Jus Goodie
Jus Goodie Justin Goodman {Jus Goodie} is a multitalented artist and producer, combining the elements of vintage Reggae, Motown soul music and classic R&B. His material is rooted in the spiritual message of liberation, a crucial component of the vibrant reggae scene worldwide.

Jus Goodie grew up in a Jewish household surrounded by Hebrew music. This, along with a life-changing trip to Jamaica at the age of 14, helped to evolve Jus Goodie’s original reggae style.

Born 1979 in Chicago, IL and raised in Detroit, MI, Jus Goodie learned early on about the rhythms of contemporary urban music and culture and soon found himself comfortable on stage. Jus Goodie grew up in a musical home. His mother, a classically trained pianist and singer, encouraged him to play and sing at a very young age. At seven years of age, he received his first electric guitar—he is now a very proficient lead and rhythm guitarist in his own right.

His CD release “Freedom Song,” recorded at Zionway Studios in Boulder, Colorado, Nix Nax studio in Oracabessa, Jamaica and School House studio in Rollinsville, Colorado, is fast approaching a second pressing. Strong rhythms and a sweet, silky vocal style make this collection of songs on the Boulder, Colorado-based Zionway Recordings label one of America’s finest debut sets. Goodie’s diverse talents are featured through out this 13-song CD. From the bouncy, uplifting 1st track Do Good, to the anthem sing-jay style title-track Freedom Song, Jus Goodie joins the ranks of classic reggae singers such as Beres Hammond and Dennis Brown.

As lead singer of Jah Family Band, Jus Goodie has toured extensively in the western U.S. as a headline act. As support act he has shared the stage with the likes of Luciano, Gregory Isaccs, Morgan Heritage, Anthony B, The Meditations Yami Bolo, Everton Blender, Eek-A-Mouse, Sizzla, Capleton, Culture, Damian Marley, Burning Spear and Hasidic reggae star Matisyahu, who invited Goodie to sing with him at the 2005 Reggae On The Rocks.

Jus Goodie recently completed the 2006 West Coast and Rocky Mountain’s tour with Abijah, Tom O’Brien and Dubstation, playing twenty-cities including four dates in Hawaii.

In the fall of 2005, Jus Goodie had the privilege to be part of the Sugar Minott tour of the Western U.S, Hawaii and Western Canada. Goodie is often co-billed on tour with label-mate Rocker T, and was recently a feature-performer at Sugar Minott’s Reggae In The Hills in Clarendon, Jamaica. Goodie performed at the Soul Rebel Festival and the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival with Rocker T, and will be one of the featured artists at the 1st annual Poudre River Reggae Festival in Northern Colorado.

When not on tour or in Boulder Colorado, Jus Goodie can be found in Oracabessa, Jamaica, where he records and produces for Nix Nax studio with childhood friend Benji “King Jazzy.” Jus Goodie also plays alongside a local youth band in St Mary’s, Jamaica and teaches music at the Oracabessa Secondary school and Nix Nax Primary school.

As fresh as the Caribbean breeze and as clear as sunlight on the Rocky Mountains, Jus Goodie’s music will take you there.” With production concepts and performance skills that hypnotize, strength of melody, diverse sounds and a silky smooth voice, Jus Goodie is an artist of highest potential. Contact Zionway Recordings at 720-300-4264,rasbenji@comcast.net for booking and on, or visit www.zionway.net.