Through the Roots: With a new fan-inspiring four-song CD released in mid-July and the second of
two nationwide tours scheduled in the Fall of 2011, THROUGH THE ROOTS is
definitely on the rise while sharing the San Diego, California group's
easy-listening music with Cali-Reggae vibes and positive messages.
... THROUGH THE ROOTS' uplifting music includes a tantalizing blend of reggae,
rock, and pop mixed with a vast array of ear pleasing guitar, drums and
keyboard/synth play to mesh with the band's catchy vocals, creating its unique
sounds. TTR excels in live performances, allowing its young and older fans to
truly experience the total musical package as the pumping crowd is wrapped into a high-energy, free-flowing show that leaves fans with a positive reaction.
THROUGH THE ROOTS' new CD, "Here To Stay" quickly rose on the iTunes reggae Top 200 chart to No. 2 in the first week and remains amongst the best selling CDs as more and more THROUGH THE ROOTS fans are turned on by the clever vibes and soothing mixture of TTR's music. The popular CD has garnered air time on the West Coast and in Hawaii, adding to a six-song EP that THROUGH THE ROOTS put out in 2008, with both currently in iTunes' top 50 selling reggae CDs.
THROUGH THE ROOTS will join high-profile groups Iration and Tomorrow's Bad Seeds in the Fall, running from October to November, for a 38-show nationwide tour to cap a breakout year for THROUGH THE ROOTS in 2011. Earlier in the year, TTR traveled nationwide with Tribal Seeds for 30 shows in two months, adding scores of new fans from the West Coast to the East Coast and across the midwest.
THROUGH THE ROOTS came together as a band in 2008 and blended its unique sounds of reggae and rock music. TTR quickly captured music fans' attention all over the West Coast as the band rose in popularity and became a must-see show while sharing the stage with highly respected groups like Rebelution, Iration,
Pepper, Passafire, Tribal Seeds, Natural Vibrations and Alborosie, in various
venues across the United States.
THROUGH THE ROOTS, led by lead vocalist Evan Hawkins, one of the rising young stars in Cali-Reggae music, and a talented supporting cast in Bryan Jackson (Bass), Brady O'Rear (Keys), Taylor Boatwright (Drums, Vocals) and Cris Cruz (Guitar/Keys), plans to continue touring through 2011 and expand TTR's budding tour schedule in 2012 while sharing their inspiring music.
The Wiley One: Emerging onto the Southwest music scene arrives an acoustic hip hop groove band with music as original as the band members themselves, THE WILEY ONE , blend of Acoustic, Hip Hop, Reggae, Blues and many other styles that fill the soul with a fun and relaxed vibe. Established in 2007 and rooted in Arizona, The Wiley One has evolved into one of the most impressive bands in the Southw...est. Their unique bouncy-bluesy string style riffs combined with creative lyrical poetry have attracted audiences far and wide from Los Angles to New York - Seattle to Miami. The Wiley One have been featured in many ad campaigns, TV shows, theme music for featured projects, as well as several local and national publications including Billboard Magazine's Green Issue in 2010. The band is well known for taking a powerful stance on spreading environmental awareness, working with many prestigious environmental companies and organizations such as Zero Hero, ACE Alliance for Climate Education and Disney's Planet Challenge. Their music can be heard through numerous platforms around the world including a variety of College and West Coast radio broadcasts, television networks and Web Sites. The Wiley One's first album "No 7 Kid" and their new single "Never Bored on a Board" have recently attracted the world of entertainment and many of their songs have been featured on Television channels such as Fuel TV and ESPN. The Wiley One has shared the stage with many artists from around the World. Over the last two years they have toured around the United States performing on Main Stages for Major Music festivals as well intimate venues for select groups and parties. Whether they are performing on top of a Bio Diesel Bus, playing acoustically at local bars, small music venues, big theaters or Major Festivals, The Wiley One performances are exciting, fun and interactive.
Kush County: Kush County Music is a collaboration of Arizona & Hawaii Musicians coming together to create Music that elevates the groove. Combining the sounds of Hawaiian melodies, Rootsy bass & drums with 3 part harmonies and a Female lead that sets KCM apart from others, making them Arizona's premire Island Reggae Band. KCM has opened for such bands as Katchafire, Steel Pulse, The Green, Fiji, Pato Banton, Natural Vibrations, Common Kings, Fortunate Youth & Anuhea, just to name a few. KCM is now working on there first self titled album soon to be released. You can catch KCM performing Live regularly in Arizona and California.
Tribal Theory: Genre aside, Tribal Theory is the hottest musical act out of San Diego in quite some time. This talented and impressive group has created a new breed of World Music that’s polished and fresh. Tribal Theory takes their Pacific Island roots and fuses it with Reggae, Ska and a little bit of Rock to make a sound that’s uniquely their own. The three original members; vocalist AJ Blount, ukulele player/vocalist Dominic Blas and guitarist Rich Duenas began as performers in a Polynesian dance group. They picked up their first guitar and ukulele and began jamming in their friends’ backyards by makeshift bonfires and barbecue pits. Vocalist Ku Hawkins later joined the group along with bassist Mike Paulino, drummer/vocalist Nico Tuilesu and keyboardist Paul Bowen. The multi-talented group quickly gained recognition throughout the region and the Tribal Theory vibe has continued to spread. Tribal Theory has established themselves as one of the most sought after “live” performing groups in Southern California. They have performed alongside other artists such as Barrington Levy, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Natural Vibrations and Sashamon, just to name a few.