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John Brown's Body

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John Brown’s Body’s “Future Roots” uses reggae as a foundation, but incorporates dub, drum and bass, dancehall, hip hop and other musical experiments and exploration to create a sound both timeless and forward. However it’s defined, it’s got people buzzing about this progressive band from Boston and Ithaca, NY. The New York Daily News called them “reverent and revolutionary.” Their latest album, Amplify, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart. The 8-piece band’s killer live show has super heavy rhythms, a three piece horn section, air tight drum and bass and “the most gorgeous melodies in all of modern reggae music” , all backed by a dubbed-out sound engineer.

“Amplify is a daring record with an overall vision to avoid the rut that North American reggae bands often find themselves unable to climb out of…the sound of a band recreated, retooled and refreshed.” - Exclaim Magazine

“JBB is an eight-piece outfit that delivers some of the most forward-thinking reggae music in the world today.” - LA2DAY

“Amplify is some of the most invigorating, progressive reggae released in some time.” - All About Jazz

“Amplify is tight, well-produced and thought-provoking.” - Revue

“Instead of relying on traditional foundations to create their songs, Martin takes the band’s old world foundation and builds a complex and multi-genre crossbreed that places the band squarely on the forefront of the world music arena.” - Sentimentalist Magazine

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  • GweedoGetz

    Really wish JBB or 10ft Ganja Plant would come play here in SoCal.

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DaveTasty

    blew Easy Stars out the building, nice meeting you guys.Proper..

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • jaaamesmartin

    Favorite new discovery of this year. I have a friend who's seeing this band play in about an hour at Floydfest, and I'm hella jellin'.

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • hiyalosars

    Their Picture/Icon has been broken for about a year now haha

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ourlastnight697

    maidenfan912, i was guessing it was from the civil war marching song about the abolitionist John Brown, but i could be wrong

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Maidenfan912

    hmm... I'm guessing their name is a reference to the sheriff that Bob Marley shot in self defense?

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • sakmaz

    The best [2]

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • declarationend

    "Give yourself over" is one of my all time most uplifting tracks

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Elementree1

    Please check our music out for fans of: Sublime, 311, Pepper, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Rebelution, Bob Marley, Michael Franti, SOJA, Slighty Stoopid....ect We are a fresh new band out of Cincinnati Ohio, genre bending music and a message that must be heard. Our last fm page is: http://www.last.fm/music/theohms Our myspace page is: http://www.myspace.com/ohms Our homepage is: http://www.ohmsmusic.com U.N.I.T.Y.

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • iLoveDUB

    Great band, just saw them again and they put on an awesome show!

    17 Nov 2010 Reply
  • SkaMuffin

    JBB is so unique that none of the similar artists sound anything like them :D

    7 Nov 2010 Reply
  • gpkaya

    The best

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Markuuu

    http://www.lastfm.fr/event/1486457+The+Skatalites+-+John+Brown%27s+Body+%C3%A0+Akwaba+%2884%29

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • jakefgreenfield

    lovin ambrosia and traveling man right now

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • sarahabdel

    SO stoked to see you guys in cleveland!! Checkin out Slightly Stoopid this month and then JBB at House of Blues next month...hell ya :)

    13 Nov 2009 Reply
  • The_Gins

    Hello again, JBB fans...just an update on the John Brown's Body Artistfunding campaign, via The Hector Fund. The free download of the previously unreleased track "Sweeter," recorded in 2002 is still available, and amazing opportunities for fans, including a permanent spot on the guest list, yoga with Nate & Matt, dinner for 10 at Elliot's restaurant, and a lot more. Please visit www.thehectorfund.com for all the details. Thank you!

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Shantek

    Much love, JBB is the shiznickle.

    22 Jul 2009 Reply
  • The_Gins

    John Brown's Body launched an Artistfunding campaign today (7/15) via The Hector Fund. There's a free download of the previously unreleased track "Sweeter," recorded in 2002, and amazing opportunities for fans, including a permanent spot on the guest list, yoga with Nate & Matt, dinner for 10 at Elliot's restaurant, and a lot more. Please visit www.thehectorfund.com for all the details. Thank you!

    15 Jul 2009 Reply
  • craigsriot

    they Remind me of some the reggae done by the RX Bandits , which is verrry good !

    26 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Casual33

    mehhh, 10ft Ganja Plant is a vastly superior project

    24 Apr 2009 Reply
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