Collie Buddz, international reggae star releases Good Life, his first full-length LP in 10 years. Good Life, available exclusively on Apple Music + iTunes, hits all other digital platforms on May 26th.
The highly-anticipated release from the Bermuda native showcases his vocal range and signature melodies over a wide array of island rhythms, serving as the follow-up to his 2007 critically acclaimed debut album “Collie Buddz,” which remains in the top 10 on the iTunes Reggae charts to this day. Most of the album is produced by Supa Dups who is responsible for some of Buddz’s classic material (“Blind To You Haters”, “Tomorrows Another Day”,”Sensimilla”) along with several recent mega hits for Drake, (“Controlla)”and Rihanna (“Too Good”). Feature-wise, Buddz reaches across the spectrum with soulful Kat Dhalia, hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, Bay Area staple P-Lo and Canadian-Jamaican songwriter Kreesha Turner.
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Buddz says, “Good Life as an album is a reflection of my life the last 10 years. Ultimately it is about perspective, perseverance and working towards a solution. When I first started making music never did I think it would take me as far as it has, literally around the world. This album is dedicated to my loyal fans, family, friends & everyone that has been supporting my movement for over a decade.” As his first independent release, Buddz oversaw all aspects of the recording process and as a result, the album demonstrates him more comfortable and confident than ever as he explores new sonic ground.
To celebrate the release, Collie Buddz appeared on NBC’s Today Show yesterday to perform a snippet of the album. This summer, Collie Buddz will be joining Rebelution and Nahko Medicine For The People on a US nationwide summer amphitheater tour before heading out in the fall on his own headlining “Good Life European Tour”.
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Upcoming Shows/Tour Dates: http://www.colliebuddz.com/
May 25th Release Party Los Gatos CA hosted by Collie Buddz
May 28th Performing at Cali Roots Festival main stage
June 2nd Bermuda “Tall Ships” Reggata
“The Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017”
June 15 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre⠀
June 16 – Las Vegas, NV – The Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel⠀
June 17 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Avila Beach Golf Resort⠀
June 18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl*⠀
June 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex⠀
June 22 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House⠀
June 23 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewery⠀
June 24 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater⠀
June 25 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater⠀
June 28 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion⠀
June 29 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater⠀
June 30 – Stateline, NV – Harvey’s Outdoor Arena⠀
July 1 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater ⠀
July 20 – Black Mountain, SC – Pisgah Brewing Co.⠀
July 21 – North Charleston, SC – Riverfront Park⠀
July 22 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater⠀
July 23 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Filene Center⠀
July 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle⠀
July 28 – Cocoa, FL – Riverfront Park⠀
July 29 – Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater⠀
July 30 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre⠀
August 2 – Brooklyn, NY – The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk⠀
August 3 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion⠀
August 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing⠀
August 5 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion⠀
August 6 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage⠀
August 9th – Amagansett, NY- Stephen Talkhouse ** Only Collie Buddz
August 10th– Wakefield, RI- Ocean Mist ** Only Collie Buddz
August 11th– Wakefield, RI- Ocean Mist ** Only Collie Buddz
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“The Good Life European Tour 2017”
October 18 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Club Academy
October 19 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – Academy 2
October 20 – London, United Kingdom – Brixton Electric
October 21 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
October 22 –Leuven, Belgium – Depot
October 24 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
October 25 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
October 27 – Berlin, Germany – Yaam
October 28 – Köln, Germany – Reineke Fuchs
October 29 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Annabel
October 30 – Groningen, Netherlands – Oosterpoort
November 1 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
November 3 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee
November 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Rust
November 6 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
November 7 – Stockholm, Sweden – Kagelbanan
November 8 – Helsinki, Finland – Korjaamo
Official Link: http://www.colliebuddz.com
Collie Buddz performs “Good Life” live on NBCs Today Show
“Good Life” Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/a8HRmmuQoGs
Road to “Good Life” Episode 1: https://youtu.be/BWhCOXUwWiA
Road to “Good Life” Episode 2: https://youtu.be/HJW10EOoifU
Whats going on everyone, today we release an interview with Nattali Rize that we connected during CaliRoots earlier this year. Nattali talks about why she feels she does music, and what message she is trying to give through her music. So please take a few minutes out of your busy day and check out Sessiontapes.com’s interview with Nattali Rize
It has been 2 decades since we lost one of thee most renowned pioneers of our time in Bradley Nowell. I was about 16 maybe 17 years old when the waves hit Monterey Country letting us know that Sublime was going to be the next big thing. People really had no clue who Sublime was (myself included), but out of nowhere “What I Got” made its way to the airwaves, and I became a fan of Sublime, and like most fans in the area I wanted to know everything. At that time we were entering the internet era (AOL 2.1), and i began to look them up. see what other news I was able to find on Sublime. As I began to read I realized that it was a difficult road for Bradley and Sublime.
Sublime first came together in 1988 after Bradley chose to drop out of UC Santa Cruz. Bradley joined his soon to be best friends in Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh to form Sublime. It took sublime a couple of year to really get their feet planted, as Sublime struggled to to book shows. The trio realized they had to do something to make them more accomplished so they formed their label Skunk Records. In 1990 Bradley found the fourth member of Sublime Lou Dog. Lou Dog became Sublime’s mascot and traveled with them everywhere.
