Groundation: Album & Tour

Modern Reggae Sensation Groundation
Release New Album Here I AM and Announce Fall Tour

Here I Am, released August 18, is the sixth full-length studio release from California-based international fusion music pioneers Groundation. The band will take to the road this fall in support of the release. Here I Am was recorded last year following a period of extensive touring that took Groundation not only to locales as far-flung as Israel, Morocco, Europe and South America but, for the first time, east of the Rockies. Now, the band that has long been considered a sensation in other countries and torchbearer of modern reggae is poised to make a major splash in their motherland.

Here I Am picks up where previous Groundation albums have left off, in a collective and linear story that seeks to interpret these truly historic times that we're currently living in. On full display is Groundation's signature style of crystallizing the ongoing worldwide struggle for consciousness into an amalgam of drum and bass heavy roots reggae, swirling horns and jazz/funk fusion. Among the many voices this album features are Groundation singers Kim Pommell and Stephanie Wallace, reggae legends The Congos and Pablo Moses and, of course, enigmatic Groundation front man Harrison Stafford. Here I Am is just what it sounds like: a declaration of presence and a commitment to action.

Groundation Tour Dates:
08/29/09 Sat Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA
09/02/09 Wed Flamingo Cantina Austin, TX
09/04/09 Fri One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
09/05/09 Sat Lafayette Reggae & Cultural Festival Lafayette , LA
09/08/09 Tue The Plaza Theatre Orlando, FL
09/09/09 Wed Pulp Live Fort Lauderdale, FL
09/10/09 Thu Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
09/11/09 Fri The Pour House Charleston, SC
09/12/09 Sat New Earth Music Hall Athens, GA
09/13/09 Sun Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
09/16/09 Wed Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, VA
09/17/09 Thu The State Theatre Falls Church, VA
09/18/09 Fri B.B. King Blues Club New York, NY
09/19/09 Sat Harpers Ferry Allston, MA
09/20/09 Sun Higher Ground Burlington, VT
09/22/09 Tue Toad's Place New Haven, CT
09/26/09 Sat Kinetic Playground Chicago, IL
09/27/09 Sun The Miramar Theatre Milwaukee, WI
09/28/09 Mon Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
10/01/09 Thu Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
10/02/09 Fri Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
10/03/09 Sat Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO
10/04/09 Sun KTAOS Solar Center Taos, NM
10/06/09 Tue Green Room Flagstaff, AZ
10/07/09 Wed briXton Redondo Beach, CA
10/08/09 Thu Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
10/09/09 Fri Key Club West Hollywood, CA
10/10/09 Sat Downtown Brewing Co San Luis Obispo, CA

[Published on: 8/21/09]

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