Black Judah w/One Two Tree
One Two Tree
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Black Judah is the product of two esteemed artists, Sugar Black and Dylan Judah, who have come together and combined their creative visions, lyrical and vocal talents to develop a conscious yet club friendly dancehall sound for music fans of the world.
Sugar Black, a Jamaican native, discovered his musical passion singing in his school choir as a child. Motivated and extremely talented, he became the youngest apprentice of the Black Star Sound System at age twelve. As Sugar Black grew older, his career evolved. He began recording for Tony Rebel's Flames Production (Garnett Silk, Jah Mason, Ras Shiloh) and released a series of legendary singles including the 1997 #4 UK Billboard hit, 'Oh Jah.' Over the past decade, Sugar Black has consistently been performing and creating music, he has two solo albums; BLACK ATTACK (2000) and SOULJAH STORY (2005), was featured on Time Life Magazines Bob Dylan Rock N' Roll tribute album, and has lent his melodic voice as backup vocals for Reggae greats such as Sizzla Kalonji.
Dylan Judah, the other half of Black Judah is a Los Angeles local, and a prolific singer, song-writer and producer who began his musical career as a young drummer, driving the rhythm of his teenage ska band Caught in the Act (C.I.A.), 1988-1992. During those formative years Dylan traveled and lived in apartheid- era South Africa, and Jamaica on several occasions. From these most influential and eye-opening experiences, Dylan emerged as an impassioned singer, rooted in the Rasta-life. In 1995, he formed the Cannons (1995-2003), with whom he released two well respected independently produced albums THANKS & PRAISE (1999) & LIFE-ELEMENTS-VISION (2002) one of which was honored as best independent album of the year from national Borders Books store chain. Dylan Judah also has a self titled solo album and dub album (2004) he co-produced with famed Jamaican engineer and producer Scientist. Listen to Dylan Judah's lyrics and you will find words of uplifting encouragement based in UNITY, LOVE, TRUTH, RIGHTS, and much more.
Currently signed to Los Angeles based Atomic Records, Black Judah has been hard at work on their debut album "Roots World Order" featuring their number #1 charted hit (HOT 102 Reggae Chart, Stampede Street Charts, RETV, CVM, TVJ “reggae top ten”) 'Mercy Please' as well as tracks with Busy Signal, Elephant Man and Anthony B on riddims from Sizzla's Firehouse Band, Kirk Bennett and beats from Dave Aaron (2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube).
Black Judah and Snoop Dogg's "California Green," reached #2 on the CMJ Charts. Together, they are quickly becoming a solid fixture in reggae music, they were nominated for two Excellence in Music (EME) awards in 2008 and currently have three singles in heavy rotation worldwide.
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One Two Tree
ONE TWO TREE... Sweet, soulful, rootsy, and addicting is the best way to describe this group of talented musicians. With their enchanting vocals, stylish mixes, and intoxicating grooves, it's impossible to see one of their performances without swaying to the music.
The group, based on the west coast of California in beautiful Santa Barbara, currently boasts a great set of musicians. Some, doing double duty as current members of the internationally acclaimed reggae group, Black Uhuru with Andrew Bees. Now if that doesn't say talent, I don't know what does! You can find out more about each member of the group by reading their personal bio page. Just click on a name in the Current Members section below.
Although the band resides in Santa Barbara, their roots stem from the Hawaiian Islands, to the South American coast, and all the way out to the shores of Jersey. Utilizing this flavorful mix of cultures, these musicians know how to hold down a reggae groove (as in the song Downtown), and they also know when to let the music explode (as in the song Run).
If your mind, body, and soul are in need of a tropical island vacation, then you must come groove to the magical sounds of ONE TWO TREE!