Reggae singer/songwriter and fearless leader of the Mighty Backhoes
My five favourite songs at the moment:
Me Gustas Tu Manu Chao
"This songs recognizable guitar line really gets people moving. The lyrics are in Spanish and French, reaching out to a wider group of people. The music sounds mellow and happy but its actually delivering a message about serious issues."
Could You Be Loved Bob Marley
"From the very first note, whenever we play this song people are already in it. Theyre already grooving to it. Its one of those songs that turns people on like a switch."
The Wicked Kostaman
"This song is on my upcoming CD which will be released at the end of July. Were writing about the same issues these days that Bob Marley was writing about 30 years ago. It makes me ask the question, how long must we sing these songs?"
Batucada Traditional Brazilian
"This is the samba drum music that they play during Carnival in Brazil. Imagine two hundred drummers walking down the street. It makes the earth rumble its so powerful. Captivating and intoxicating!"
Row Fisherman Row The Congos
This CD was given to me on the street by someone I didnt even know. She had seen my band and thought I should hear it. Its a reggae CD with African rhythms and vocals, but as soon as you settle in you discover its more trance-y than just straight reggae. An amazing mix of dub, roots, African and trance recorded circa 1975. These guys were free, open-minded musicians that were experimenting on the edge. It takes you on a journey.
"Music is the energy sweeping through our world. As it goes, it passes through you and in doing so, it makes you its vessel. Spread the love!"