The Green – Marching Orders (Easy Star Records, 2017)
The Green, one of the most popular crossover reggae bands in the USA, has released Marching Orders. The Green delivers a captivating mix reggae, dancehall, R&B and pop with beautifully-crafted vocal harmonies.
Highlights include the roots reggae songs “Feel So Cool” and “Mama Roots”, along with the delightful, laid back, timeless bluesy reggae song “The Garden.”
The lineup on Marching Orders includes Caleb Keolanui on lead and backing vocals; Zion Thompson on guitar and lead and backing vocals; JP Kennedy on guitar, lead and backing vocals; Ikaika Antone on keyboards, lead and backing vocals; Brad Watanabe on bass, keyboards, guitar, drums and backing vocals; and Jordan Espinoza on drums.
Special guests: Busy Signal, Eric Rachmany, J Boog, The Mana’o Company, and Fiji.
Additional guests: Leslie Ludiazo on drums, percussion and keyboards; Squidly Cole on drums; Eric Hirshhorn on saxophone; Max O’Leary on trumpet; Josh Molle on trombone; Jorell Nacapuy on keyboards; Riya Davis on backing vocals; Daniel Spencer-Kennedy Sr. on lead vocals, acoustic guitar, and keyboards; Daniel “Dan Boy” Spencer-Kennedy Jr. on electric guitar; and Damon Williams on backing vocals.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.