Through the Roots
128 Northeast Russell Street
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
With heavy influence from Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, and Midnite, Tribal Seeds brings a refreshing rock vibe to the roots style, reggae music. Spiritually driven and musically talented, Tribal Seeds have created an art form for rebel music enthusiasts! They bring an authentic sound that reaches a broad demographic and an energy that gets crowds moving to their infectious rhythms. Two brothers both raised playing instruments since early childhood in San Diego, head the group. The lead singer Steven writes the lyrics for the group. His brother Tony-Ray along with the band produces all their music. They have toured throughout the U.S. as well as Mexico, Guam, Aruba & Hawaii, and have shared the stage with such artists as, Matisyahu, The Wailers, Stephen Marley, Gregory Issacs, SOJA, Rebelution, and many more.
Their latest release “THE HARVEST” was released in June of 2009 & debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts. THE HARVEST is a follow up to their first official, self-titled album which was picked on iTunes “Best of 2008″ list. The new album consists of fourteen new and original songs, written and produced by Tribal Seeds. Lead singer, Steven continues the task of writing the lyrics, while his brother T-Ray (keyboards) and the rest of the band compose all of their music. THE HARVEST was recorded & mixed by Alan Sanderson at Signature Sound studios in San Diego, Ca. Mastered by Erik Lobson at Universal Mastering.
A few surprises ensue this latest release, with P.O.D.’s front man, Sonny Sandoval as special guest on “Warning”. John (bass) debuts his singing and writing talents on songs “Come Around” & “Vampire”, while the lyrics for “Libertad” were co-written by Tony (guitar).
Catch Tribal Seeds in 2010 as they tour in support of their latest release, The Harvest.
Through the Roots
With a combined vision, to educate and entertain, Through The Roots, was formed in the spring in 2008. Members of the band Evan Hawkins (vocals/guitar), Taylor Boatwright (drums), Bryan Jackson (bass), Brady O'rear (rhythm keys), and Chris Cruz (lead guitar) combine their musical talent and experience to create an innovative sound that is truly satisfying. Whether it may be their uplifting lyrics or catchy melodies, these guys know how to entertain a group of listeners of any size. The guys met one after another as a sign of fate and have been jamming consistently ever since. They played their first show after only two months of practicing together, and have played over 50 shows since then, up and down the coast of California. From San Diego To Chico, California, and through out parts of Arizona they have rocked crowd's in the thousands. With hopes of obtaining a record label and goals to record their full length album. Through the Roots has big plans for 2009: after recently finishing their first six song EP, TTR's management is working diligently to fill their calendar. Through the Roots has shared the stage with bands such as Tribal Seeds, The Liberation Posse, Natural Incense, Reggae Party, and Steel Foundation. Their main influences are Steel Pulse, UB40, Ooklah the Moc , Eek-a-Mouse, and Sublime. Upcoming events include The Human Rights Festival at San Diego State, playing with The Pack in Tucson , taking part in the Emergenza Music Festival, and jamming for the famous Cannon Ball Run in Chico, CA. TTR is working closely with the CEA Foundation in a persistent effort to educate about the dangers of drunk driving and to promote the idea or making good choices. Life is short and there is no time to waste, the music of Through the Roots is able to accomplish getting this message to people through their satisfying tunes.