Dub-Reggae Collective, Easy Star All-Stars, Light Up The Culture Room
Saturday, April 9
8 PM doors | 9 PM show
3045 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
954.564.1074 | www.CultureRoom.com
Tickets: $15 adv | $18 dos
Touring In Support of their First Full-Length Album of Original Songs – First Light
Easy Star All-Stars, the musical collective known internationally for their wildly popular dub-reggae tributes to iconic rock albums – Dub Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd), Radiodread (OK Computer) and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (The Beatles) are coming to South Florida on Saturday, April 9. Touring in support of their first full-length album of original songs, First Light (April 5, 2011), their live show will offer an extensive sampling of songs from each of these popular releases along with selections from the more bass-heavy remix album Dubber Side of the Moon and the original EP Until That Day.
Easy Star All â€“Stars are supported by Hawaii’s, The Green, whose self-titled debut album was named iTunes Best Reggae Album of 2010 and finished 2010 at #9 on the Billboard reggae charts, along with Cas Haley, who is best known as runner up on Season 2 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talentâ€.
Easy Star All-Stars: Combining musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a superb rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts. Thanks to their best-selling tribute albums: Dub Side of the Moon (2003); Radiodread (2006); and Easy Starâ€™s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009), as well as the original EP, Until That Day (2008), the band has brought together fans of reggae, classic rock and indie rock into one big family. Their first full-length album of original songs, FIRST LIGHT, is set for release on April 5, 2011. Originally formed in 1997 for Easy Star Recordsâ€™ earliest recordings, the Easy Star All-Stars existed mostly as a studio entity until releasing Dub Side of the Moon. The group, which operates as a collective with a rotating cast of musicians and singers, was put together by Easy Star co-founders Michael Goldwasser, Eric Smith and Lem Oppenheimer. These three have directed and managed the band ever since. In 2009, the All-Stars played 125 shows in 25 countries on 6 different continents, truly establishing themselves as one of the top reggae touring acts in the world. The band was nominated for a UK Festival Award for its three-day, three-stage performance at Glastonbury 2009. www.easystar.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6GxCHb2O0 (Pink Floyd)
The Green: Formed in 2009 in Oahu, The Green blends roots reggae with traditional Hawaiian vibes. The Green’s self-titled debut album was named iTunes Best Reggae Album of 2010 and they were recently awarded Best Reggae Album at the 2011 Hawaii Music Awards. In February, they supported Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on the Distant Relatives tour and they have several headlining and supporting dates in the US in 2011. Music and additional information: http://thegreen808.com/press_page | Videos: Youtube.com/thegreenhawaii
Cas Haley: Cas Haley has spent his life developing a sound that is truly original, combining classic influences from Bob Wills to Bob Marley, with a powerfully soulful voice and prolific talent for song writing. His evolved style has helped him to share the stage with UB40, Burning Spear, Al Green, Martin Sexton, Blues Traveler, Soulive, Mofro, Jah Roots and many more. In 2007, Cas took an unusual opportunity to appear on NBC’s hit show â€œAmerica’s Got Talentâ€ where he took the national audience by storm with his incredible rendition of Stingâ€™s Walking on the Moon. His self-titled album (2008) has consistently remained in the top ten reggae albums on iTunes and the Billboard charts, finishing 2008 as the #8 Billboard Top Selling Reggae Album of the Year. Mixed by Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck), his newest album, Connection (2010), bristles with chill grooves, rocking guitars and funky horns, all fuelling Casâ€™ irresistible melodies. www.cashaley.comThank you for using Soul Of Miami!