Yesterday I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and I came across pictures from some friends that showed their tour bus up in flames!
I used to have a weekly reggae podcast when I interned for NORML called The Irie Island Hour, which gave me an amazing opportunity to meet some great musicians, many of which are even better people.
I first heard of a band called Through The Roots when they were touring with The Green through Portland in 2011. They have since continued to tour with some of the biggest names in the game, including Rebelution, Iration, Pepper, Tribal Seeds and many more.
TTR is currently on the “Chocolates and Roses Tour” with The Green, and were on their way to their next gig when their bus engine caught on fire. Everyone was able to make it out and to safety, but all of their personal belongings, including backpacks with laptops, cell phones, clothes, wallets, etc were lost.
Friends and fans have put together a GoFundMe page to help the boys recover from this unfortunate situation. Anything you can chip in will go a long way to helping the TTR continue to travel the country spreading good vibes and great music.
The boys of Through The Roots have always been supporters of the marijuana movement, so I hope we can show them some love by donating to their page. You can get there by clicking this link: http://www.gofundme.com/nla9oo
For those of you who may not be familiar with Through The Roots, you should definitely check out their music.
They most recently put out a single with Eric Rachmany of Rebelution called “Bear With Me”. Here is the video:
If you happen to be in the Southeast, here are their next few shows:
March 3rd: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea
March 4th: Tallahassee, FL – Pug’s Live
March 5th: Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
March 7th: New Orleans – House of Blues
March 8th: Houston, TX – The Studio at Warehouse Live
March 10th: San Antonio, TX – 210 Kapone’s
March 11th: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill