Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
Ishmael "The Peacemaker" Sealy: Drums, Vocals | Arturo Salido: Keyboards | Mason Boogie: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Jamie Thibodeau: Percussion | Dandelion: Vocals | Japheth Ketcham: Guitar (electric) | Mike Lockrem: Bass guitar
Sound description: Reggae jam band.
RIYL: Spearhead, B-Side Players, Phish, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
- Blurt · April 30, 2008
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- Website · Aug. 3, 2007
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Current Status: Recently completed touring Amsterdam, Holland, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, and Hawaii. The album <em>Family Strong</em> was released in 2007.
Influences: Spearhead, Bob Marley, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Phish, the Grateful Dead, Sade, Tupac, Dire Straights, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Barrington Levy, the Skatalites, Wailing Souls, the Abyssinians, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Fishbone, Steve Kimock Band, Ras Michael
Vegitation is San Diego’s solution to keeping reggae fresh and green. They produce original reggae songs instead of rehashing those Marley tunes that most reggae acts perform at local bars and clubs. Vegitation played for the evacuees at Qualcomm Stadium in October 2007, the Ranchita Rocks Music Festival near Borrego Springs in September '07, and the environmentally conscious Sustainability Day at SDSU, also in September '07. They are regulars at Winstons and PB Bar and Grille.
- Family Strong