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Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining the best elements of Reggae, Rock, Hip Hop, Dub, World Music and Psychedelic Jam to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own. With conscious, thought-provoking lyrics, infectious reggae-laden grooves and high-energy as well as impressive live performances, Sol Seed creates an unforgettable live-music experience for people of all ages to enjoy.
Since transplanting to Eugene from Southern Oregon four years ago, Sol Seed has swiftly gained powerful momentum creating a diverse and loyal fan base all over the NorthWest music scene.
Sol Seed has been awarded "Eugene's Best Band" two years running by Eugene Weekly readers, and recently won the prestigious title "Eugene's Next Big Thing" in 2013, another Eugene Weekly award. Additional awards include; WOW Hall Awards "Best New Act" in 2011 and "Favorite Local Band" in 2012 and 2013.
Sol Seed's 2012, 2013 and 2014 festival circuit includes Oregon Country Fair (Main Stage), Seattle Hemp Fest (Main Stage), Mohawk Valley Music Festival (Main Stage), North West World Reggae Festival (Main Stage), Kaleidoscope Music Festival, Jefferson State Hemp Expo and many more throughout the West Coast. Sol Seed has also shared the stage with national acts such as Ziggy Marley, The Wailers, Third World, Slightly Stoopid, The Green, Karl Denson, Pepper, The Expendables, Pacific Dub, Nappy Roots, Heavyweight Dub Champion, Courtney John Project, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Fortunate Youth and many more.
After a number of small EP releases, the group released their first full-length album "Grown Deep" in September 2012, which immediately gained air-time on a number of radio stations all over the West Coast as well as the Hawaiian islands.
After a very successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, Sol Seed release their first full length studio album "Family Tree" in March of 2014. "Family Tree" was recorded at Telos Studios in Eugene, OR.
Now, with two full length albums under their belt and a continuous tour schedule, Sol Seed is touring more and more reaching across the entire United States including Hawaii. They have plans to hit Europe, New Zealand, Jamaica and Mexico in the near future. Visit www.solseedmusic.com for tour dates and locations.
This Oregon based band got their start in early 2010 when songwriters Michael Lennon and Michael Sorensen joined hands with fellow friend and musician Benny Pezzano through a Southern Oregon open mic. An undeniable synergy was all but tangible as their creative forces coalesced, and they immediately began to grow a diverse collection of original music. They soon joined with Native American Award winning guitarist, Kenny Sequoia Lewis, and in October 2010, transplanted to Eugene to pursue life and music. Soon after they linked up with MC, keyboardist, didgeridoo player and percussionist Sky Guasco. With 5 members, each member boasting very different influences and skill sets, Sol Seeds depth and volume of sound increased exponentially.
Sol Seed is pursued as not only an occupation and passion, but a movement, a lifestyle.
With an infectious enthusiasm for life and an unequivocal knack to communicate its beauty, the group shares their message of perspectivism and unconditional love through uplifting music rooted in the soul.
Sol Seed has certainly dug their roots. Coming to a city near you!