California Roots Music & Arts Festival
Fourth Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival Brings Three Days of Positive, Feel- Good Vibes, with an Explosive Reggae-Rock Line-Up for the 2013 Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26 at the Historic Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California.
The California Roots Music and Arts Festival Line-up is Bringing Together the Biggest Names in Reggae-Rock Today. Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Matisyahu, and Collie Buddz Are Among The Forty-Five Biggest in the Genre Acts Scheduled To Perform.
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Illustrating the perfect underground success story (and a testament to the new music model), Slightly Stoopid, and their label Stoopid Records, has become a case study in how to ‘make it' without the aid of radio or MTV circa the early 21 st century....
When Matisyahu emerged in 2004 with his debut album, Shake Off the Dust...Arise, his musical persona seemed a novelty to some. Here was a Hasidic Jew -- dressed in a black suit with a broad-brimmed black hat worn over a yarmulke, and sporting a full, untrimmed beard -- who nevertheless performed toasting raps about the glories of traditional Judaism over reggae beats in a dancehall style directly from Jamaica....
With heavy influence from Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, and Midnite, this new and unique group brings a refreshing rock vibe to roots style reggae music. Spiritually driven and musically talented, Tribal Seeds have created an art form for rebel music enthusiasts! With comparisons to the legendary group, The Police, they bring an authentic sound that reaches a broad demographic....
Born in New Orleans but raised in Bermuda, dancehall singer Collie Buddz was entranced by the urban music of his island home. He favored dancehall the most, but soca and hip-hop were important too, all of which exploded out the speakers of his DJ brother....
Formed in Santa Barbara, California by a group of college music class chums, Rebelution was built from diverse musical backgrounds united by a shared passion for reggae. The band first garnered attention in the local college rock circuit, going on to score radio play in key markets in Southern California....
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