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Masterful Harmonies and Acoustic Reggae from The Green

The Green – Black & White

The Green – Black & White (Easy Star Records, 2019)

Successful Hawaii-based reggae band The Green has recreated some of its most iconic songs in an acoustic format. Their new album Black & White showcases a totally different version of the popular band, with acoustic guitars that add a blues and folk music element to their otherwise reggae sound. However, The Green still stands out with its rich vocal harmonies that are so popular with its fans.

Black & White features a different, yet captivating side of reggae, incorporating acoustic soul, pop and blues.  Guitarist and singer JP Kennedy explains: “We really liked the idea of taking a previously recorded song and stripping it down to a few key elements. Less is more.”


The Green’s Marching Orders

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.

Buy Marching Orders


Reggae Sensation The Green to Embark on Massive North American Tour in 2012

L-R: Ikaika Antone, Caleb Keolanui, Zion Thompson, JP Kennedy - Photo By: Tammy Moniz
After a brief stint at their Hawaiian home with welcoming sold-out shows, The Green is ready to embark on another extensive North American tour kicking off in February. The Green’s upcoming 39-city mainland tour sees the band share the stage with fellow leading reggae artists Rebelution and SOJA.

The majority of the tour dates are alongside Rebelution for their “Peace of Mind Tour.” Rebelution are currently riding high with a #13 debut on the Billboard Top 200 and The Green are proud to support their highly anticipated tour. All three of these acts continue to push the “homegrown reggae” scene forward.

2011 was another breakthrough year for The Green. Their second album Ways & Means (released on Easy Star Records) stayed at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart for 4 straight weeks in a row, while receiving high profile press exposure. They were also awarded “Artist of the Year” by The DubSide and their album was nominated for “Album of the Year” at The Pier. The band relentlessly toured throughout the year winning new fans and regional press accolades.

Tour Dates

Sat/Jan-21 – Honolulu, HI – Kakaako Waterfront Park Amphitheater #
Fri/Jan-27 – Kailua-Kona, HI – King Kamehamehas Kona Beach Hotel #
Sat/Jan-28 – Kahului, HI – Maui Arts & Cultural Center #
Wed/Feb-08 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues *
Thu/Feb-09 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues *
Fri/Feb-10 – Austin, TX – Stubbs *
Sat/Feb-11 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues *
Sun/Feb-12 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge *
Wed/Feb-15 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater *
Thu/Feb-16 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater *
Fri/Feb-17 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium *
Sat/Feb-18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
Sun/Feb-19 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst *
Wed/Feb-22 – Chico, CA – Senator Theater *
Thu/Feb-23 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre *
Fri/Feb-24 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre *
Sat/Feb-25 – Seattle, WA – Showbox *
Sun/Feb-26 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
Wed/Feb-29 – Calgary, AB – SAIT
Thu/Mar-01 – Nelson, BC – Live At The Royal
Fri/Mar-02 – Fernie, BC – The Northern Bar
Sat/Mar-03 – Spokane, WA – Red Room Lounge
Tue/Mar-06 – Reno, NV – Cargo (Inside Comm Row) ^
Wed/Mar-07 – Orangevale (Sacramento), CA – The Boardwalk ^
Thu/Mar-08 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Co. ^
Fri/Mar-09 – Solana Beach (San Diego), CA – Belly Up ^
Sat/Mar-10 – Bakersfield, CA – Narducci’s Cafe ^
Sun/Mar-11 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater ^
Wed/Mar-14 – Las Vegas, CA – House Of Blues *
Thu/Mar-15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *
Fri/Mar-16 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater *
Sat/Mar-17 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore *
Tue/Mar-20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
Wed/Mar-21 – Des Moines, IA – Peoples Court *
Thu/Mar-22 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater *
Fri/Mar-23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Sat/Mar-24 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre *
Tue/Mar-27 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *
Wed/Mar-28 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater *
Thu/Mar-29 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
Fri/Mar-30 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues *
Sat/Mar-31 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room *


Rising Reggae Band The Green Announces Album and United States Tour

The Green - photo by Tammy Moniz
Hawaii-based reggae band has a new album titled Ways & Means and they will be touring throughout the continental United States, starting in October.

In less than a year, The Green has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting new reggae artists from the United States. Both critics and fans quickly took hold of their youth-infused modern roots reggae sound. Their self-titled debut album The Green was named “Best Reggae Album” of 2010 by iTunes and hit Billboard’s 2010 Year-End Reggae Chart by selling over 20,000 copies.

The band is following up with their second album, Ways & Means, set to be released on October 25th on one of the leading reggae labels – Easy Star Records. The label is home to some of the most accomplished and progressive reggae artists, including the Easy Star All-Stars, John Brown’s Body, Cas Haley, The Black Seeds, Ticklah, Tommy T, The Meditations, and more.

The Green consists of singer Caleb Keolanui, singer-guitarist JP Kennedy, singer-keyboardist Ikaika Antone, and singer-guitarist Zion Thompson. The four members of The Green take pride in the pop-burnished roots reggae style they’ve cooked. Four distinct voices, four sharp songwriting talents, masterful musicianship, and monster grooves add up to one exceptional band.

Tour Dates

Fri/Oct-07 – Las Vegas, NV – Pure Aloha Festival

Sat/Oct-08 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones

Sun/Oct-09 – Orangevale (Sacramento), CA – The Boardwalk

Tue/Oct-11 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Company

Wed/Oct-12 – Solana Beach (San Diego), CA – Belly Up

Fri/Oct-14 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

Sat/Oct-15 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Sun/Oct-16 – Paonia, CO – The Paradise Theatre

Tue/Oct-18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vertigo

Wed/Oct-19 – Boise, ID – The Reef

Fri/Oct-21 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall

Sat/Oct-22 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Sun/Oct-23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

Mon/Oct-24 – Bend, OR – Domino Room

Wed/Oct-26 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium

Thu/Oct-27 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

Fri/Oct-28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

Sat/Oct-29 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theatre

Tue/Nov-01 – Dallas, TX – HOB Cambridge

Wed/Nov-02 – Austin, TX – Antone’s

Thu/Nov-03 – New Orleans, LA – HOB Parish

Fri/Nov-04 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

Sat/Nov-05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Hell Stage

Sun/Nov-06 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits

Tue/Nov-08 – Orlando, FL – The Social

Wed/Nov-09 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

Thu/Nov-10 – Vero Beach, FL – Filthy McNasty’s

Fri/Nov-11 – Satellite Beach, FL – Sports Page

Sat/Nov-12 – Charleston, SC – Pour House

Sun/Nov-13 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

Tue/Nov-15 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern

Wed/Nov-16 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

Thu/Nov-17 – West Chester, PA – The Note

Fri/Nov-18 – Baltimore, MD – The 8×10

Sat/Nov-19 – Cambridge (Boston), MA – Middle East

Sun/Nov-20 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

Mon/Nov-21 – Clifton Park (Albany), NY – Northern Lights

Wed/Nov-23 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall