ability he has with his welcoming vocals. Smiles, cheers, and clapping hands followed along with a band that is not afraid to speak their minds, call out wrongdoings, and promote the community his tribe and the Cali Roots movement represent.

Nahko showed some love to his family in the rafters to stage right and introduced his next song, “On The Verge” that is dedicated to the preservation and care of our water while it DavidNorrisNahkoCaliRoots14 (12)becomes vulnerable to the greedy and destructive practice of fracking for natural gas. People danced and united hands as Nahko chanted, “all nation’s unite” before breaking into a spiritual and inspiring flow reminding us “we shall overcome” and “we are the one’s we’ve been waiting for.”

Nahko began to sing “Handlebars” and with a quick flick of his DJ vocals changed the track to “Warrior People”. Judging by guitarist’s face, this did not appear to be a scheduled transition. The warrior beats continued and Jacob Hemphill of SOJA joined the tribe on stage to finish out the song. Hemphill brought his acoustic guitar on stage to share the progressive energy vibrating through the PA and credited Nahko for being such an incredible band.

The crowd cheered for Hemphill as he walked off the stage with a smile across his face. Nahko and Medicine for the People started a ten-minute back and forth sing off between themselves and the ecstatic audience. Voices were raised and an overwhelming sense of awakening came through every note, chord, and key.

The band said, “Mahalo!” while grinning back at the incredible response for their seven-song set which lasted just over an hour. The band was walking off the stage, but the people were not finished with the band. Chants roared back to the stage when a promoter appeared on stage. After a friendly but semi-serious “BOO!” Nahko was welcomed back on stage for the first encore of this year’s Cali Roots Festival.
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Nahko and Medicine for the People will have a summer filled with music festivals. Their itinerary includes Wakarusa Music Festival with Michael Franti, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas with the Thievery Corporation, Wanderlust, a solo Nahko appearance at Project Earth in Geneva, Gathering of the Vibes in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and many others. If you are planning on attending a music festival this summer chances are you will run into Nahko and his tribe.

Nahko and Medicine for the People Set List:
1.) Pueo
2.) Aloha Ke Akua
3.) Manifesto II
4.) It All Starts to Make Sense
5.) On the Verge
6.) Handlebars/Warrior People/Get Up Stand Up
7.) Black As The Night
Encore
8.) Unknown solo acoustic song

Related Links:
Nahko Website
Nahko Facebook
California Roots Website

Article by: Blake Taylor
Photos by: David Norris

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WFR – not quite on island time, on my way to paradise

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Did you ever have one of those days when things just don’t seem to go right.  I have had about five in a row.  Last Thursday I was driving my old car to Atlanta where I was going to leave with a friend to use while I am in the islands.  I made it as far as just outside of Montgomery, Alabama and it broke down.  When I say broke down, I mean it broke down.  I am not a mechanic but I got a tow truck to pull it into a small shop and they were able to look at it on Friday.  It needed some steering part that had to be ordered and it would not be in until Monday.    In the interim I spent a couple of unexpected nights in Wetumpka, Alabama where I stayed at the Wind Creek Casino and Motel.  It is a pretty nice place and though I am not much of gambler, I had some fun in the Casino. Monday of course was a holiday so my car part arrived today. About six hours of labor later my 1968 MGB is back on the road and I will be driving on to Atlanta tonight.

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I will be in Atlanta late this evening and  I will spend the night with my friend and his wife and then tomorrow  leave for Miami,  Port o Spain, Trinidad and on to St. Lucia.  I will arrive in St. Lucia day after tomorrow at about daylight.

I think it only fitting that I spent a few hours on the side of the road with a broken down car, just to get my mind right for the trip back to the islands. I can’t wait to see the beautiful blue waters and the palms swaying in the breeze.  I can almost smell the spices in the air, taste the fresh seafood and feel the sun shining down on my skin.  I don’t know exactly how long I will be on St. Lucia but I know for sure it won’t take but a few short hours to decompress and get back on island time.  I have been away too long.

