Andrew Hamlin 11 a.m., March 14
RIYL: The Police, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sly & Robbie, Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Midnite, Rebelution, SOJA, Groundation, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, 311
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- As I Hear It · Feb. 6, 2008
Inception: Chula Vista, 2004
Influences: Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Midnite, the Specials, Lucky Dube, 311, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Culture, Rebelution, SOJA, Groundation, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper
Tribal Seeds were founded by two brothers, both raised playing instruments since early childhood. Lead singer Steven Jacobo writes the lyrics for the group, and his brother Tony-Ray Jacobo produces their music. They have toured throughout North America as well as Mexico and Hawaii and have shared the stage with Matisyahu, the Wailers, and Gregory Issacs.
In September 2008, Tribal Seeds won a Best World [Music] trophy at the San Diego Music Awards. Their Autumn 2011 tour featured 25 dates in two months, kicking off in Tucson, Arizona at the Rock on October 12, in support of their EP Soundwaves.
2013 found the band welcomed a second singer, E.N. Young, intended to share lead vocals with Steven Jacobo. That October, they won Best World Music at the San Diego Music Awards. Their next national tour kicked off January 8, 2014, running through April and featuring the live debut of tracks from their upcoming album Representing.