In 1992 Sublime released their first full length album titled 40 oz. to Freedom, and it contained songs like Date Rape, 54-46 That’s My Number/Ball & Chain, Krs-One, Badfish, Chica Me Tipo, Smoke Two Joints, and others which became instant favorites. A couple of year later Sublime signed with MCA Records and in good timing because Sublime released their second album ” Robbin’ In The Hood” which came out to mixed reviews, mostly for the 13 tracks that were recorded on a 8 track player. Little did people know at the time that songs like “Pool Shark” and “Saw Red” would become some of Bradley’s most personal songs to ever record. The next year passed and Sublime was in the studio finishing up their Self-Titled major label debut album as they release ” What I Got” to radio.
After 8 years in the pursuit of fame Bradley’s Addiction finally caught up to him. on May 25th 1996, 10 weeks before Sublime’s major label debut album was to be released; Bradley was found dead in his hotel room in San Francisco, CA. A devastating and heart wrenching blow for everyone especially his family. MCA released Sublime’s album and in its first week it ranked 25th in the top 200 billboards, but only to peak at 13 a few weeks later. only to go Quadruple Platinum (17 million sold).
Bradley never got the chance to see the fame he fought so hard for, but only to leave a legacy of influence behind while opening the door for bands like No Doubt, Slightly Stoopid, Jack Johnson, The Expendables, and others.
In remembering Bradley Nowell I would like to share a couple of videos from from Fishbone and Badfish (sublime tribute band) performing some of Sublime’s most memorable songs as they play homage Bradley’s Legacy and a tribute song by local 831 artist Qiensave
Qiensave – Ode To Brad (Click Here To Download)
Fishbone – Date Rape (cover)
Badfish – Badfish (cover)
California Roots 2015 (Sunday 5-24-15 Video performances) Fortunate Youth, Cypress Hill, Cas Haley, Fear Nuttin Band, and Fishbone
Whats up everyone…
It’s been one week since the conclusion of 2015
California Roots Festival at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey California.
One of the best experiences I’ve had in a very long time.
Today i have a series of videos I’d like to share with everyone showing some of the bands we got to view perform at California Roots 2015.
The first band is about to begin and it was
“Fortunate Youth”. This was going to be the first time I got to listen to them
live and I really, really liked their music. Great sound. They truly made a new fan out of me.
Below there is footage of Fortunate Youth preforming “So Rebel”
Fortunate Youth – So Rebel
Filmed by A.Casanova aka Cyrrus1
There is nothing I can say that isn’t already known
about Cypress Hill, but “Got Damn” what an exhilarating performance with many, many “High” notes while they perform many of their hits like: Dr. Greenthumb, Tequila Sunrise, Insane In The Brain, Latin Lingo, Shoot Em’ Up, Rock Superstar among others, and a little fan interaction with plenty of motivation to go around. By the end of there performance I think I was so motivated that I began to feel a little numb, but anyways you can check out Cypress Hill performing “Shit Going Down” and “How Should I Kill A Man” below
Cypress Hill – Shit Going Down/How Should I Kill A Man
Filmed by: A.Casanova aka Cyrrus1
The next artist is Cas Haley. i myself had no clue who he was, but the originals stage area was
getting pack fairly quick. Cas took the stage and did his thing. He style
reminded me a little bit of sublime mixed with folk rock. You know that type of
music that makes you feel like I’m chilling, feeling good, that nothing but love kind
of music. Well below you can check out Cas Healy performance of his song “ Connection”.
Cas Haley – Connection
Filmed by A.Casanova aka Cyrrus1
Another band that was new to me was Fear Nuttin Band. Well i had no idea how amazing they were going to be. They definitely have a unique sound, and I like to catch them perform again, so hopefully they come back to the #831 some time soon. Anyways below I got some footage of Fear Nuttin Band performing their track
“Its Not So Easy“.
Fear Nuttin Band – It’s Not So Easy
Filmed by: A.Casanova aka Cyrrus1
Next up was Fishbone. We knew they were going to have a legendary performance, and oh boy they did not disappoint. Angelo Moore and his off the
wall energetic stage presence was on point every second of their performance. I
especially loved when he stopped to give us fans a safe demonstration on crowd
surfing. I loved it. I recorded some amazing video of this demonstration, and
it leading into “Hey Ma And Pa”, but the audio is no bueno for some odd reason.
The bass was so strong that it bleeds all over the audio to a point that it’s
unusable. Anyways Fishbone’s performance was so entertaining all led to their
final song “Alcoholic”. It stars like usual very calm, but once the music kicks
in the moshing and skanking began. That was so much fun it got my adrenaline
up. To end off their performance Angelo partook to some crowd surfing of his
own. What a great performance by Fishbone. Below you can check out some footage
that Peaceman S filmed of Fishbone performing “Alcoholic
Fishbone – Alcoholic
Filmed by: Peaceman S
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hey whats up every one. its been a while since i posted, and i have collected a pile of updates since then. Today i will begin with J. Cole performing “Be Free” (a song he wrote in the aftermath of Mike Brown) Live on The Late Show with Dave Letterman. below you can download the Live Audio Version of the song or watch the Music Video at the link provided for you below.
Also J. Cole’s new album 2014 Forest Hill Drive is out now