Calfiornia Roots Presents at SOMO Concerts in Sonoma County
Tribal Seeds & Pepper
Fortunate Youth, Aloha Radio
Fri · September 15, 2017
Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)
On Friday, September 15th, California Roots and SOMO Concerts will bring a night of globally good vibes with San Diego’s award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds, Hawaii’s rock/reggae trio Pepper, musician/producer collective Fortunate Youth and surf pop band Aloha Radio. Doors open at 6pm with a 6:30pm show start.
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Based in San Diego, rock-reggae band Tribal Seeds come at their music from a different angle, more influenced by bands like Steel Pulse and Aswad than the common touchstone of Sublime. Formed in 2005 by the Jacobo brothers, singer Steven and producer Tony-Ray, the group issued its debut album, Youth Rebellion, that same year. The album was the first of many to be released on the group's own label, including a self-titled album in 2008 plus The Harvest from 2009. The Soundwaves EP followed in 2011, while 2014's Representing cracked the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album featured guest appearances from Don Carlos, Mykal Rose, and Midnite's Vaughn Benjamin. In March 2017, Tribal Seeds won the San Diego Music Award for Artist of the Year. A new single followed, entitled "Rude Girl" which debuted among iTunes Hot Singles in the Reggae genre.
In Hawaiian culture, “ohana” means family, a word that practically defines Pepper and makes a very fitting title for the trio’s latest album due out April 29, 2016 on their own LAW Records. Formed in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii by Kaleo Wassman, Bret Bollinger and Yesod Williams, the now California-based trio relied on their longtime friendship and creative partnership to self-produce (their first time) and record Ohana in their newly established Kona Inn Recording Studio in Redondo Beach (former studio home to Pennywise). With Ohana, Pepper was able to bridge their past with their future. The first single, “Vacation”, bassist Bret Bollinger describes as “…if James Brown and The Beach Boys got together and had way too many Mai Tai’s,” while “Start You Up” and “Never Ending Summer” demonstrate that with Ohana, Pepper is on a whole new level and better than ever.
Fortunate Youth is a collective of six outstanding musicians/producers who have taken the worldwide music scene by storm. Spreading inspirational messages of Peace, Love, and Unity, Fortunate Youth connects music lovers from all over the world, creating a global family of positivity and progressive ideals. FY was born in Hermosa Beach California, a popular beach town in Los Angeles County. Four members attended high school together (Jered Draskovich, Corey Draskovich, Travis Walpole, and Greg Gelb) linking with Mississippi transplant Dan Kelly (singer) and later adding drummer from Las Vegas, Jordan Rosenthal. The band has toured heavily since 2009 with over 20 tours nationwide and abroad. Fortunate Youth has released 3 full length albums, two of which hit #1 on the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts. “It’s All A Jam” (2013) and “Don’t Think Twice” (2015).
Formed in Late 2009, Aloha Radio has rapidly become known for their on stage energy and unique sound echoing Southern California's culture of surfing, originality, and passion. Much like the ocean they have grown up around, their sound is soothing and relaxing, yet at times, a pounding fury. Their music is a wave rolling in from the deep, always evolving and progressing. They blend the unmistakable sound of California's enduring early rock and roll with the modern soul of their lead singer, Lauren Mulderrig, making their songs catchy, clever, and subtly pop; keeping audiences returning again and again.