Through the Roots

Greenhouse Productions Presents

Through the Roots

Black Bottom Lighters, Keith Okie & Rebel Sol, Aloha Radio

Fri, April 27, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ

$10.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Through the Roots
Through the Roots
Formed in the Summer of 2008, San Diego based band Through the Roots have been covering ground and making waves across the United States. Fusing rock and electronic elements with a strong roots reggae foundation, Through the Roots have developed a unique sound and experience that captivates audiences during their live performances.

2011 proved to be a very successful year for Through the Roots. The band released the EP "Here to Stay" in the Spring that debuted at #2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart. On top of the EP release, Through the Roots hit the road hard playing over 140 shows in 38 of the nations 50 states. They supported nationally recognized artists such as Iration, Tribal Seeds, and The Green on their respective national tours. This all culminated to the band being nominated for and winning Pier Magazine's award for 2011 Breakout Artist of the Year.

Feeding off of the success seen in 2011, Through the Roots already has big plans for 2012. In February, they will be linking up with The Expendables for their 2012 Winter Blackout Tour. Also, a new studio album is already in pre-production with an expected release date sometime during the Spring. Be sure to keep an eye out for them as the year progresses.
Black Bottom Lighters
Black Bottom Lighters
Three guitarists, two vocalists, a percussionist, and a turntablist form one of the most dynamic sounding groups in the Arizona desert. Built on an acoustic foundation, the BBL's sound is as difficult to describe as it is to dislike. From mellow unplugged personal performances to wild stage acts as well as a crowd thats typically on the cusp of out of control, you are sure to have a memory or two when you leave one of their shows.
Keith Okie & Rebel Sol
Keith Okie & Rebel Sol
Keith Okie & Rebel Sol bill themselves as “Soul Reggae Rockers,” a title that perfectly describes this emerging force on the southwestern music scene. Irresistible dance grooves blend with heart-based lyrics in an outrageously energetic live show that is packing dance floors and venues from Colorado to Mexico. Their catchy melodic catalog of original tunes (penned by lead singer/guitarist Okie) has audiences singing along with their hook-and-harmony based “songs of life, love, fear, and hope” from the very first hearing – and for days afterward.

A California native, Keith Okie spent years touring the Pacific Northwest with the funk- and jam-based “Dukes of Ted” before settling first in Boulder, then in Arizona. Here, he returned to his musical roots, blending influences from Bob Marley and Clinton Fearon to Otis Redding and Sam & Dave. His music has been licensed by major Hollywood studios for use in television and film. Keith credits his eclectic spirituality and love for his wife and baby son with inspiring the best of his songs.



His band, Rebel Sol, has a rock-solid core that features complex rhythms (drummer Ben Keller plays brilliantly off conga/percussionist Tory Campbell), bass that can both pound and soar (bassist Jason Teague) and blazing keyboard work that checks all the boxes for the genre (piano/organist Phil Gornick). Frequent guests sit in with the band adding brass and African drums along with exceptional vocal harmonies. Their live shows have extra added anticipation as their rabid and growing fan base wonders, “Who else is going to show up tonight?”

One can’t help but think that it’s only a matter of time until this infectious outfit is performing in national festivals and sold-out theaters (they are already booked to open this year’s inaugural Rosarito Reggae Festival in Baja California). Catch them up-close and personal while you still can, so you can someday be among those who can say, “I heard them first.”
Venue Information:
The Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff
15 W Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
http://www.orpheumflagstaff.com/