Culture Canute
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Culture Canute

San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

San Francisco, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Band World Reggae




"4 out of 5 stars"

(4 stars out of 5) "This self-titled release by Culture Canute & the Rockstone Players definitely has an old-school roots reggae aesthetic... Canute is quite faithful to that old-school reggae perspective on earthy, spiritually minded offerings such as “Straight Safe Line,” “Lift My Spirit,” “Whom Shall I Fear” and “Peace of Mind.” Anyone who fancies the classic roots reggae of artists like the Mighty Diamonds, Sugar Minott, the Abyssinians and Burning Spear should have an easy time getting into this album (which often has an ethereal and very mystical quality).... Canute’s album doesn’t pretend to point reggae in any new directions; he is old-school all the way, and fans of 1970s/1980s Jah music will find it to be an agreeable and pleasing listen." (Alex Henderson is a veteran journalist/music critic whose work has appeared in Billboard, Spin, The L.A. Weekly, Creem, HITS, Jazziz, JazzTimes, CD Review, Skin Two, Black Radio Exclusive) - Review You

"A Healthy Dosage of the Real Thing"

"With Culture Canute & The Rockstone Players’ self-titled album, you get a healthy dosage of the real thing... The album they’ve created together is a whopping 20 tracks worth of reggae and dub. With the straight reggae songs, Canute’s sweet, lover’s rock voice shines, while the dub versions of these songs spotlight the trio’s instrumental skills. Yes, you can find reggae music everywhere, but if you’re out for something a little more authentic, a little less overtly commercial, Culture Canute & The Rockstone Players will give you plenty of the good, real stuff...." (Dan MacIntosh has been a professional music journalist for 30 years and his work has regularly appeared in many local and national publications, including CCM, CMJ, Paste, Mean Street, and" - Review You


"Culture Canute & The Rockstone Players" 2011 LP
Rockstone Records



Canute grew up in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the time that reggae was exploding worldwide.  He picked up the guitar at a young age and began playing and writing songs.  Some common themes inspired by his life are the suffering of the poor, transcending adversity, and love.

Playing aboard cruise ships, he found the opportunity to travel, eventually settling in San Francisco, CA.  His 2011 album, “Culture Canute & the Rockstone Players,” is a selection from the catalogue that he spent years developing.  Critics received it well and he got airplay on Pandora, Spotify and Northern California college radio.  Without much tour support, the album continues to sell regularly on iTunes.

A follow up album is in pre-production stages now.  Canute continues to stick to his classic roots and dub style with a hardcore rhythm section and positive, uplifting lyrics.

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