John Brown's Body
Horns and go, “Step Inside” insists immediately. The tune takes a nostalgic turn near the end, riffing on some old jazz, but it’s largely a characteristic overture for Kings and Queens – a slight shift from the early days of John Brown’s Body has taken form here, albeit grounded firmly in roots from the same tree.This band hasn’t rested on its early-dub laurels in passing years (see Amplify); no exception here.
As reggae music continues to reach new heights in America, John Brown's Body (JBB) has been there from the beginning, constantly pushing and evolving the U.S. reggae scene through explosive live shows and critically-acclaimed recordings. Their new album, Kings And Queens, out April 16th on Easy Star Records, is no exception. Kings And Queens is the band’s most ambitious release to date, encompassing the entire history of the band’s sound and legacy.
Boston, MA / Ithaca, NY-based John Brown’s Body is proud to unveil a run of spring tour dates beginning April 12th, 2013. The ‘Future Roots’ group will play solo dates through the Northeast, and will reunite with Easy Star All-Stars in Brooklyn, NY, and later join SOJA to support in Philadelphia, PA. The band is pleased to present the inaugural BIG UPstate Reggae Festival held at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY, on April 26th.