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Roots of A Rebellion are a jam band from Nashville, TN playing heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. The band is known for their dynamic live shows showing their progressive sound and energy. Roots of a Rebellion was voted Best Local Band in Nashville Scene's 2015 Best of Nashville Reader's Poll.
In 2016, Roots of A Rebellion released their second full length album, A Brother’s Instinct, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. This release marked their first time being included in Billboard and was the follow up to their 2014 debut album, Heartifact. Their current release is the Summer Sampler Vol. II, a collection of dub remixes and alternate takes of fan favorites, featuring the single, No Crime (feat. Foundation).
Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, Trombone Shorty, Slightly Stoopid, moe., North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, Nahko and Medicine for the People, NEEDTOBREATHE, and more, Roots of A Rebellion represents another side to Music City.
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Lion Heights began in 2013 in the west side of Chicago, IL. The group is mainly influenced by the roots music that was pumping out of Jamaica in the 60s and 70s. However, combining aspects of soul and R&B helps them to introduce reggae music to new audiences. This versatility has created opportunities for Lion Heights to back up legendary Jamaican artists such as Lady G, Sister Nancy and Dawn Penn, and also provide direct support for more contemporary acts such as Dubtonic Kru, New Kingston and E.N Young of Tribal Seeds. Lion Heights relocated to Austin, TX in 2014 and since has been a reoccurring act at the city's famous Flamingo Cantina- bringing a rejuvenating sound to the reggae scene. They have independently released one EP (Survival Of The Richest) and a handful of singles. Recently, Lion Heights released their first official single «Good One (Ft. SLik d)» which was distributed worldwide through the Rebel Sound label. «Good One» has since been featured on radio shows all over the U.S. as well as Jamaica and the UK. The group is now working on finishing their debut record which, through a tasteful use of samples, will combine the group's original sound with the dub mastery of engineers such as King Tubby, Prince Jammy, and Mikey Dread. In anticipation of this release, Lion Heights continues to tour and play local shows; simultaneously building up their fan base in Austin and abroad.