It is funny how life gets in the way of living.  I had some personal business…life…to get behind me so I was out of the islands much longer than I wanted to be.  During my time off I wasn’t sitting still.  I have spent a time in western Canada, Alaska, San Francisco, York, England and a few other places. None of which were tropical. The nearest thing to tropical was a four day trip I made to San Diego last December and trust me it was far from tropical.  I love San Diego and I enjoyed some great seafood and time on the rather cool beach but, I need the tropics.

Anyway, by this time tomorrow I will be in Port o Spain, grabbing a bite to eat, waiting to board another plane on to St. Lucia.  I hope to be able to fill you in once I land and get my feet back in the sand.

William Fair Roberts…not quite on island time, on my way to paradise.

Live: Ziggy Marley @ Cali-Roots (5-24-14)

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Ziggy Marley Cali Roots 2014

Date: Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Artist: Ziggy Marley
Location: California Roots Music Festival – The Bowl – Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

Following up an unforgettable day-one with performances by SOJA, Steel Pulse, Katchafire, J Boog, The Expanders, Passafire and many more, Day-two of the 5th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival started off in a haze as the cloud of smoke from the first night had not yet dissipated. Although it was colder than the day before, a special last minute fill-in acoustic performance by Josh Heinrichs helped bring some warmness and sunshine to the Monterey County Fairgrounds early in the morning.

After SOJA’s friday night fiery grand finale, the question on everyone’s mind must have been, “How could Cali-Roots top night one?” The answer to that question, although not simple, was to schedule another full day of amazing Reggae artists from start to finish. From the wooded “Original” stage to the open “Cali-Roots” stage, to a spontaneous round of live acoustic performances being held at ThePier.org booth and everything in between, day-two was on the right track. With today’s most popular Reggae bands like Iration and Rebelution playing alongside Ziggy Marely day-two was primed to deliver another amazing night of Reggae music.

Just as the sun was setting, a sea of approximately 12,000 people flooded the grassy lawn of “The Bowl.” On stage patiently waiting for the opportunity of a lifetime were two of Southern California’s best live artists, Al Scholl and Jimmy Ovadia. With a black and white portrait of the Jamaican musician already on stage waiting to be completed, the anticipation was at an all-time high. Ziggy Marley, the oldest son of Rita and reggae legend Bob Marley, hit the main stage just after 8pm.

As Ziggy and his backing band approached the stage, fans from all over the world began cheering with true joy. Before hitting a single note, Ziggy expressed, “There is already too much hate in this world, so now LOVE is the rebellion. Love is the rebel.” Following the beautiful statement was his first song of the night, the title track off his 2006 release, “Love Is My Religion.” Next, Ziggy followed up the powerful opening with a song that would normally feature additional vocals from actor, Woody Harrelson, in 2011’s “Wild and Free.” Ziggy Marley Cali Roots 2014 Next up was a song that has been getting worldwide recognition as Ziggy has made appearances on late night shows across the nation performing it as promotion for his latest album release. “I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars” is a song dedicated to the planet Earth and why we should continue to love and care for it. The instrumental that followed had everyone moving, leading into the track, “Conscious Party.”

Smiles and smoke clouds filled the venue as Ziggy performed a classic cover of his father’s “So Much Trouble” for everyone to enjoy. Ironically, during this track, I was witness to the first fight I had ever seen at California Roots Festival. Just as things began to escalate, an elderly man, wearing rasta-colored attire, jumped in between the disruption of peace as if he were an angel sent down from above to restore order at this beautiful festival we call Cali Roots.

After a few more songs, I really began to take notice to all the progression the live painters had made on the stage as Ziggy performed “True To Myself,” a personal favorite of mine. Al Scholl’s black and white portrait had now added background colors while Jimmy’s canvas now included much greater detail. The massive crowd of fans never stopped dancing and singing along as Ziggy continued to perform songs, both old and new.

