John Browns Body

John Browns Body

BandEDMReggae

John Brown's Body is an eight-member group that has developed a strong reputation for it's originality and superb, energetic live show during its ten-year career. The band has shared the stage with Jurassic 5, The Dave Matthews Band, Broken Social Scene, Brazilian Girls, Matisyahu, Lauryn Hill

Biography

John Brown's Body is in the midst of its twelfth year of performing, supporting its latest studio album, Pressure Points (Easy Star Records). The eight-member group (from Ithaca, NY and Boston) has developed a strong reputation for it's originality and superb, energetic live show during its ten-year career.

Pressure Points has spent nearly every week on Billboard's Reggae Chart since being released. The Beat wrote: "Confident and humble, edgy and easygoing, Pressure Points is a brilliantly realized step forward for John Brown's Body, for American reggae and for reggae in general." The band has drawn respect and admiration across the music world, sharing the stage with the likes of Jurassic 5, The Dave Matthews Band, and Broken Social Scene as evidence of their universal appeal. The Village Voice called them "the most authentic purveyors of "Truth and Rights' music around" earlier this year.

After self-releasing their first album on ITown Records, they were subsequently signed to Shanachie Records and released three albums (Among Them, This Day, and Spirits All Around Us). The Boston Herald called them "one of the world's best roots-style reggae bands" after the release of This Day (2000). This led to an appearance at the Bob Marley Day Festival in Miami, FL, alongside Lauryn Hill and others. In the following years, the band has played many of the major U.S. Festivals and performed an average of over 100 shows a year for the past 9 years. Currently John Brown’s Body is on a spring tour from the east coast to Hawaii. Their first two shows sold out in NYC and Boston with record attendance in each city. Expect the group’s most anticipated record to date, “Amplify� to be released at the end of the summer 2008.

Discography

Pressure Points (Easy Star)
Spirits All Around Us (Shanachie)
Justin Hinds and John Brown's Body (Live at Grassroots)
This Day (Shanachie)
Among Them (Shanachie)
All Time (I-Town Records)

Set List

Set List - 90 min + Encore
Original Music