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Matisyahu and Tribal Seeds
Nominated for a Grammy for his sophomore release, Youth, Matisyahu’s watershed moment occurred in 2005 when he found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll: Phish’s front man Trey Anastasio. Many early fans of Matisyahu remember that moment clearly because of his seemingly unfettered confidence in helping lead Anastasio and his band through an improvisational display of beat boxing and lyrical gymnastics. Now, more than a decade later, Matisyahu has formed a band that gives itself over to the music on par with his lyrical desire to connect to something beyond the self. No two performances of a song are alike. Lyrics are rearranged on the spot to serve the energy of the jam, no instrumentalist is playing simply to demonstrate individual skill and Matisyahu’s beat boxing propels the music.
From San Diego, Calif., award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds has become known for its spiritually driven rock vibe and roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo and Tony-Ray Jacob, Tribal Seeds now boasts six members. The band’s debut self-titled album was released in 2008 and was followed in 2009 by The Harvest. iTunes named both albums “Best Of” in the reggae genre, for their respected years. Representing (2014) debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts.
Doors opens at 5 p.m.; music starts at 7. The outdoor show will happen rain or shine on the festival grounds at Earth Rider Brewery. General admission tickets are $29 in advance and $35 at the door. Additional fees apply. Tickets are available online at etix.com or in person at Cedar Lounge (next to Earth Rider Brewery).