Through the Roots
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 16 and over
Watch & Listen
Based in San Diego, rock-reggae band Tribal Seeds come at their music from a different angle, more influenced by bands like Steel Pulse and Aswad than the common touchstone of Sublime. Formed in 2005 by the Jacobo brothers, singer Steven and producer Tony-Ray, the group issued its debut album, Youth Rebellion, that same year. The album was the first of many to be released on the group's own label, including a self-titled album in 2008 plus The Harvest from 2009. The Soundwaves EP followed in 2011, while 2014's Representing cracked the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album featured guest appearances from Don Carlos, Mykal Rose, and Midnite's Vaughn Benjamin.
In March 2017, Tribal Seeds won the San Diego Music Award for Artist of the Year. A new single followed, entitled "Rude Girl" which debuted among iTunes Hot Singles in the Reggae genre. The band is currently recording their fifth full length album, schedule for release in early 2018.
Tribal Seeds have toured throughout the United States, and have also performed in Mexico, Aruba, Tahiti & Peru. They have shared the stage with artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Skrillex, MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Pretty Lights, Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Gregory Isaacs, SOJA, Rebelution, Pepper, and many more.
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.