Ginger Roots & The Protectors ft. Fully Fullwood and The Devastators
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With sounds inspired by traditional “Roots Reggae”, Ginger Roots & The Protectors weaves contemporary rhythms and gifted musicianship into a performance that will make you bop your head and move your feet.Buy Tickets
Ticket Price: $13 advanced / $15 day of show / $23 reserved seating
Ginger Roots & the Protectors, Southern California's newest and brightest stars are ready to set the music world on fire. Steeped in the traditions of "Roots Reggae", the group now launches what promises to be a long love affair with reggae fans everywhere.
The sounds of Ginger Roots & the Protectors are inspired by traditional "Roots Reggae", blended with contemporary rhythms and gifted musicianship. Weaving smart and socially conscious lyrics with head boppin' beats, every song stands out. On their latest release, the group collaborated with some of Reggae's most venerated players to complete the sounds that will get the worlds attention.
Established in 2000, The Devastators are a four-piece reggae outfit based out of San Diego, California. Their sound has been described as a soulful mix of roots reggae and dub with a hint of funk, combining heavy drum and bass grooves and the old school sounds of Hammond organ, clavinet, and piano. The core line-up consists of prominent SD reggae musicians Ivan Garzon (lead vocals, bass), John Allen (drums, backing vocals), Alex Somerville (keyboards), and Brian Teel (backing vocals, guitar, keyboards). These four veteran performers share over 10,000 hours of combined stage experience and have backed National artists such as Pato Banton, Big Mountain, The Wailing Souls, Garth Dennis, The Itals, Elijah Emanuel, James McWhinney, Edi Fitzroy, Earl Zero, Wadi Gad, Bunny Mystic, Mystic Bowie, Majic (NZ), Carlos Paez (B-Side Players), One Drop, and Kevin Kinsella (John Brown's Body/10ft. Ganja Plant), among others.
A graduate of Cal Arts, singer/songwriter Ivan Garzon is both an accomplished bassist and vocalist, possessing the rare ability to combine the two seamlessly in live performance. Garzon's talents blend well with one of the hardest working rhythm sections in Southern California, well known locally for over a decade performing and recording with Elijah Emanuel and the Revelations and touring internationally with Big Mountain and Quinazo (solo project of singer/songwriter Quino McWhinney of Big Mountain).
The Devastators were voted “Best World Music” in the 2010 San Diego Music Awards and received nominations in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2012 they were awarded the SDMA for “Best World Music Album” for their 3rd studio release “Lights of Tomorrow.” Their debut album "Frontline" and song "Find A Way" won 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the Reggae Album and Reggae Song categories in the 2009 JPF Independent Music Awards held in Nashville. 2017 Finds the band back in the studio with a 4th studio album due for release later in the year. Their studio catalog receives over a million plays annually on popular digital streaming services.
SYNRGY is a Soul Rock Reggae group known for high energy live performances, consistently catchy tunes, and their tour heavy lifestyle.
With 3 full length albums (Live in Love, Synrgy Self Titled, and Dream On), 2 EP's (Lost and Found and Summertime) , and a very anticipated collaboration album in the works that will be mixed and mastered at Imperial Sounds Studios by EN Young of Tribal Seeds, SYNRGY continues to provide their loyal audiences with a very diverse musical catalog.
Their sound spans from traditional Roots Reggae to a smooth Soul Crooner's style that gives them an original flare while still being able to maintain the fundamentals of the Reggae music. Add some Rocksteady/Ska-esque influence, and some contemporary tones, and you have yourself a good idea of what to expect from SYNRGY.
They've got roots that span from the deserts of Arizona to the hills of Humboldt, from the Oregon Forests to So Cal Coastlines. Originating in Flagstaff AZ in 2007, the group has relocated several times. In 2008, the band moved to Humboldt County in Northern California. In 2011, they made another move up to Ashland in Southern Oregon. In 2015, the band moved to San Diego, CA area, settling just south of the border in beautiful Rosarito, Mexico, to continue to spread their uplifting musical message.
They've toured all over the United States, having played over a thousand shows in 20+ states and have been featured on festivals such as California Roots, Reggae On The River, Field Of Haze, Summer Meltdown ,Reggae On The Mountian, NW Roots Festival. They've played with bands like Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Iration, SOJA, Alborosie, Katchafire, House of Shem, Yellowman, Hirie, The Slackers, The Expanders, Indubious, The Simpkin Project, Jah Sun, Iya Terra, Ital Vibes and countless other artists.
SYNRGY continues to become a household name in the genre as one of the hardest working Reggae groups that are "On the Rise."