The 2019 edition of BottleRock is just around the corner, and that can mean only one thing…AFTERPARTIES!
Join Ca’ Momi Osteria Memorial Day Weekend, where after the festival lights go out, we’ve just begun!
From 10pm-bedtime all weekend long, Ca’ Momi presents incredible late-night entertainment, met with all the comforts
you need to revitalize your weary festival-feet.
Bulby York, the prolific engineer and producer, who is best known for producing pillars of reggae music like Beenie Man’s “Stop Live in a de Pass” and Yami Bolo’s “Weapon of Destruction,” is currently manning the FOH boards on tour with Michael Franti & Spearhead and touring in support of the 2018 release of his own album, Master Blaster.
The follow-up album to Bulby’s 2016 Epic & Ting, Master Blaster leads off with the album’s first single, a modern take on Tenor Saw’s classic “Lots of Signs” featuring superstars Christopher Martin and Beenie Man, as well as a signature Fuzzy Jones sample. “Dance With Me” delves into Afrobeat territory, as Nigerian singer (and Spearhead drummer) Manas Itiene trades vocals with actress/singer/songwriter Cherine Anderson. “Freedom,” the most recently released single, features the living legend Beres Hammond pleading for mankind’s most basic human right on the song’s chorus. He is joined by I-Three’s alumnus Marcia Griffiths, Polynesian reggae star J Boog, and the ever-formidable Lutan Fyah. “Hands Up!” is a militaristic hip hop-flavored account of the war in the streets between police and the people, as told by hip hop/reggae/soul fusion group CornaStonaz. The dancehall blazer “Katch-A-Fire” features singer Anthony Red Rose and deejay Lexxus going verse for verse. “Can’t Dweet Like We” finds worl’ boss Vybz Kartel slicing and dicing the riddim with his trademark lyrical daggers, while D.C-based Ethiopian rapper LoLa Monroe serves up some heat of her own. Rounding out the song is singer-songwriter Candy Gloster, who lends her vocals for the catchy chorus. The album’s only previously released record, “Cherry Oh Baby,” features Busy Signal and Patrice Roberts delivering a lively version of Eric Donaldson’s celebrated tune that has been covered by the likes of the Rolling Stones and UB40. Bulby recruited Chevaughn to voice “Music and Weed,” an addictive sing-along that the producer picked up from the C2W (Caribbean 2 World) songwriting camp in Jamaica. “Never Bow” is a triumphant Nyabinghi chant that features the late great Joseph “Culture” Hill and Leego backed by Grammy-nominated band Raging Fyah to add some musical texture. Next up is “Shoot the Moon,” another dancehall track that features the girl x boy combo of Bajan singer Ch’an and dancehall stalwart Mad Cobra. Closing out the album is the unexpected “Kundalini” which features a dramatic piano-driven music bed to a spoken word poem being recited by inspirational speaker Danielle LaPorte.
“With this album, we are selling vibe, not just music,” explains Bulby. “I wanted something spiritual to highlight the album, so I linked Danielle for a poem. She is my friend and also one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100 Leaders,” a group that in Oprah’s words “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.”
ROOTS MAN PROJECT:
Roots Man Project (RMP) is a 5 piece band based in Solano County that embraces the deep sound of roots reggae and dub music. The Project was formed in 2014, the group came together with the same interest to promote a roots reggae vibe and deliver messages thru lyrics that speak on everyday real life experiences such as evolution, love, social changes, struggles as well as political views.
The band has opened shows for reggae legend Anthony B, Jamaican artist Turbulence, Roots Reggae Band Midnite, Junior Toots, Hirie and more. The band provides an exceptional entertainment experience by engaging and interacting with the crowd to dance and sing along. Their electrifying stage performances has gained them loyal fans and followers. Their goal is to share their positive energy and messages thru their music. Their fun upbeat vibes is inviting and well received by all ages and races.