Josh Heinrichs is a stalwart in the American and worldwide reggae community. Beginning his own reggae band, Jah Roots, in Springfield, Missouri in 2001 as well as forming his own record label, GanJah Records with his wife Kaytee. Josh wrote and recorded 5 albums with his former band, Jah Roots, and gained a loyal independant following via Myspace and a tireless touring schedule from 2005-2009. Josh left Jah Roots in 2009 to pursue a solo career and work on blossoming his label and helping other local reggae artists get there music out. Since starting his solo career, he has released, Five, Top 10 debuting albums of his own and 3 other artists(SkillinJah, 77 Jefferson & Lance Sitton) albums all to Top 10 releases as well on his label, GanJah Records. On March 26th, 2013 Josh's EP "Rooftop Session" was the 1st of any of his albums to officially debut at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and at #2 on Billboards Top Selling Reggae albums chart. As a solo artist, Josh has toured the entire USA coast to coast multiple times and has performed 5 Hawaiian tours. In January 2015, Josh co-headlined the 1st annual Trenchfest Reggae Festival on the island of Guam, alongside Iration, Fortunate Youth and The Green. Over the years Josh has shared the stage along the way with headline acts like Bob Marleys children(Ziggy,Stephen, Damian,etc...), SOJA, Tribal Seeds and many more. Josh has made numerous appearances at music festivals all over the USA and Hawaii from 3 appearances at The largest Reggae festival in USA, California Roots, to Gathering of the Vibes, Reggae In The Hills, Austin Reggae Fest, Bricktown Reggae Fest, the local Schwagstock music fests, Kulia Roots Fest in Hawaii as well as hosting his own Springfield,MO Reggae Fests which have garnered acts like SOJA, Junior Marvin of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Marlon Asher, Natty Vibes, Fortunate Youth and many more to Springfield, Missouri to come perform with Josh in his hometown.
With all these accolades, years of touring and constantly promoting positive Reggae music through out the world. Josh's form of Reggae music and message remain a driving force behind the current reggae scene, worldwide.
- Junior Marvin of Bob Marley & The Wailers
was quoted about Heinrichs, saying
“Josh is one of those guys who comes along and fills his music with such an inspiration and with such energy that it translates so easily and positively to anyone hearing it. He is a rare talent in both his ability to craft a song with a certain timeless quality to it, and then, man, his voice, well, I mean, damn, the kid can sing as good as anyone out there; a bright future – that one.”
Midwest reggae music is reaching a new frontier and SkillinJah is blazing the trail. SkillinJah may seem new to the reggae scene, but is really going on
his 15th year in the business. Despite having over 200 singles
recorded and released through various labels (VP, Sony) and with
notable producers (Dean Frasier, Donahue Baker) & doing multiple stage
shows from Jamaica to New York to Hawaii(Sumfest, Sting) it seems people are
just now starting to catch on to his undeniable talent and skill that
he has had plenty of time to perfect. With the release of 5 albums in less than 3 years time,(Emergency Spliff, Reality, Skillmatic, Riddim Jockey and Champion Sound) on his
former Jah Roots bandmates label, GanJah Records, SkillinJah has seen a #1 album in "Riddim Jockey" and
5, iTunes & Amazon Top 10 best selling reggae album debuts and multiple music videos as well. SkillinJah, who was on a hiatus from performing live for a few years has recently been performing live again touring the entire USA with Josh Heinrichs and Tribal Seeds, performing at Cali Roots fest multiple times, and just performed 2 sold out shows in Hawaii in summer 2014. With every crowd member singing along to his songs, already knowing them
word for word... It seems it's only a matter of time before the rest
of the reggae world will catch on and fall in love with SkillinJah as
For Peace Band is a musical group based on the Island of Guam. The band has toured in the United States and Palau. Current members are Jacob Iosia(vocals/keyboards), Freddy Bordallo(vocals/drums), RJ Pereira(guitar/backing vocals), and Danton Cruz(bass).
For Peace Band has shared the stage with Katchafire, Sons of Zion, Ooklah the Moc, House of Shem, Magic! Martin Campbell, Shaggy, The Green, Tribal Seeds and many more. The group has also been a backing band for Josh Heinrichs, Skillinjah and Peni Dean(formally of Natural Vibrations). In 2014, the group released their first album "Forwards Ever" which reached top 10 reggae albums on iTunes. The next following year 2015, the band released their "Feel This" EP. All music can be purchased on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon ect. For Peace Band's main objective is to promote peace and love through their music worldwide. Currently, the group's sophomore album "Always Love" is in production scheduled for release in 2016. The band is proudly sponsored by Calibis Clothing.
Livication started in 2009 as the LB hoodlums, with Zack on guitar, and Grant on drums. They eventually recruited Brad to play, but broke up shortly after. They were reunited in 2012, with Kilisi on the bass, and decided to call themselves, Livication.