Roots and reggae take over Chico, CA as the Tribal Seeds perform with The Original Wailers and The Expanders

Tribal Seeds is an independent roots reggae band based out of San Diego, CA. Originally started by Steven and Tony Ray Jacobo, Tribal Seeds is currently composed of 6 musicians- notorious for circling their theme around four topics; cannabis, love, politics, and religion. The “Roots Party Tour” is following the release of their new EP titled “Roots Party,” and is being supported by the Expanders, and the Original Wailers. On the night of February 7 2018, a roots party came to Chico, CA.

The night started with The Expanders, a roots reggae band based out of Los Angeles, CA. They have a very classic reggae vibe, building their sound around 70’s and 80’s reggae. Chico was antsy for sweet reggae music to fill the air, so when the Expanders came up first the roots party officially began.

With the entire venue now in the same irie mindset, the Original Wailers with Al Anderson (The original guitarist of Bob Marley and the Wailers) were set to go on next. This was a set that required the attention and respect of every pair of eyes and ears. They started their set with “I Shot The Sheriff” and played classics like “Could You Be Loved,” and “ Three Little Birds” fueling the energy that was building in the venue.

Al Anderson of Original Wailers

Tribal Seeds was finally up to host the party we all had been waiting for. Their set carried a variety of songs, from their first album to their latest EP release- giving everyone a true sense of who they were, who they are, and what they’ve always been about. In this tour more than ever you can see the hard work that’s been put into every part of the music, and how their sound has evolved in an elegant manner that’s stayed true to their roots over the past 13 years.

I found myself joking around with people I didn’t know and I realized… if you’re at a Tribal Seeds show, just know everyone there is your friend. Maybe it’s the fact that their shows are journeys we’re all experiencing together- and it’s a journey everyone should experience at least once. Their sound, their lyrics, their energy, their fans… it’s unmatched. They carry such a heavy and powerful aura that demands to be noticed. The entire night was full of love, unity, and peace; which is what a roots party should represent. Without a doubt I can honestly say this was the most beautifully and delicately put together tour. Thank you Tribal Seeds.

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Original Wailers

Original Wailers

Original Wailers

The Expanders

The Expanders

The Expanders

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Roots and reggae take over Chico, CA as the Tribal Seeds perform with The Original Wailers and The Expanders

Tribal Seeds is an independent roots reggae band based out of San Diego, CA. Originally started by Steven and Tony Ray Jacobo, Tribal Seeds is currently composed of 6 musicians- notorious for circling their theme around four topics; cannabis, love, politics, and religion. The “Roots Party Tour” is following the release of their new EP titled “Roots Party,” and is being supported by the Expanders, and the Original Wailers. On the night of February 7 2018, a roots party came to Chico, CA.

The night started with The Expanders, a roots reggae band based out of Los Angeles, CA. They have a very classic reggae vibe, building their sound around 70’s and 80’s reggae. Chico was antsy for sweet reggae music to fill the air, so when the Expanders came up first the roots party officially began.

With the entire venue now in the same irie mindset, the Original Wailers with Al Anderson (The original guitarist of Bob Marley and the Wailers) were set to go on next. This was a set that required the attention and respect of every pair of eyes and ears. They started their set with “I Shot The Sheriff” and played classics like “Could You Be Loved,” and “ Three Little Birds” fueling the energy that was building in the venue.

Al Anderson of Original Wailers

Tribal Seeds was finally up to host the party we all had been waiting for. Their set carried a variety of songs, from their first album to their latest EP release- giving everyone a true sense of who they were, who they are, and what they’ve always been about. In this tour more than ever you can see the hard work that’s been put into every part of the music, and how their sound has evolved in an elegant manner that’s stayed true to their roots over the past 13 years.

I found myself joking around with people I didn’t know and I realized… if you’re at a Tribal Seeds show, just know everyone there is your friend. Maybe it’s the fact that their shows are journeys we’re all experiencing together- and it’s a journey everyone should experience at least once. Their sound, their lyrics, their energy, their fans… it’s unmatched. They carry such a heavy and powerful aura that demands to be noticed. The entire night was full of love, unity, and peace; which is what a roots party should represent. Without a doubt I can honestly say this was the most beautifully and delicately put together tour. Thank you Tribal Seeds.

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds

Original Wailers

Original Wailers

Original Wailers

The Expanders

The Expanders

The Expanders

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