Rising Lion is a roots reggae, urban and dub artist based in New York and Florida. His newest album "American Dread" was released in 2008 and is available digitally online, and at fine record stores and distributors worldwide. Rising Lion will be on the road across the U S for the 2009 - 2010 fall / winter touring season.
With an unbelievable mix of roots and dancehall reggae, R&B, Rock, Blues and Hip-Hop in his sound, Rising Lion has developed a reputation for bringing good vibes to every show he plays with his conscious lyrics and soul stirring music. Rising Lion is a part the Lion Productions, Ruff Stuff Records / RPH Productions family.
Rising Lion's new album " American Dread " is available @ I-Tunes, cdbaby, in stores and various online sites. With songs like, " American Dread ", " Herbalist" ," Survival ", " Push on Natty Dread ", " Letting You Back In" , " Could You Be " , " Tomorrow " ," I See The Light " and " My Life ", this album is a testament to the experiences and growth of the artist over the past 3 years. As always the Lion is committed to diversity in his music and Jah message of Love, Peace, Hope , and Equal Rights For All Man Kind thus, this album will serve up reggae in various musical styles, accompanied by the Lion's fiery blues guitar in the vein of New Day (1998 Ruff Stuff Records) and Don't Lose Yourself (2001 RPH Productions).
Rising Lion has 3 full length albums available in fine record stores and on-line with distribution by Navarre Corporation and CD Baby, the highly acclaimed New Day -(1998/Ruff Stuff Records) and the sophomore release Don't Lose Yourself -(2001/RPH/Ruff Stuff Records), American Dread - (2008/Lion Productions)as well as songs on a host of compilation albums Reggae Platinum -(1998/Will Power Records) , R.A.W. 2000 –(2000/RPH productions/Reggae Ambassadors Worldwid e), History of Hemp Music bonus CD with Sex, Drugs & Democracy DVD (RPH Productions/Ruff Stuff Records) and
Ruff Stuff Dub Vol. I –(2002/RPH Productions ) with such artists as Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, George Clinton, Gov't Mule, Fats Waller, Lead Belly , Glenn Washington, Frankie Paul , Yami Bolo and many others, One Thing Movie Sound Track - (2007 /Indelible Pictures),
Dennis Brown 50 th . Birthday Anniversary Tribute CD and DVD Compilation -(2008 Tronic 1 Records)
Rising Lion has been touring the US and abroad for 16 years. The Lion has performed and proven to be a favorite at various festivals and concert series over the years: The Legends of Rasta Reggae tour, The New England Reggae Fest, The Annual Bob Marley Reggae Festival, Mountain Town Stages Concert Series, Golden Gate Park Reggae Festival, and various Live After Five Concert Series around the US to name a few.
R L has also been featured in such magazines and periodicals as The Beat , Reggae Report , Chicago Sun-Times, Orlando Weekly, Vail Daily and MK19 , and has performed on shows and festivals with the likes of Santana , Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, The Wailers, Lauren Hill , Yellowman, Toots and the Maytals, Michael Rose, Apple Gabriel, Junior Reid, The Wailing Souls, Burning Spear , The I-Tals, The Meditations ,The Mighty Diamonds, Buster Poindexter, Robin S., Selector, Inner Circle and many more.
Rising Lion music has been on the play lists of numerous college and commercial radio stations in the U.S . and abroad including England , France , Germany , Russia , Guam , Argentina , and the Philippines .
More info, a hard copy of the bio, video footage ,and tour dates are available at risinglion.com , myspace.com , and youtube.com also use search words Rising Lion at Yahoo.com or MSN.com and links will come up for sites selling the CDs, latest events that Rising Lion has performed at, reviews and latest newspaper & magazine articles. For sites selling Rising Lion's music, downloads and ringtones go to i-tunes.com , cdbaby.com , , Wal-Mart.com , bestbuy.com ,target.com , allmusic.com , cduniverse.com, shop.com , Yahoo.com , artistdirect.com , rhapsody - real.com , emusic.com , groupietunes.com.