Gypsy Sally's Presents
Nappy Riddem, Treehouse
Rafa's One Man Band
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Since releasing their debut album on Fort Knox Recordings in 2011, NAPPY RIDDEMhas been busy touring nationwide and releasing a string of remixes, transforming itself into an uplifting and conscious reggae band that is funky enough to pack the dance floor. Started by Mustafa Akbar and Rex Riddem, Nappy Riddem has expanded into a six-piece band, whose live show is engaging and compelling, getting the crowd moving and grooving with a smile on their faces.
In 2013 Nappy Riddem released "The Rock Steady EP" and was awarded "Best Reggae Recording" by the Washington Area Music Association, in 2014. Nappy Riddem stepped out of the studio to focus on touring. They've toured up and down the East Coast as well as Texas, Colorado and California. Nappy Riddem has headlined world famous venues like the 9:30 Club and Brooklyn Bowl. This band of brothers has had the pleasure of supporting Steel Pulse, the English Beat, Go-Go rockers Experience Unlimited, John Brown's Body, Lee Scratch Perry, and every current incarnation of Bob Marley's Wailers, most recently featuring Aston "Family Man" Barret and Marley's Lead Guitarist Junior Marvin. Junior Marvin also selected Nappy Riddem to mentor and tour with him as his backing band during their 2014 California tour. The highlight of which was headlining the prestigious Joshua Tree Music Festival. Nappy Riddem's performances meld Reggae, Rock, and Funk together into their unique brand of "Dancehall Funk".
For nearly seven years, the guys from TreeHouse! have spent the majority of their days as road warriors blazing sprawls of highway and at night playing an unapologetic enthusiastic blend of reggae jam rock they are know for in venues across the nation.
TreeHouse! songs resonate in your soul. With lyrics filled with rising above adversity, gratitude, and unity. For every setback, there's a step up waiting for you if you keep your focus. For every day, there's a blessing to count and for every event, we must recognize we are a part of it all. It's this kind of message that makes the most recent studio album, Lifted, their strongest release to date.
"The message of Lifted is best portrayed in the simple words inside the cover: Love. Peace. Gratitude. Compassion. Positivity. Awareness. Empowerment. Awakening. Enlightenment. Our endeavor is whatever we can do to realize and actualize these concepts within this world" says Frontman Jeremy Anderson
In 2010, lead singer Jeremy Anderson and drummer Trey Moody formed the foundation of the American Reggae Jam Rock band TreeHouse! With a high five and a dream, they jumped into a passenger van to travel the country and share their good vibes. Along the way they picked up fellow band members Joe Harley on Keyboards/Theramin/Vocals and the talented Scott Nichols on Bass.
Throughout the years, the band has collaborated with other up and coming artists in the genre including Sun-Dried Vibes, Oogee Wawa, and others, building a like minded community they call "Brother Bands. "
"We use the term “Brother Band” for any band with which we frequently work and vibe together. We often only work with other bands who work as hard as us, so our Brother Bands are those on the same long path. We use this term to indicate the Family vibe and cohesiveness of our scene of mostly East Coast Reggae Rock bands, with the idea that we can all do more together than we can alone. We have a nice community building around this idea. The Family-Community Vibe is one of the most important messages we can portray in the ultimate endeavor of Unity and One Love."
After teaming up with musical idols like The Wailers, 311, Dirty Heads, Pepper, Stick Figure and SOJA along their journey and in the spirit of the bands who laid the road before them, these road warriors continue to spread their roots coast to coast.
The TreeHouse! single, "Blessings" was picked by Stephen Marley and Ky-Mani Marley as one of the top 10 songs out of hundreds of contestants in the Marley's Music Uprising, because they felt this song exemplified the spirit of Bob Marley.
"I drive long hours, I carry heavy equipment, and I fully exert myself every night, but I see these experiences as training and growth, and I find peace and joy in them before we even get on stage for the fun part. The live show itself heals me every night. I write these songs, to some extent, for my own sake. If I am to sing this song every night, I try to make it beneficial for my own being and implant within it a message that I may need to hear, myself, for reassurance in my journey. Whenever we are feeling overwhelmed with our path, someone comes like a messenger from the universe and feels the need to express how much we’ve affected their life for the better, just by doing what we do. That’s what always keeps us going."
TreeHouse! is currently in the studio working on a new album to be released in 2018.
Rafa's One Man Band
Rafa is a San Francisco fixture, and can often be found playing Burning Man related events or house parties all around the Bay Area as well as classic venues like The Boom Boom Room, The Revolution Cafe, Amnesia and Milk Bar.
For the first time ever Rafa's One Man Band is heading to the East Coast, and the tour ends at Gypsy Sally's! Travelling between Americana and Brazuka, Rafa's One Man Band is comprised of one man, and many layers. From driving funk rhythms, to string heavy pop anthems Rafa manages to walk a fine line between ego and soul, digital and analogue, musicality and production. Recently, Rafa has had friends join him on stage such as Phil Brezina (Brothers Comatose), Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green) and Eric Diberardino (Tea Leaf Green).
Rafa mixes live production with looping techniques and live instrumentation to create the sound of a full band in real time. Playing several originals, and a handful of well chosen covers (from artists such as The Fugees, The Talking Heads and Joanna Newsom) he happily strolls between being jamtronica, singer/songwriter, and a lunatic loop fanatic.
$12.00 - $14.00
Advance $12/ Day of Show $14+fees
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