A highlight of the set was Ziggy covering his father’s legendary reggae anthem, “One Love.” A song known by all, the crowd immediately began chanting the lyrics as soon as the first musical note hit the speakers. If you closed your eyes, you almost felt as if you had traveled back in time, listening to Bob Marley spread his music to the masses. At the same time, it was very surreal to see a few of Ziggy’s youngest children dancing on the big screen! Switching up the vibe, Ziggy’s guitar player hopped on the microphone to bring the crowd a taste of some dancehall roots in the track, “Look Who’s Dancing.” Ziggy Marley Cali Roots 2014

To finish the set, Ziggy performed the title track off his April 2014 release, “Fly Rasta.” In a late night interview with Conan O’Brien, the multi-talented family man explained that he was pushing the boundaries of his music with the release of his newest album. The final track of the night featured Ziggy, front and center, playing multiple bongo solos throughout the song. As he left the stage, the crowd continued to cheer for minutes upon end. Ziggy’s host then hit the stage once again, asking for one more round of applause for the children who were seen on stage throughout the set dancing and playing percussion instruments.

According to Ziggy, his father’s last words to him were, “Money can’t buy life.” The oldest son of reggae legend, Bob Marley, seems to have taken these words to heart. Not only does he deliver a heartfelt performance, Ziggy also leaves everyone in attendance with a sense of peace and love for the Earth as well as one another.

The creator of the “Marijuanaman” comic and writer of the children’s book “I Love You, Too,” is always working on new ventures. His performance from last night clearly solidifies that he is carrying on the legacy of his father and has left the perfect set up for his brother’s performance as he closes out the festival for day three.

Ziggy Marley Set List:
1. Love Is My Religion
2. Wild and Free
3. I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars
4. Conscious Party
5. Revolution
6. So Much Trouble (cover)
7. I Get Up
8. Rainbow In The Sky
9. True To Myself
10. Moving Forward
11. Tomorrow People
12. Give It Away or Forward to Love??
13. One Love (cover)
14. Look Who’s Dancing
15. Fly Rasta

Related Links:
Ziggy Marly Website
Ziggy Marley Facebook

Article by: David Garcia
Photos by: David Norris

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Ziggy Marley Cali Roots 2014

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Live: Ziggy Marley @ Cali-Roots (5-24-14)

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Ziggy Marley Cali Roots 2014

Date: Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Artist: Ziggy Marley
Location: California Roots Music Festival – The Bowl – Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

Following up an unforgettable day-one with performances by SOJA, Steel Pulse, Katchafire, J Boog, The Expanders, Passafire and many more, Day-two of the 5th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival started off in a haze as the cloud of smoke from the first night had not yet dissipated. Although it was colder than the day before, a special last minute fill-in acoustic performance by Josh Heinrichs helped bring some warmness and sunshine to the Monterey County Fairgrounds early in the morning.

After SOJA’s friday night fiery grand finale, the question on everyone’s mind must have been, “How could Cali-Roots top night one?” The answer to that question, although not simple, was to schedule another full day of amazing Reggae artists from start to finish. From the wooded “Original” stage to the open “Cali-Roots” stage, to a spontaneous round of live acoustic performances being held at ThePier.org booth and everything in between, day-two was on the right track. With today’s most popular Reggae bands like Iration and Rebelution playing alongside Ziggy Marely day-two was primed to deliver another amazing night of Reggae music.

Just as the sun was setting, a sea of approximately 12,000 people flooded the grassy lawn of “The Bowl.” On stage patiently waiting for the opportunity of a lifetime were two of Southern California’s best live artists, Al Scholl and Jimmy Ovadia. With a black and white portrait of the Jamaican musician already on stage waiting to be completed, the anticipation was at an all-time high. Ziggy Marley, the oldest son of Rita and reggae legend Bob Marley, hit the main stage just after 8pm.

As Ziggy and his backing band approached the stage, fans from all over the world began cheering with true joy. Before hitting a single note, Ziggy expressed, “There is already too much hate in this world, so now LOVE is the rebellion. Love is the rebel.” Following the beautiful statement was his first song of the night, the title track off his 2006 release, “Love Is My Religion.” Next, Ziggy followed up the powerful opening with a song that would normally feature additional vocals from actor, Woody Harrelson, in 2011’s “Wild and Free.” Ziggy Marley Cali Roots 2014 Next up was a song that has been getting worldwide recognition as Ziggy has made appearances on late night shows across the nation performing it as promotion for his latest album release. “I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars” is a song dedicated to the planet Earth and why we should continue to love and care for it. The instrumental that followed had everyone moving, leading into the track, “Conscious Party.”

