Jah Works, Roots of a Rebellion, Wild Adriatic – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – June 9th, 2017

Jah Works, Roots of a Rebellion, Wild Adriatic

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Jah Works

Roots of a Rebellion

Wild Adriatic

Fri, June 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Advance $12/ Day of Show $15 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Wild Adriatic: Rock & Roll // Heart & Soul

Jah Works: Baltimore Reggae:

Roots of a Rebellion: Reggae/Rock/Dub

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Jah Works
Jah Works
Jah Works is a band of brothers based out of Baltimore, MD dedicated to writing, recording and performing original reggae music. While rooted firmly in the tradition of authentic Jamaican roots and dancehall, the band also blend elements of hip hop and popular music into their mix. A heavy dose of drum and bass combined with sweet melodies and catchy hooks are the groups' trademarks.
Formed officially in the spring of 1993, Jah Works have been blazing up the live music scene ever since. With an average of 200 plus shows a year they have covered a lot of ground in their time together. Though best known on the East Coast, Jah Works has played throughout the US as well as internationally in Jamaica, Canada, Holland, the South Pacific, and the Middle East. The band is honored to have taken part in Armed Forces Entertainment which provides shows for troops stationed abroad. They also recently performed in Washington DC for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
With an independent mindset and a strong work ethic, the band has written and produced 8 albums to date. Through the help of a dedicated fan base, the internet, and their relentless tour schedule, they have sold close to 100,000 records. The band is currently finishing up its ninth album and is planning a tour in support of its release.
Known for their high energy, party style atmosphere, Jah Works' live shows appeal to both reggae and non reggae listeners alike. Comfortable in any environment, the band has played numerous music festivals, large and small venues, colleges, and private parties. They have been fortunate to share the stage with some notable international acts including Buju Banton, Toots and the Maytals, Culture, Burning Spear, UB40, and Damian Marley , as well as with their brothers in arms, John Browns Body and SOJA. When not on tour Jah Works can be found working on new material at their home studio in Baltimore.
Roots of a Rebellion
Roots of a Rebellion
Roots of a Rebellion are a jam band from Nashville, TN playing heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. The band is known for their dynamic live shows showing their progressive sound and energy. Roots of a Rebellion was voted Best Local Band in Nashville Scene's 2015 Best of Nashville Reader's Poll.

Roots of a Rebellion has recently released their second full length album, A Brother’s Instinct, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. This release marked their first time being included in Billboard and was the follow up to their 2014 debut album, Heartifact, released on August 8, 2014. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, Trombone Shorty, Slightly Stoopid, moe., North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, Nahko and Medicine for the People, NEEDTOBREATHE, and more, Roots of a Rebellion represents another side to Music City, USA. 

See all tour dates at http://www.rootsofarebellion.com. 

“Roots of a Rebellion has been exploding in the south as one of the best upcoming reggae bands…” – GoodMusicAllDay.com

Roots of a Rebellion Links:
http://www.rootsofarebellion.com
http://www.facebook.com/RootsofaRebellion
http://www.instagram.com/RootsofaRebellion
http://www.twitter.com/ROARMusic
http://www.youtube.com/RootsofaRebellion
Wild Adriatic
Wild Adriatic
Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger.
With the power trio's newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian update the sound of their influences -- from Seventies rock to Motown to soul -- for a contemporary audience, taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present. They aren't revivalists; they're modern men, carrying the torch of melodic, riff-ready, high-energy rock into new territory.

Whittled into sharp shape by a touring schedule that's kept them busy for roughly 175 days a year — including two European tours, countless stateside runs, and appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo — Wild Adriatic's three members recorded Feel in Austin, teaming up with Grammy-nominated producer Frenchie Smith in the process. The goal was to shine a light on the band's strength as a live act, avoiding click tracks, digital instruments, sampled sounds, and other tricks of the recording studio. Instead, Wild Adriatic focused on the same core ingredients — Gray's guitar playing and soulful sweep of a voice; Vosganian's percussive stomp; Derbyshire's in-the-pocket bass — that helped kickstart the band in 2011, back when Wild Adriatic formed in Upstate New York.

From the psychedelic "Chasing a Ghost" to the mellow, horn-filled "Come Baby Baby" — the latter song featuring blasts of brass from the West End Horns — Feel offers up 11 new songs of modern, analog, groove-heavy rock, with Wild Adriatic taking inspiration from breakups, friendships, new relationships, tour stops, and even politics. "Appleton" finds the guys paying tribute to the Wisconsin town that's hosted some of their most most memorable shows, while songs like "Some Nerve" and "Hurricane Woman" channel the influence of guitar greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Walsh. Much of the album came together during five separate writing retreats, including treks to Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin. Throughout it all, the songs were written collaboratively, molded by a band of longtime friends who, more than a half-decade into their career, are still turning over new leaves.

"This feels like our first record all over again," says Vosganian, a childhood friend of Gray since his elementary-school days. "We're a rock and roll band at heart, but we have heavy ties to soul and blues music, too, and as the band matures, those roots come out. This is a great way to reintroduce ourselves."

Gray agrees, saying that the real-life inspiration behind most of the album — a painful breakup — helped Wild Adriatic create a record that ultimately celebrates the electricity and elation of playing in a traveling band.

"These songs align with everything we've gone through in the last year," he adds. "They highlight hard times, but also underlying hope and optimism. We're people. We're supported by fans who buy tickets and come out to shows, and we like to hang out with them. We aren't trying to take ourselves too seriously. We're trying to connect. We're trying to feel."
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/