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Summer Of Rootz

Summer Of Rootz

Summer Of Rootz

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Check these photos of Rootz Underground several performances in California since this summer.


The best reggae music merges infectious rhythm with poignant lyrics, our consciousness rising while our hips sway, meditation and aerobics all wrapped in one.  When you add a tight band whose members clearly enjoy playing together and a charismatic high jumping, sweet smiling lead vocalist, you have discovered Rootz Underground.

Northern California was treated to several dynamic performances by the Jamaican band from June to October, including 3 large festivals (Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Reggae on the River, and Earth Dance) and many packed clubs up and down the coast.

Rootz Underground’s sound is an outgrowth of the classic roots rock reggae tradition, but thoroughly modern. The songs on their two studio albums, 'Movement' and 'Gravity', are political, spiritual, romantic, and always poetic.

The seeds of Rootz Underground were sown in 2000 among childhood friends and were cultivated to include the current band members: Stevie “G” Newland (lead vocals), Charles Lazarus (lead guitar), Jeffrey Moss (rhythm guitar), Colin Young (base), Paul (SCUBI) Smith (keyboards), and Leon (SonSon) Campbell (drums).


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Posted by Robbie Hudson on 12.06.2010
Love the Rootz!!!

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