Smiles and smoke clouds filled the venue as Ziggy performed a classic cover of his father’s “So Much Trouble” for everyone to enjoy. Ironically, during this track, I was witness to the first fight I had ever seen at California Roots Festival. Just as things began to escalate, an elderly man, wearing rasta-colored attire, jumped in between the disruption of peace as if he were an angel sent down from above to restore order at this beautiful festival we call Cali Roots.

After a few more songs, I really began to take notice to all the progression the live painters had made on the stage as Ziggy performed “True To Myself,” a personal favorite of mine. Al Scholl’s black and white portrait had now added background colors while Jimmy’s canvas now included much greater detail. The massive crowd of fans never stopped dancing and singing along as Ziggy continued to perform songs, both old and new.

A highlight of the set was Ziggy covering his father’s legendary reggae anthem, “One Love.” A song known by all, the crowd immediately began chanting the lyrics as soon as the first musical note hit the speakers. If you closed your eyes, you almost felt as if you had traveled back in time, listening to Bob Marley spread his music to the masses. At the same time, it was very surreal to see a few of Ziggy’s youngest children dancing on the big screen! Switching up the vibe, Ziggy’s guitar player hopped on the microphone to bring the crowd a taste of some dancehall roots in the track, “Look Who’s Dancing.” Ziggy Marley Cali Roots 2014

To finish the set, Ziggy performed the title track off his April 2014 release, “Fly Rasta.” In a late night interview with Conan O’Brien, the multi-talented family man explained that he was pushing the boundaries of his music with the release of his newest album. The final track of the night featured Ziggy, front and center, playing multiple bongo solos throughout the song. As he left the stage, the crowd continued to cheer for minutes upon end. Ziggy’s host then hit the stage once again, asking for one more round of applause for the children who were seen on stage throughout the set dancing and playing percussion instruments.

According to Ziggy, his father’s last words to him were, “Money can’t buy life.” The oldest son of reggae legend, Bob Marley, seems to have taken these words to heart. Not only does he deliver a heartfelt performance, Ziggy also leaves everyone in attendance with a sense of peace and love for the Earth as well as one another.

The creator of the “Marijuanaman” comic and writer of the children’s book “I Love You, Too,” is always working on new ventures. His performance from last night clearly solidifies that he is carrying on the legacy of his father and has left the perfect set up for his brother’s performance as he closes out the festival for day three.

Ziggy Marley Set List:
1. Love Is My Religion
2. Wild and Free
3. I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars
4. Conscious Party
5. Revolution
6. So Much Trouble (cover)
7. I Get Up
8. Rainbow In The Sky
9. True To Myself
10. Moving Forward
11. Tomorrow People
12. Give It Away or Forward to Love??
13. One Love (cover)
14. Look Who’s Dancing
15. Fly Rasta

Related Links:
Ziggy Marly Website
Ziggy Marley Facebook

Article by: David Garcia
Photos by: David Norris

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Ziggy Marley Cali Roots 2014

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New Tour Kicks off in Virginia Beach

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked off the 2014 This One’s For You Tour last night at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach. The show marked the debut of Margaritaville.tv. For those who tried to watch noticed there were some technical difficulties through much of the show.

Buffett began the show with the Eddie Cochran cover “Summertime Blues” (first time performed live by Buffett). Other cover songs played included “Brown Eyed Girl” (Van Morrison), “Free” (Zac Brown Band), “Southern Cross” (Crosby, Stills, and Nash), and “Scarlet Begonias” (Gratetful Dead).

Jimmy played four songs from the album “Songs from St Somewhere”, including “Soulfully”, “Too Drunk To Karaoke”, “Something About a Boat”, and “Oldest Surfer On The Beach”.

Some other songs performed include “My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink AnOnly Time Will Tell (last played 6-22-2010 Clarkston, MI) and “Only Time Will Tell” (last played 6-22-2010 Clarkston, MI).

The set list from the show is now available.

The tour continues on Tuesday with a show at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA.

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MP3 Leak of the Week: Ziggi Recado

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On May 20th, European reggae artist, Ziggi Recado will released his fourth studio album, Theraputic on Zion High Productions. The album is produced entirely by Zion I Kings we’re giving away the lead single “Got It Right Here”, for FREE, this week only…

You can download Ziggi Recado’s new song “Got It Right Here” for FREE on our home page, under the MP3 Leak of the Week section, on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday May 31st, 2014.

