Root Sea Music

Root Sea Music

 Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA

Original Roots Reggae and Dub!


It is from the strong pull of Reggae and Dub that gives birth to the sounds of ROOT SEA. Our band members consist of both friends and family with a genuine love, passion, and respect for the music who set out in the fall of 2017 to write, record and produce what would be their debut release ONE SEA.


Ideas started in the Fall of 2017 with two friends, bass guitar/producer Michael Stauch and singer/lyricist Joshua Addison in the secluded California Mountains with the track 'My Story'. Things were put on hold until the late spring of the following year when they began to write and record different tracks and ideas back in North Florida. ‘’At first, as I think many can relate, it originated as a much needed outlet during some stressful times’’, explains Joshua. ‘’Music has always been a staple in my life, but recording was a new endeavor for me.’’  In early Spring 2018 while in North Florida, they were again able to create and record music together. They quickly realized the music was developing into something impactful and that it had real meaning to them both. ‘’I have been producing and recording reggae for a long time, but this seemed different. We were in actual agreement on a level that was refreshing,’’ Michael states. This creative collaboration became the debut album ‘One Sea’. Eventually, they would narrow down ideas and riddims to the nine tracks that make up ONE SEA. The first track 'Horizon' sends an environmental message regarding the dangers of further pollution to our oceans and waters from plastics. 'Give the Medicine' demands the access to medical cannabis and its numerous benefits while the track 'Tribute to the Farmer' pays homage to the classic Peter Broggs tune 'International Farmer'. 


The Album's nine tracks were written, recorded, and produced by Michael Stauch with lyrics and vocals by Joshua Addison. (#6 Real Rock Riddim C. Dodd / Sound Dimension, Studio One, #8 P. Broggs / Dr Dread, #9 Fabric poem by: Erin Hanson) 

Joshua's daughters Kendall Brooke and Jasmine lend crucial lead and background vocals while Michael's son Noah contributes drum and percussion tracks. Some beautiful ukulele on three from friend Chris Mons & some guitar from a talented young player on a couple more and you have the album ONE SEA. 


Mastered by Mike Caplan at Lion & Fox Studios in Washington, D.C., ONE SEA serves as the groups debut to the music world. Find ROOT SEA and all Root Sea Music on all major digital outlets including iTunes, Pandora, Spotify and more!



Written By: Joshua Shaw,Michael Stauch

I can't keep this pace so tired of running this rat race. This systems draining me of time. It's got me fucked up in my mind .no time for family at all .it's hot my back against the wall . I know this cycle has to end .before I'm permanently programmed .just for my own piece of mind. A place where no body can find . Where I can plant my ganja tree .and grow my food if we ever conversate and I go starting off in space . Just know that's probably where I am . That place I vision In my head ....... I tend to go there frequently lose track of the when I leave. Cat had my tounge there for so long before I ever wrote a song .I tend to go there frequently lose track of time when I leave . Making these melodies for song .I hope that I don't get it wrong . So I'mma raise my ganja pipe hold it way up in the sky keep on blazinh sensi til the very day I die. Cause I know that cannabis was given straight to us from jah. Might be hard to see me. Through all the thickness of these clouds


released: 12.14.18
1. Horizon
2. Give The Medicine
3. Programmed
4. On This Journey
5. My Story
6. When I Hear
7. Overflow
8. Tribute to the Farmer
9. Fabric

Set List



Give the Medicine

When I Hear

On this Journey

My Story




Babylon Crumble

Tribute to the Farmer