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Reggae: Roots Reggae Moods: Type: Political Reggae: Dancehall Rock: Jam-band Moods: Spiritual

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United States - Missouri

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Jah Roots


Jah Roots was a Billboard Charts topping reggae band from Springfield, Missouri. The band was active from 2001 to 2009. They produced records under their independent label GanJah Records. The band released several albums and has a local and international following.

Jah Roots recorded its first album, Steppin Out Of Babylon in 2002. In 2005 they released 2 albums More Herbs for the Youth and Babylon Weak Heart w/ Baddaflexx. Their fourth album titled Crucial was released in 2006, and was a Billboard charts Top 100 Reggae album as well as being listed in the "Top Ten Reggae Albums of 2007" on the island of Guam. In April 2008 their fifth album Joy was released, it charted on the "Billboard charts Top 100 Reggae Albums" as well. For this album they were joined by reggae guitarist Junior Marvin – who served as lead guitarist for Bob Marley & The Wailers from 1977-1980. Joy featured "Ganja Weed", which won "Best Reggae Song 2008" by the Global Marijuana Music Awards.

Jah Roots has toured with Grammy Award winning artists, Damian Marley and Stephen Marley as the sole opening act for their "Welcome To Jamrock Tour" in 2006, through the Midwest portion of the tour. They have played at South by Southwest '07 & festivals such as: Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, Schwagstock and were becoming regulars at the Austin Reggae Festival. The band is very good friends with and also toured regularly with Cas Haley from America's Got Talent

In Spring 2009 the band announced it was going on "Indefinite Hiatus" due to members wanting more family time.