Ziggi Recado – “Got It Right Here”
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“Got It Right Here” Background:
Theraputic includes 13 total tracks with 4 guest appearances from Lutan Fyah, Vaughn Benjamin (of Midnite), Taranchyla Earl 16. This is his first full length release since his 2011 self-titled record “Got It Right Here” is one of the new albums top jams first single.

Here’s what Ziggi Recado had to say about song, “Got It Right Here”:
“Got It Right Here was recorded on St.Eustatius. One of the smallest islands in the Caribbean. It was part of the entire project I did with Zion I Kings. It was one of the many riddims I had to work with during my 5 month stay in the Caribbean. I recorded the entire album between December and March. ‘Got It Right Here’ was a tune done somewhere in the middle of the process. It’s the lead single for the ‘Therapeutic’ album The video has already been shot and will be released soon”
Ziggi Recado

You can purchase Ziggi Recado’s New Album, Theraputic, on iTunes by clicking HERE!

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Ziggi Recado Background:
Growing up on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, the young Ricardo Blijden was given the nickname Ziggi by his grandparents who raised him. In 1999 Ziggi Recado moved to the Netherlands to study. Through the influence of friends who were aspiring artists, Ziggi began experimenting with music around 2001/2002. This gradually grew into a hobby that he had a natural talent for. In 2003 Ziggi was signed to Rock(N)Vibes entertainment which became Ziggi’s first Label/Management. Now in 2014, Ziggi will release his fourth studio album, Theraputic.

With outstanding performances on major European festivals and venues like Roskilde (Denmark), Lowlands (Netherlands), Festineuch (Switserland), Coleur Café (Belgium), Cabaret Sauvage (France) and Super Bock Fest (Portugal), Ziggi Recado proves once again that he is amongst the world’s top reggae acts.

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Ziggi Recado Links:
Ziggi Recado Website
Ziggi Recado Facebook
Ziggi Recado Twitter

Huge thanks again to Ziggi Recado for allowing us to share their new song “Got It Right Here” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article By: Mike Patti

Listen: Ziggi Recado – “Got It Right Here”

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Live: Steel Pulse @ Cali-Roots (5-23-14)

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Date: Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Line Up: Steel Pulse
Venue: California Roots Music Festival – The Bowl – Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

Steel Pulse is one of the most highly rated and hard working reggae bands in the industry today. The passion and heart the band exudes through their music to an awe-inspired audience sets them apart from their peers. Steele Pulse continues to lead the way, bringing out the essence of Roots-Reggae at each festival and show.

They just returned from a concert in Lima, Peru in April and found time to soak in the Peruvian culture in between press conferences and DavidNorrisSteelPulseCailRoots014 (7)interviews. They kicked off their festival season with the band’s first appearance at California Roots in Monterey on the first night of festivities.

It’s rare when a person witnesses a living legend on stage and almost 10,000 people were treated to nine of them when Steel Pulse showed up at The Bowl in the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Smiles, laughs and positive attitudes carried through the main stage arena and the photo pit transformed into a dance floor. Security guards realized they have no problems within such a friendly group and made the best of it by moving to the beat and joining in with everyone else.

One fan was carrying two over-sized reggae colored peace signs, one flying a Jamaican flag, another holding up a dream catcher, that was almost two feet in diameter. Nobody was holding up a cell phone. Everyone in the stands and infield had their eyes fixed on lead vocalist David Hinds wearing a rainbow robe like JAH-seph and the Technicolor Dream Coat.

After their opener, “Blues Dance Raid,” a Reggae-tinged version of the “Star Spangled Banner” and a few other classic tracks, David Hinds had the entire arena singing “Black and Proud” even though the crowd was a little lighter shade.

Haven Art Studio provided a couple of live-art dreadlocked women on stage as he danced, painting to the music while creating a masterpiece. Hinds has acquired artwork from the featured Artist Kirk O’Hara, who painted live on stage for The Expanders and Simpkin Project. O’Hara thoroughly enjoyed the set and loves “how they turned their set jazzy” and jammed all over the stage.

