Rocksteady@8, a supergroup formed in 1999 by members of Magadog, Strangeways and Amandla Tunesmith, specializes in the sound of classic Jamaican music, from late-'60s ska and rocksteady to the brand of roots reggae popular during the '70s.
The eight-piece band, whose members have a special fondness for the recordings helmed by famed Studio One producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd and Treasure Island producer Duke Reid, plays originals rooted in that style, and additionally puts their own special spin on favorites from the period.
Rocksteady@8, led by singer-composer Jason Nwagbaraocha and drummer Jonathan Priest, also includes Brian Zink on guitar, bassist Joe Grady, keyboardist John Richardson and two horn players - saxophonist Rob deDios and trumpeter Brian Aulisio.
Jason is currently "toasting" and playing bass for The Toasters. Be sure to pick up this album! Available through all the proper digital channels.