Down Loa

Down Loa


REGGAE Jam ROCK perfect for all occasions, DREADNECK with a SOCIAL conscience and a FEELING, DOWN LOA brings the head noddin', ass shakin', fist pumpin' true roots rock rhythm to the masses.


[Tuscaloosa, AL mid 90s]: Justin Jones, Cliff Miller and Micah Howard took their passion for reggae, ska and rock and turned it into Down Loa. Justin's powerful vocals and the band's authentic backing sound provided much more than just an imitation of the Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Sublime, and Toots & the Maytals covers they peformed. The group quickly built a large following amongst the UA scene. The band was booked nightly at the largest venues on the Strip, the University of Alabama's entertainment district. Ask anyone who was in college or around town at the time, and they will be sure to have recollections of dancing all night to Down Loa.

Now, the band has reformed with a new purpose, drawing from their influences and creating new music, while still entertaining the masses with the reggae/ska/rock classics everyone loves.

Down Loa is always looking to expand their horizons both sonically and geographically. Please contact us with any opportunities that will benefit us all.


Ghost EP - available on iTunes

Set List

Bob Marley: Lively up Yourself, Hammer, Concrete Jungle, Get up Stand Up, I Shot the Sherriff, Stir it Up, Jammin', Exodus, Small Axe, Caution, Bend Down Loa, 3 Little Birds

Reggae Standards: Ring the Alarm, Westbound Train, Better Must Come, Harder they Come, Israelites, Horizon has been Defeated, Murder She Wrote, Wet Dream, 96 Degrees in the Shade, Funky Kingston, 54-46

Sublime: Badfish, Summertime, Scarlet Begonias, Rivers of Babylon, 40 oz. to Freedom, Don't Push, What I Got, Garden Grove

Originals: Spark, Rollin4REAL, Ghost, Milwaukee's Best, WAR, Rude Boy Razor (Winnin in the End), We are All One