Reggae Music In Santa Babylon
Ever since the "Tuff Gong" Bob Marley graced the stage at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara has always had a very vibrant and thriving reggae scene. Coming full circle to rising stars like Cornerstone, Dylan Judah, Iration, Rebelution, and local ska legends The Upbeat and The Mad Caddies, reggae and ska music in the 805 is alive and well. Here is our collection of articles praising the music and message that the reggae legends worked so hard to spread across the world, an effort that had a deep and meaningful impact in our town as well as the rest of California.
Velvet Jones hosts evening of reggae, rock, and roots. Read story.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
S.B. band stands out with multi-part vocals, samples. Read story.
Friday, March 11, 2016
KCSB’s welcome weekend expands horizons with additional sets from The Lions and Cornerstone. Read story.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Youngest Marley descendent stands out with innovative reggae at the Bowl. Read story.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Bob’s youngest son honors his father with his Catch a Fire Tour. Read story.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Legendary reggae artist performs a variety of classics that encompassed his 40-plus year career. Read story.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Producer Michael Goldwasser reminisces on a decade of Easy Star All-Stars. Read story.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The new fan-funded album drops May 13. The band plays SOhO on May 17. Read story.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Bob’s legacy — and relatives — returned to the Bowl on Saturday, June 29. Read story.
Monday, July 1, 2013
The Santa Barbara Bowl hosts Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley with guests on June 29. Read story.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The seminal ska act will perform at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on April 11. Read story.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
This week’s music highlights include The Black Seeds, Pat Thomas, and The Fishtank Ensemble. Read story.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Jewish reggae rapper calls in from the road to talk spirituality, music, and branching out. Read story.
Friday, July 29, 2011
This weekend, head south and soak up the sun (and soul) of the 25th annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA. Read story.
Friday, May 27, 2011
The reggae singer talks about his new children’s record and his recent trip to South Africa. Read story.