Begin every Wednesday traveling the world through music with me, Sober Raver. I’ll be exposing to Freio’s wanderlust community the artists that are making this world just a little bit sweeter with beautiful music. I will be documenting concerts, local music happenings, and introducing magnificent artists that will blow your mind. Your favorite day of the week just became Wednesday!
Today, we travel to the sun soaked shores of Jamaica.
To those of you that haven’t heard the collie herb word, please meet the irie vibration that is…
Eugene, Oregon was graced by the next generation of soulful reggae to come of out of Jamaica Saturday night at the legendary WOW Hall. For those of you lucky enough to catch the six member Rootz Underground, you can attest to the energy and consciousness behind this reggae infused movement. Lead singer, Stephen Newland, released incredible vibes and explosive passion from the stage that were reminiscent of emotion found in the songs of Bob Marley (Yes, THE Bob Marley). Jumping (even throwing in a couple high kicks) and making his way from one side of the stage to the other, there was no possible way to keep from swaying to their sweet reggae sound. They take the foundation of classic 1970s reggae and move the same positive messages today out into our global society. Not only do they spread the good word, but they do it with energy and a whole lot of groove. Rootz Underground can be found touring the globe in the company of other incredible reggae masters including Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Israel Vibration, The Wailing Souls, Alpha Blondy, Toots & The Maytals, and numerous others. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see what the island of Jamaica is churning out and grooving on.
Continue your Rastafari journey with Rootz…
And for all of you Phish fans… check out this incredible rendition of Makisupa Policeman!