with Earl Zero and Boostive
Horace Andy + Pure Roots
with Earl Zero and Boostive
|Age:||Ages 21+ Only|
Genre: roots reggae
Ticket Price: $18 advanced / $20 day of show / $32 reserved seating
One of the premier reggae bands to rise on the West Coast, Pure Roots formed in 2007 based out of Santa Cruz, California. The band's heavy hitting bass lines, melodic grooves, and lively horn section makes Pure Roots stand out amongst other artists. This powerful reggae act has performed with many greats, playing sold out shows and stunning crows. Pure Roots has performed as an all instrumental band, and has been the backing band with many upcoming and legendary singers.
Pure Roots released their first single "Jah The Highest" and the dub single "Jah The Dubbest" in January 2012, featuring Junior Reid, recorded and produced by Right Vibes Productions with Jeff Allgrove in the ESI Sound Studio with JR Records. The songs are available internationally on itunes and most major media sites, and has received airplay in worldwide. In April 2012 Pure Roots featuring Andrew Reid completed a 7 city tour with Daniel "Bambaata" Marley. In 2012 Pure Roots was featured at The 17th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival. Pure Roots has shared the stage with international artists such as Bunny Wailer, Black Uhuru, Israel Vibration & Roots Radics, The Abyssinians, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy, Michael Rose, Midnite, Ky-Mani Marley, Cultura Profectica and many more.
In March 2013 a brand new HD video "Pure Roots Live In San Francisco HD" was released internationally. Following the video release In Spring 2013 Pure Roots completed a West Coast Tour with legendary Jamaican artists The Wailing Souls. They ended their tour on the main-stage at the 12th Annual Reggae In The Desert Festival in Las Vegas opening for Steel Pulse, Marcia Griffiths & The Wailing Souls. Summer 2013 Pure Roots returned to perform on the main-stage at the 18th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival and backed The Wailing Souls on stage.
In August 2014 Pure Roots played main-stage at The 23rd annual Midwest Reggae Fest in Ohio. A few weeks later Pure Roots began a 5 city West Coast tour with Groundation. Immediately after the tour, Pure Roots released their new live film "Pure Roots Live & Direct" which captures a close up performance with the band. In February 2015, Pure Roots was featured at the famous Tribute To The Legends Festival "Bob Fest" in San Diego. On March 1st 2016 Pure Roots released a new HD live film titled "Pure Roots Live @ Brooklyn Bowl HD" featuring Earl Zero on vocals followed by the release of "Pure Roots Live @ The Regency Ballroom w/Special Guest HD" featuring Harrison Stafford from Goundation & Earl Zero. Pure Roots with Amlak Tafari, are currently in the studio working on the album "Youth Rising," featuring Junior Reid & other guests. Pure Roots can be found on a West Coast USA tour in April 2016 with Bunny Wailer. In June 2017 Pure Roots will be backing Horace Andy at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Main-stage as well a West Coast Tour with the Jamaican legend. The single "Higgler Move" mixed and mastered by Scientist is set to release with a music video in June 2017. Keep a close eye out for this hard-hitting band.
Horace Andy is a Jamaican singer-songwriter known for his breakthrough single, "Skylarking," and for his long association with British trip-hop band Massive Attack.
Horace Andy was born as Horace Hinds on February 19, 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica. Andy, also known as "Sleepy," has become an enduring voice on the Jamaican music scene. His signature early 1970s hit, "Skylarking," defined his ability to deliver songs of black determination and social commentary, but he could equally deliver songs of love. His association with British trip-hop band Massive Attack exposed him to an even wider audience. Andy worked with producer George "Phil" Pratt on his first single, "This Is a Black Man's Country," in 1967. His cousin, Justin Hinds, was starting to enjoy some success at that time, but Andy would not gain notice until working with noted Jamaican producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in 1970. "Got To Be Sure: became his first release for Studio One, Dodd's studio. Dodd gave him the stage name of Horace Andy—a reference to popular singer Bob Andy. With Dodd, Andy went on to record "See A Man's Face," the well-received "Mr. Bassie" and the breakthrough hit "Skylarking," among other songs. "Skylarking," which encouraged wayward youth to clean up their act, was released as a single and topped the Jamaican record charts, becoming a signature tune for Andy.Although American R&B singers were Andy's early influences, he wanted to emulate American rock star Jimi Hendrix. "I wanted to be like Jimi Hendrix ... to play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix," he told the Sydney Morning Herald. "I didn't see myself as [having] ... a great voice. I didn't know I'd be a great singer."Andy has consistently recorded and performed around the world, and has remained relevant in reggae subgenres such as roots reggae, rocksteady, lover's rock and dancehall. In 1990, he was discovered by the Bristol, England-based trip-hop band Massive Attack, who cited Andy's work as a major influence. He recorded the song "One Love" for their 1991 debut album, Blue Lines, and the band's popularity exposed Andy to a younger generation of fans, many of whom continue to seek out his earlier work. After Massive Attack launched their own label, Melankolic, they released Skylarking, a compilation of Andy's career hits.Andy is the only singer of Massive Attack's rotating group of guest artists to appear on each one of the band's albums. He also appeared on the British group Dub Pistols' 2001 album, Six Million Ways to Live, and on the Easy Star All-Stars' 2006 Radiohead tribute, Radiodread. Horace Andy + Pure Roots will be featured at Main-stage Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2017 and can be found on tour in Europe.
Greetings all children of ZION, this is Earl Zero... May Jah Guide and Bless the I each and every day of Creation... I give thanks to be alive, and give Thanks and Praises to His Majesty, Chant down babylon, with all of the songs that I play, and the acts that I do every day. I am so blessed by Jah on I path, still spreading my Vision of Love, although Babylon try to steal ya, I and I know only Jah can heal ya, seen?
We are living in our Jah music, protected by ancestral and shamanic spirits, doing J A H work of priest and priestess of the ancient riddims, healing, loving, listening to the I, guiding youth on the path of righteousness and meditation, showing that I and I are creat-I-One, seen?
Listen to the wisdom of I words, inna bassie guitar riddim, inna ancient drum song, and Give Thanks, you are a child of JAH , and will always be so, when I and I lifts up in Harmony, seen? My I-dren, I music ever expands through righteous and loving representation and philosph-I, if you know what you are fighting for, I and I can unite, then a Roots inna babylon, we can stand up for our rights...
Difficult to pin down in any one genre, Boostive draws upon elements of, roots dub, ambient electronic, hip-hop, jazz, and world music to produce a massive and singular sound accessible to a wide range of audiences. They perform regularly with big names in reggae, hip-hop, and ambient electronic music to great success. Recent shows include Heiroglyphics, The Pharcyde, Slum Village, Souls of Mischief, Slightly Stoopid, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Zion I, and Gramatik. They've also been featured at music festivals such Lucidity, Serenity, and Emissions.
Beyond their musical talents, the live presence and energy of the band lends a power to their performances, creating a trance-like atmosphere that moves audiences to groove, to dance, and to let loose. Born out of a dub reggae/jam/beach/funk/hip hop sound in Ocean Beach, San Diego, the band reached its maturity in Santa Cruz with the addition of its final three members. Each musician's prodigious talent and unique vibes synthesize to create their incredibly rich and distinctive sound.
The creative momentum of these young artists is unstoppable – the group is constantly creating new material, keeping the spirit alive and changing. They have two EPs currently released, self-titled "Boostive" (2012) and "Feed the People" (2014), and a full-length album recorded and on the way to being released.