Ken Leighton 7 a.m., May 5
SD High Tide
Sound description: Reggae rock for Slightly Stoopid surfers.
RIYL: Sublime, the Long Beach Dub All Stars, Big Mountain, Pepper
Upcoming Local Shows
- Blurt: "This Is Not a Good Time" · July 22, 2009
- Blurt · Feb. 4, 2009
Influences: Sublime, Peter Tosh, Ozomatli, Steel Pulse, Third Eye Blind, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Barrington Levy, Don Carlos, Slightly Stoopid, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Specials
High Tide’s acoustic EP Not for Profit was released in 2006. Their debut album Play Me Reggae, engineered by Bob Trumpet, includes guest players Daddy Scotty (Chapter 11), Coot Dog (Mystic Roots), Baby Mouse, and NoNeedz.
In 2007, the band became finalists in both the Del Mar Fair Battle of the Bands and the San Diego Vans Warped Tour Battle of the Bands. They finished in the top three on July 4 at Del Mar and emerged victorious in the latter, which granted them a chance to headline the Ernie Ball Stage at the San Diego stop during the Vans Warped Tour 2008.