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September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rising Son is a roots rock reggae group from California.They released their debut album “Take Root” in 2006 featuring a diverse collection of 12 powerful songs. From the uptempo futuristic funk of “Communication” to the acoustic anthem “Uprising” the themes and musicianship cover a broad range from roots reggae to dancehall to rock with raw power and authenticity. They are currently in the studio finishing their upcoming E.P. entitled “Forward” which will be released in 2014.
Rising Son has developed a dynamic and energizing live experience with an impressive array of shows. They have shared the stage with Steel Pulse, Eek-A-Mouse, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Pato Banton, Michael Rose, Kymani Marley, Israel Vibration, Big Youth, Sly and Robbie, Alpha Blondy, and the late great Mikey Dread.
In 2007, Rising Son recorded the song “Worldwide Love” for the Denmark based reggaetown label. They continue doing live shows and building a following wherever they go. The band members can be heard on many other projects including H.R. of Bad Brains, The Divine Crime, Ska Daddyz, and an upcoming album from Levi who is also featured on the song “Heal This World” from Pato Banton’s album “Destination Paradise”. Levi has joined Pato on several live shows including the House of Blues on Sunset and the performance that is featured on a new DVD “Live at Belly Up” in San Diego.
Rising Son is now entering the studio again to record it’s long awaited folow up album that is yet untitiled. With more than 50 songs of new material, they have been selecting tracks for the new album.
They have already begun performing several new songs live including “Forward”, “LoveLife”, and “Ethiopian Sonrize”. With a new album in the works and plans for a tour, the future is looking bright for Rising Son.