77 Jefferson

77 Jefferson

BandWorldReggae

REGGAE-ROCK-DUB-SOUL-HIPHOP FROM THE MIDWEST

Biography

Joel Castillo, Ryan Castillo, Miles Brown, and Mike Dunn began playing together in the summer of 2006 in a basement on 77th and Jefferson in Kansas City, Missouri. They recorded a 7-song EP/Demo called "Songs For Selene" and played their first show in September of 2006 at Californos in Westport KC, MO. They have been touring for the last 3 years having played over 250 shows in over 100 cities and 20 states promoting their debut album "Sledgehammer," which was released February 23rd, 2007. 77 has earned a reputation for giving high-energy performances all across the Midwest and beyond and endorses an organic "do it yourself" mindset by writing, recording, and producing their own music. 77 Jefferson has helped to promote and encourage a reggae uprising in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest. In two years, 77 has played many festivals such as Wakarusa 2008, Tulsa Reggae Festival 2008, Peoria Reggae by the Riverfront 2008, Gaea Retreat Summerfest 2008, Jah Roots Summerfest 2008, KC Hempfest 2008, Kansas City Reggae by the River 2007, The Crossroads Music Festival 2007, Roots Family Reunion Festival 2007, Jah Roots 420 Reggae Festivals 2007 and 2008, and many more. 77 Jefferson has shared the stage with many internationally known reggae artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Luciano, Mikey General, Ossie Dellimore, Sugar Minott, Junior Reid, Yabba Griffiths, Devon Brown, Yankee B, Pato Banton, Jah Roots, The Mystic Roots Band, and Karly Roots. They have also played with many other artists of different genres like Cas Haley, Steve Ewing (The Urge), Whild Peach, Part One Tribe, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, 3rd Alley, Josh Fischel, and many more. Their latest album "Sledgehammer," is available on itunes, cdbaby, and participating distributors and retail stores across the globe. 77 Jefferson highly encourages copying, downloading, and burning their music. 77 is currently recording their second album at KC Recordings, which will be available this fall.

Discography

"Sledgehammer" (2008)
Available on cdbaby.com and itunes.
www.cdbaby.com/cd/77jefferson
streaming tracks available @ www.myspace.com/7jefferson

Set List

Our set list can be a full 2-3 hours and consists of 20-30 original songs.