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E.N. Young: Keyboards

Genre: Reggae & Ska, Rock

RIYL: Tribal Seeds, Big Mountain, Quino, Slightly Stoopid, C-Money and Players Inc.

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Influences: Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and the Wailers

Background:

Reggae rocker E.N. Young (Tribal Seeds) released his debut full-length Luck & Chance No More in 2010.

A sophomore solo album Live Love Stay Up (Roots Musician Records) dropped in early 2015 in three formats with original, acoustic, and dub versions. Recorded at Imperial Sound Recording Studio, guest players include members of Tribal Seeds, Maad T-Ray, Gonzo, Steven Jacobo, Ooklah the Moc, Kali Navales, and Father Psalms. A music video was produced for the track “Eye of the Storm.”

In April 2016, Roots Musician released a followup full-length, Call On Me, featuring a live version of “Don’t Burn Bridges” from his debut album Luck & Chance No More performed with his concert band, Imperial Sound.

A video for "Call On Me" was shot in New York while Young was on the nationwide Spring Harvest Tour where he played back to back sets with Imperial Sound and Tribal Seeds. The video was filmed and directed by Jeff Pliskin of Raised Fist Propaganda and features Ras Fraser Jr.

Another video was produced for the track "Cooyah Raggamuffin," filmed in Southern California at various live shows and locations and edited by Houston Area Productions. A video for "Just Be" features Young on the shores of Imperial Beach.

Young's fourth full-length Forest Wilderness was released via Roots Musician in 2018, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered at his IB studio Imperial Sound Recording Studio, preceded by the single "Wake Up," featuring Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage. Other guest players on the album include Addis Pablo, Meta & the Cornerstones, Kelissa, Half-Pint, and Roots Musician label-mate Inna Vision.

Young produced the debut EP from Massachusetts reggae rockers Buddahfly, Ancient Fire, recorded at Imperial Sound Recording Studio in IB and released in early 2019, with guest players such as saxophonist Eric Hirschhorn (Rebelution) and Brett Wilson (Roots of Creation).

Early 2020 saw the release of a new single called "Queendom," made available in both electric and acoustic versions, as well as a new collaborative album, Raggamuffin Ride Riddim', featuring eleven different singers on his song "Cooyah Raggamuffin."

In May 2020, he released a remake of a track from hos first album, "Wicked Man," this time featuring reggae legend Michael Palmer. "This song draws inspiration from standing up and fighting against negative. Too many times people get stepped on and they need to rise up and conquer. With a roots foundation and melodic tones, this song will put you in meditation and a feeling of spiritual uplifting energy. I remember writing this tune in my bedroom at my parents’ house and feeling how the bass and drums dropped in such an impactful way. The roots pocket of the riddim was transcending and gave me a great feeling of thankfulness and solidarity."

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