THROUGH THE ROOTS, a high-energy San Diego, Californiabased
group known for its easy-listening music with Cali-Reggae
vibes and positive messages, sailed into 2014 with a fan-inspired
new full-length album, a three-show stop with Rebelution, and
the 2014 Winter West Coast Tour along with Tribal Seeds to
start the New Year off with a bang.
The fast start to 2014 is only the beginning of what THROUGH
THE ROOTS has in store for its thousands of loyal fans from
across the United States and in Canada. The fast-rising band out
of San Diego also has at least one nationwide tour and possibly
two in the works as well as concentrating on bringing more new
music to the popular genre. Through The Roots is currently
working on next level music, and plans to leak it as early as
THROUGH THE ROOTS highlighted a productive 2013 with its
nine-song album, "Take You There," that debuted at No. 3 on the
iTunes reggae top 20 chart in late July and received excellent
reviews. TTR carried over that musical momentum into
successful nationwide tours with lead groups Rebelution and
Iration. TTR also played in the prestigious Cali Roots Festival
and traveled to Guam for its first-ever trip overseas to spread its
During 2013, TTR played in over 100 shows from coast-to-coast
-- including four shows in scenic Hawaii, and it plans to keep up
the hectic schedule in 2014, attracting more fans and sharing the
stage with many of the top bands in its reggae-rock genre.
THROUGH THE ROOTS closed 2013 with "Take You There"
being nominated for the Reggaeville 2013 Album of the Year,
with fans voting into January when the winner was to be
announced at Reggaeville.com. It was a prestigious honor for
TTR to be on the nominees' list that included some of the biggest
names in reggae. "Take You There" which was released on July
30th, debuted at #3 on The iTunes reggae charts right behind
Bob Marley, and Snoop Dogg. "Take You There" also debuted at
#5 on The Billboard Reggae Charts.
THROUGH THE ROOTS' uplifting music includes a tantalizing
blend of reggae, rock, and pop mixed with a vast array of ear
pleasing guitar, drums and keyboard/synth play to mesh with the
band's catchy vocals, creating its unique sounds. TTR excels in
live performances, allowing its young and older fans to truly
experience the total musical package as the pumping crowd is
wrapped into a high-energy, free-flowing show that leaves fans
with a positive reaction.
In 2011, THROUGH THE ROOTS' first CD, "Here To Stay,"
quickly rose on the iTunes reggae Top 200 chart to No. 2 in the
first week and remained amongst the best selling CDs as more
and more TTR fans were turned on by the clever vibes and
soothing mixture of the group's music. The popular CD also
garnered air time on the West Coast and in Hawaii, adding to a
six-song EP that THROUGH THE ROOTS put out in 2008, with
both remaining in iTunes' top 50 selling reggae CDs for the year.
THROUGH THE ROOTS topped 2011 by being named The
Pier's 2011 Newcomer of the Year. The online website covering
the reggae/rock genre based its selection on fan voting across
THROUGH THE ROOTS came together as a band in 2008 and
blended its unique sounds of reggae and rock music. TTR
quickly captured music fans' attention all over the West Coast as
the band rose in popularity and became a must-see show while
sharing the stage the past six years with highly respected groups
like Rebelution, Iration, The Green, Pepper, Passafire, Tribal
Seeds, Natural Vibrations, Fortunate Youth, and Alborosie, in
various venues across the United States.
THROUGH THE ROOTS is led by lead vocalist Evan Hawkins,
one of the rising young stars in Cali-Reggae music, and a
talented supporting cast in Taylor Boatwright (Drums, Vocals),
Brady O'Rear (Keys), Scott Curtis (Lead Guitar, Vocals)
and Corey Groove (Bass).