The Green made a stop at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall with Sammy J this past week as they continue the “Marching Orders” tour throughout the US with dates in New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, Texas and California, to name a few. As of this post, dates in Sacramento and Oakland are already listing as “Sold Out.” The crowd in Chicago was tremendously receptive as the six man group entertained with songs from their inception until now. Their set included many of their biggest hits as well as their cover of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” (also found on their new album Marching Orders).
Formed in O’ahu, Hawaii, in 2009, The Green has received great acceptance and recognition in their native Hawaii and the mainland. The band was awarded iTune’s Best Reggae Album for their 2010 self-titled debut, three Na Hoku Hanohano awards (Hawaii’s premiere music awards, equivalent to the Grammy’s) and two #1 Billboard Reggae chart debuts and a Billboard Top 200.
“The Green’s powerful sonic identity fuses late 1970s-era dub-heavy roots reggae (reminiscent of English bands like Aswad and Steel Pulse) with strands of contemporary rock/pop/R&B and sporadic indigenous Hawaiian musical and lyrical references. That appealing synthesis has catapulted The Green to the forefront of Hawaii’s thriving reggae scene.” – Billboard
To connect, listen and share, you can find The Green’s latest release “Marching Orders” and past albums on iTunes or, better yet, on their shop where you will also find t-shirts, cd’s and limited edition green colored vinyl. Who doesn’t ♥ vinyl?!?!
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Sammy Johnson is an Australian-native, New Zealand raised transplant to Los Angeles, California combines soul, jazz and island reggae to communicate his life experiences into a unique sound. He has chart topping singles that have appeared on local and reggae charts, Billboard Top 40 reggae charts and iTunes Top 20. Sammy Johnson’s vocals are an emotional trip. Watching him sing was a treat. There is feeling and power behind every word while he is on stage.
Sammy Johnson’s new EP “Sleepwalker” release on iTunes January 27, 2018 along with his last release “Lion Roar’.
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