The Rockstone Players

The Rockstone Players

 San Francisco, California, USA

Culture Canute is a roots reggae singer from Montego Bay, Jamaica, now based in San Francisco. His mellow lover's rock style has been compared to Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs. Canute is booking dates for summer 2012 in support of his new album "Culture Canute & The Rockstone Players."


Mat Gilbert formed The Rockstone Players in Connecticut in 2003. The idea was for the band to be an ever evolving collective of musicians. After moving to San Francisco in 2005, a coworker from El Salvador dubbed him "Mateo Peligroso" and he adopted it as a stage name.

The Rockstone Players released their debut album "One For Your Mind" in 2007, a collection of Mateo's songs that were recorded in CT and CA. The lineup of musicians includes Noah Friedberg, J. Curland, Rob Freeland, Drew Miller, and David Estes. Their second studio album, released in Oct 2011, is a collaboration with roots reggae singer Culture Canute entitled "Culture Canute & The Rockstone Players". Mateo and Rob continue to be the core of the group, but this album brought in Phil Brown on drums and Danny Korenblum on keyboards, helping to create the reggae vibe. They are currently booking tour dates for 2012 in support of the release and will be entering the studio this year to begin working on the the next RSP album. The working title is "Dubmaster San Francisco"


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

(This 2011 release is currently getting regular airplay on KDVS, KKUP, KCSB and Pandora)

"One For Your Mind" LP 2007, Rockstone Records

Set List

It Was Always You (previously unreleased)
Fisherwoman Dub
Dubmaster San Francisco (previously unreleased)
Just Knock
Flaky Janine (previously unreleased)
My Woman (previously unreleased)
Lookin Out For Me
Sweet Mary Jane
Idiot Kings (Soul Coughing cover)
One For You Mind
Troubled Times