THANKS AND PRAISES TO THOSE WHO JOINED US ON OUR
FALL 2013 EMERALD TRIANGLE TOUR
WASHINGTON / OREGON / CALILFORNIA
CAFE IBEX, SEATTLE, WA
SAN DUNE PUB, MANZANITA, OR
TWISTED FISH, SEASIDE, OR
SKYWAY BAR & GRILL, ZIG ZAG, OR
SHARK BITES, COOS BAY, OR
BREWS & SCREWS, HYAMPOM, CA
UKIAH BREWING CO., UKIAH, CA
WE FELT THE LOVE!!!
San Dune Pub
Skyway Bar & Grill
Brews & Screws
Ukiah Brewing Company
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TOUR
OUR 2013 PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR
WE WERE IN OREGON IN MARCH:
SKYWAY BAR & GRILL, ZIG ZAG - MT. HOOD
JACKSON WELLSPRINGS, ASHLAND
BLACKLIGHT BAR, SALEM
SHARK BITES, COOS BAY
SAN DUNE PUB, MANZANITA
THE TWISTED FISH, SEASIDE
IT WAS GREAT TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!
A BIG SUCCESS
The Reggae Bubblers 2012 Summer Tour
Thank you California
Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale CA
Caspar Inn, Caspar CA
Ukiah Brewing Co., Ukiah CA
The Jambalaya Arcata, Arcata CA
One Love Reggae Fest, Sacramento CA
Reggae Bubblers have just released a new Black Star Liner Vol. 4 CD Featuring Virgin Island Artists.
Soon to be available at all on-line retailers.
Watch for the Bubblers playing live on St. Croix
Latest Reggae Bubblers Release
"Heart So Cold"
Available Now At Major Online Stores
Review of Heart So Cold on United Reggae By Karl Pearson
The Reggae Bubblers are a Roots and Culture band from the little island of St. Croix in the U.S Virgin Islands. The island they live on may be small (even if it is largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands), but they have a big, big sound.
The album they have produced here is entrenched in the finest roots traditions and full of Rastafarian sentiments, in fact I’d go so far as to say this is probably the strongest Rastafarian inspired album I have heard in a long, long time.
Musically the album is assured, as it should be I suppose from a band who have now released around 11 albums, with founding member Hayba Warner’s bass at its powerful beating heart. On songs like High Society and Hope & Pray it comes like fire and brimstone raining down while even on lighter numbers like opener Zion Is A Holy Place and Love Life and Live there is a sense of restrained menace that drives their messages on. Drums are lively, with keyboards that are bouncy and while Hayba and Cheech may not be the most refined vocalists in the world they have an honest quality about them and the female backing harmonies are bright and soothing.
Lyrically as I say at the beginning it’s all about praises to Jah and fighting for the rights of people suffering in the system of Babylon, where man heart so cold. The thing with roots music and probably what draws myself to it most is that it is rarely down beat and despite songs like the title track and Time, Time being concerned with the plight of the sufferers it is never morose, but always looks for positives and draws strength from the firm belief that righteousness will prevail no matter what. Also in these times of troubles and growing mistrust the call for unity and one love is loud, helping to give it a strong feel good factor.
Production is unfussy and arrangements simple, leaving the whole album with a bit of an old time, feel especially on the songs that contain those old skool string sounding synths. This simplicity and lack of modern technology may not appeal to all and indeed to some seem a bit tired, plus the messages in their lyrics could be deemed a bit preachy in parts.
All in though, despite some slight misgivings, this is an album of good, forthright, uncomplicated roots music that imparts a just message not just for Rastafarians but for all.
"Come On Natty Dread"
Released with Springline Jamaica!!!
Rise Up Vermont Reggae Festival
Lots of photos were taken...
A good time was had by all...
Keep watching for us in St. Croix
Photos from the 2007 Hawaiian tour:
PALEO LOUNGE - KONA, HI 4/6/2007
Waiting for the night to begin
PARADICE BLUZ - Lahina, Maui, HI 4/11/2007
With Special Guests Sista Kat, Biblical, and Xkaliba
AKEBONA THEATRE - Pahoa, HI 4/13/2007
MIXX BISTRO - Kona, HI 4/14/2007
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Hayba at 340-513-4685
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