Radio 1190, Boulder Weekly & Terrapin Care Station Present
GROUNDATION - THE NEXT GENERATION + BOB TRIBUTE TOUR
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
First formed in 1998 GROUNDATION returns in 2018 after a 3 year hiatus; debuting accomplished new members, brand new music and that true to form improvisational Reggae/Jazz experience. A unique sound fans have enjoyed for two decades on the biggest stages all over the world.
Harrison Stafford, founding member, lead singer and guitarist for the group is eager to get back to creating this unique and dynamic sound which allows musical freedom, exploration and creativitiy like no other form. Having embarked on several musical projects over the years Groundation remains his first love.
Harrison remarks that “Groundation provides a musical vessel that allows me to create and perform the music that I hear in my head”. The sound comes in part from Harrison’s early childhood hearing Duke Ellington and Miles Davis from his grandfather and father who where both Jazz performers. He formalized his musical education at Sonoma State University (SSU) completing a degree in Jazz Performance, where he honed his skills for composing, arranging and producing. After completion Harrison went on to teach The History of Reggae Music at SSU before embarking on his own musical journey. A journey that would by and large comprise to date, of 8 studio albums and tours to over 40 countries across the globe with Groundation.
Carrying on Groundation’s rich history and the high standards that were set by the musicians before, honoring what was done and pushing further still. A new generation takes the reins. You will find onstage:
Wil Blades - Organ and Clavinet - Keyboard player
Isaiah Palmer - Bass player
Jake Shandling - Drummer
Brady Shammar - Harmony vocalist
Aleca Smith - Harmony vocalist
Eduardo Gross - Guitarist
Craig Berletti - Keyboard & Trumpet
Roger Cox - Saxophone
This nine-piece band creates an altogether unique reggae sound, featuring swirling, jazz/funk inspired horns, stout Latin and African based poly-rhythmics, and soulful harmony vocals. Their concerts utilize live improvisation, in classic jazz fashion, and are renowned for their high energy, communion-type atmosphere. Fans can expect to hear classics like “Picture on the wall” and “Babylon Rule Dem”, along with new songs from their recently released "The Next Generation".
Grooves in the service of songs, Green Buddha is that and more.
Original Colorado music spawned from funk, reggae and soul,
to ska and dub. The result is a blend of psychedelia with
melodies and hooks galore.
The best bands are formed by chemistry not design and their
debut album Small Town proves the point. From the minds of
Seth Strickland, Otis Lande and Jonny Jyemo, along with fresh
textures from Mikey B3 on Keys and Eric Benny Bloom (Lettuce)
leading the brass, the album makes for a strong brew indeed.
Green Buddha is in its true element performing live, whether as
a power trio, “Got B3” Quartet or full Bloom of brass monster, this band brings the heat. “No Coast Reggae” A fresh incarnation of style from musicians with deep roots. The members of Buddha have brought their varied musical backgrounds together with an ear towards creating a distinct new reggae sound; a sound that speaks to Colorado’s vibe. Influences range widely from classics like Toots and the Stones, to the hybrids of the 90’s like Fishbone, Chili Peppers, Sublime and 311, as well as contemporaries like John Browns Body, Black Seeds and Slightly Stoopid, not to mention personal & family connections to greats like the Subdudes and Aquarium Rescue Unit.
While most of the songs are written by Seth Strickland, (a
surrogate child of the Subdudes), it is Otis Lande (son of jazz
legend Art Lande) who leads the band on musical direction.
Add in one Jyemo, a lefty world beat drummer of supernatural
acumen and you have Green Buddha.
Ages 15+ without a parent
All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase
Listed price does not include tax and service charge
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