Josh Heinrichs, The Driftaways
2706 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
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.
Josh Heinrichs, was the former lead singer and songwriter of the reggae group, Jah Roots & is also the founder & operator of GanJah Records, his own independent label that is responsible for releasing his records with Jah Roots, his own solo records, his former Jah Roots bandmate, SkillinJah's latest solo albums as well as the new 77 Jefferson and Lance Sitton and The Seed albums.
gained fantastically large on-line notoriety, and were downloaded en masse all over the world. The band's success was recognized in the official media outlets of such locales as Guam, Hawaii & New Zealand. However, after years playing to overflowing crowds at outdoor festivals and packed mid-sized venues, the toll of non-stop touring began to take a personal toll, & Heinirchs decided to step away from the band he had taken so far, in order to devote more time to his wife & children.
Throngs of Jah Roots fans, whose numbers spanned across the globe, were understandably saddened to learn of their favorite bands dissolution. However, in very short order, they had their collective spirits buoyed, when in the spring of 2009, it was announced that Josh Heinrichs would be moving forward & recording/performing as a solo artist. Shortly following his announcement, Heinrichs released, the appropriately entitled EP, 'Things Change,' & toured in support, with a new band "Josh Heinrichs & The Soul Riddim Band." The new band's lineup was comprised of talented musicians whose previous work Heinrichs had long admired. The "Things Change" tour played throughout 2009, stopping in various locations throughout the midwest, west coast, and Hawaii. During the tour, the many fans that turned out to support Heinrichs' new musical vision were thrilled to discover Heinrichs, with help from his new band, was still performing their favorite Jah Roots standards -in addition to- delivering the current, and evolving music he was writing as a solo artist.
Aside from his work with his new band, Heinrichs has also toured extensively with his friend, & musical spar, Cas Haley. They've performed numerous shows as an acoustic duet, & have even recorded 'Favorites,' an as-yet-unreleased album of exciting new takes on their favorite classic reggae songs.
With the release date for Josh's new album quickly approaching, new & longtime fans alike will be growing increasingly eager to hear the new album, & all that Josh has to offer as a solo artist; an offering that'll be greatly enhanced this time around by such an amazing roster of talented friends.
The Driftaways are a 6-piece Reggae band from the St.Louis area. The mix of Jamaican style Ska, Reggae and Dub with a St. Louis Blues-Rock twist gives The Driftaways their one of a kind sound.
Tickets Available at the Door