That first sip of coffee on a misty Jamaican morning. The smell of dew and herb. Grooves as smooth as river stones; Rootz Underground evokes this feeling. When your frontman’s nickname is “Stevie Lightening”, and your track lists are made of conscious, thought provoking tunes, the music can be nothing short of a few thousand volts of organic roots rock reggae.
The band has remarkable chemistry. Raspy melodies soaked in slick guitar riffs, simmering over fiery bass lines, cruising over percussions that solidify the experience.
Inspired by the lives they live and love, embracing the “underground” in which their career was first brewed, Rootz Underground make music for the people.Rock stars and environmentalists, they make their appreciation for Mary Jane known with songs like “Herb Fields,” a true story of Lightening’s run in with the law.
“Art imitates life! It really did happen, so roll one up, take another listen and picture the re-creation in your mind’s high!” – Colin Young (Bass)
And when they’re not making music, they’re making a difference with “CHANT&PLANT”, a movement spearheaded by the band to reinforce the importance of planting more trees and taking care of the environment.
Check out the video from their latest album, “Return Of The Righteous : Vol. 1” now on KingstontoLA!
Photos courtesy of @rootzunderground