DavidNorrisSteelPulseCailRoots014 (5) I spoke with a couple dancing throughout the set. Chuck and Mercedes were celebrating their 10th anniversary while dancing to the loving sound. Fists were raised and the echo of festival goers traveled through The Bowl screaming “Abracadabra, catch me if you can!” and “Here comes rasta man, catch me if you can!” While Chuck was in town supporting his friend’s band from Costa Rica, O Jo De Buey, he represented what everyone one else was here for: A family within a scene that ends up being more than a movement.

Every single time keyboardist Selwyn “Bumbo” Brown took a break from jammin’ with his hands, he grabbed the mic and spoke pure rhythm to our eager ears. With a San Diego Padres hat dawning an “SD” logo in green, red, and yellow, Bumbo Brown exuded a hint of youthfulness I could only hope to achieve in my short thirty-two years on this planet. A synchronicity in sound is something Steel Pulse does naturally and on a regular basis throughout their successful career.

With solid drums, energetic bass lines and a saxophone solo to match, this turned out to be the longest set that was over before we knew it. The ensemble on the stage before us represented the proof that reggae music is transforming and continuing to promote love, peace, and many other things that were going on that will not be mentioned. You just had to be here.

Brown continued to give his keys a break and snag the mic off the stand in order to move around the whole stage and teach everyone a lesson in original sound while we cheered and sang.

Steel Pulse will play The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California tonight before heading east to play Artpark in Lewiston, New York with Ziggy Marley on June 25. After one solo show at Mojoes in Joilet, Illinois the reggae legends will do Bayside Rhythms Festival in the Virgin Islands, Levitate Music Arts Festival in Marshfield, Massachusetts, and Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut before leaving stateside to perform in Gibraltar, Belgium and England.

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Steel Pulse Set List:
1.) Blues Dance Raid
2.) Worth It’s Weight In Gold
3.) Life Without Music
4.) Chant A Psalm
5.) No More Weapons
6.) Black and Proud
7.) Drug Squad
8.) Rock Steady
9.) Steppin’ Out
10.) Whirlwind Romance

Related Links:
Steel Pulse Website
Steel Pulse Facebook
California Roots Website

Article by: Blake Taylor
Photos by: David Norris

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Jurassic 5′s Word of Mouth Reunion Tour!

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The 6 member hip-hop tribe known as Jurassic 5 are back and returning to the road this summer for their Word Of Mouth Reunion Tour sharing the road alongside Dialted Peoples, Beat Junkies and MC Supernatural. The Los Angeles, CA based hip hop group will be celebrating their reunion after 6-7 year hiatus.
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After a positive response at last year’s Coachella, the group’s six original members – Akil, Zaakir, Marc 7, DJ Nu-Mark, Chali 2na, and Cut Chemist – are set to cross the country on this very special jaunt. The tour kicks off July 7 at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV and will end August 3rd at the House of Blues in Boston, MA. In between those dates are 20 total shows to celebrate the 20 year reunion of the band.

“Just to be able to do this reunion is really special,” said DJ Ni-Mark in a recent interview with Moshcam. “They always say that you only get one chance at this business and we’re so lucky to get another chance to playing in front of people that have supported us is just…we feel very thankful for that.”

Following the Coachella reunion, these six rap luminaries embarked on a yearlong string of sold-out concerts and festivals in Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In addition to the tour, J5′s renaissance continues with the release of a full-length documentary feature later this year.

As for the Word of Mouth Reunion Tour, it’ll include the group performing a an intimate set of classics from their back catalog that dates back to their first EP release in 1998. Two years later, they dropped their full length album, Quality Control. In 2002, Chali 2na was featured on the Long Beach Dub All Stars Wonders of the World album, with vocals on the song “Life Goes On”. In 2006, the group released the album, Feedback via Interscope saw the group reach #15 on the Billboard Top 200 during it’s release before amicably separating the following year.

Currently the band is touring internationally through Europe and will be back Jun 29th for a short breather before their July 9th Summer tour commences – check the full schedule of dates…

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Jurassic 5 Links:
J5 Website
J5 Facebook
J5 Twitter

Article By: Mike Patti

Watch: Jurassic 5 – “Whats Golden”

Watch: Jurassic 5 – “Quality Control”

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