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Getting to know our ReverbNation winner the High Hopes band!

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Zeke R. Carlson - Drum/Percussion, Jason "Jay" Dick - Vocals/Guitar, Julie "Jules" Feola - Bass, Sebastian Franks - Vocals/Guitar, AJ Maynard - Drums, Paddy McDonnell - Keyboards/Organs/Piano

Inteview by Katie Jo Cassidy



Tell us a little about High Hopes sound

The High Hopes sound can be described as the…

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Added by Katie Jo on November 19, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

GT Digital Reggae distribution accepting music submissions

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Our good friend & partner Ilka T. De Leon of Seen PR is heading up GT Digital Reggae, Ingrooves/Universal new pipeline for Reggae music distribution. This is great news to reggae artists out there looking to spread their music. Artists may submit music to: GTdigitalReggae.submissions@gmail.com for consideration. Congrats Ilka!

Added by SurfRoots on September 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Reverb Nation Contest Winner: MICAH BROWN Interview by Katie Jo Cassidy 8/20/14

 Congratulations on joining Iration! How did that collaboration come about?

Thanks! I've been going to Iration shows for years,…

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Added by Katie Jo on August 22, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Fortunate Youth Fall With Friends Tour

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Fortunate Youth kicks off their Fall Tour on Aug 28th, featuring dates with New Kingston, The Steppas, Ease Up, Thrive, Ashes of Babylon, The Expanders & more bringing the vibes to your city! www.FortunateMusic.com

Added by SurfRoots on August 11, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

Interview with Arise Roots--NEW album, Love & War, out 8/5!!

Interview with Karim of Arise Roots

How did Arise Roots meet and decide to form a roots reggae band?

Karim:  That's always a fun question because we initially met…

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Added by Lori Hatmaker on July 24, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Interview with LEILANI WOLFGRAMM - New Album 'Rebel' out 7/15!

Who are your biggest musical influences?

Leilani: I come from a very musical family. My cousins are The Jets. They were probably my first influence as a child. My biggest influence is Sublime. That band captured my love for both punk and reggae. Covering songs from…

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Added by Lori Hatmaker on July 3, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

SURF ROOTS RANKED AS THE #1 REGGAE STATION ONLINE!

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We've been ranked as the #1 Reggae station online, with the most listeners, by Live365 (who tracks all the stations). Thank you guys so much for all the support we love our listeners!!!

Added by SurfRoots on July 2, 2014 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Interview with Tribal Seeds--New Album REPRESENTING out 5/13!

Tribal Seeds is back with their new album Representing dropping tomorrow, 5/13/14! The album debuted as #1 on iTunes for pre-order overall. Check out my interview with the band below and be sure to order your copy of the album on iTunes!!

You just finished your "Representing 2014 Tour". …

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Added by Lori Hatmaker on May 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Summer Meltdown Festival: Santa Clarita, 4/26/14

I was so happy and honored to be able to attend the 11th Annual “Yes I Can” Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Music and Arts Festival this past weekend at the Santa Clarita Skatepark.



The “Yes I Can” program is put together by students at the William S. Hart Union High School. These students are living…

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Added by Lori Hatmaker on May 1, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Rebelution 'Count Me In' Summer Tour

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Summer tour dates announced! Get tickets @ www.RebelutionMusic.com

Added by SurfRoots on April 23, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Concert Review: Bear Mountain Spring Break Reggae Festival - 3/30/14

Bear Mountain Spring Break Reggae Festival

Performers:

-Lady Reiko

-80 Proof

-P.O.B. (Project Out of Bounds)

-The Devastators

-Thrive

-Through the Roots

What better way to end the last day of snowboarding season than a reggae festival? I had a…

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Added by Lori Hatmaker on April 4, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

CA ROOTS FEST CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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Thank you to everyone entering your answers are so great! Stoked to see you are as excited for Caliroots as we are, I wish we could give free tickets to all of you! The six contest winners are: DARCY ANGELA JOHNSON, BRYAUNA SMITH, SAVANNAH MOOSE, SHANE GRAY, JASMINE HAMILTON, AARON ARGUETA. Thanks to all of you for showing love for the station and the reggae music scene. Your enthusiasm is awesome. Congratulations you are both gonna have an…

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Added by SurfRoots on March 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

WIN TICKETS TO CALIFORNIA ROOTS 2014! COMMENT ON THIS BLOG

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Win a 3-day pass to the California Roots Festival! Memorial Day weekend @ the Monterey County Fairgrounds, the best weekend of the year! Comment below and let us know which artists you are most excited to see and why. Winners will be selected on Wed, March 19th

Added by SurfRoots on March 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — 96 Comments

Album Review: True Press "Anything Is Possible"

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Band: True Press

Title: Anything Is Possible

Release Date: March 11, 2014

Label: True Press Music Inc.

Genre: Reggae, Alternative Rock

Hailing from Monrovia, California, True Press first combined their musical talents in 2006. Starting from rehearsing in an abandoned house with no electricity, True Press has been determined to spread their message through their inspiring reggae music. With recent additions to the band since then, True…

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Added by Lori Hatmaker on March 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Surf Roots Radio sponsoring Fortunate Youth & True Press tour nationwide!

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It's All a Jam Tour is selling out get your tickets in advance @ www.FortunateMusic.com

Added by SurfRoots on March 12, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Surf Roots BIKINIS On Sale Now! Pre-Order in our Shop!

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New Surf Roots rasta bikinis! Two styles "Spring Break" and "Summer." Designed in Hawaii, made in Brazil! Now accepting pre-orders, please allow a few weeks for delivery. Order yours in our Shop @ www.Surfroots.bigcartel.com…

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Added by SurfRoots on March 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

SURF ROOTS ALL STARS T-SHIRT! EXCLUSIVELY IN OUR SHOP

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The first 'All Stars' T in the new series! Illustrated by Eric Everett, photography by Cindi Arrata, graphics by Ikaika Beamer. Thanks to all the bands for your support!!! Get yours @ www.Surfroots.bigcartel.com

Added by SurfRoots on January 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

California Roots Festival 2014 - full lineup

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Get your tickets now! www.CaliforniaRootsFestival.com

Added by SurfRoots on January 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Fortunate Youth & True Press 'It's All A Jam' Tour sponsored by Surf Roots!

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Added by SurfRoots on January 8, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New FEELIN IRIE T's & tank tops in our shop!

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Thanks to Dan Kelly of FORTUNATE YOUTH for dropping by! Get your shirt @ www.Surfroots.bigcartel.com

Added by SurfRoots on January 2, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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