On May 6th, 77 Jefferson has a new album dropping via GanJah Records and will feature guest appearances by members of Fortunate Youth, High Tide & Cease Fiyah. As a treat, we have a brand new song available from the album for FREE download, this week only…
As is the case with most MP3 Leaks, we love to hear the artists perspective on the song, along with the background on the track to fully understand and grasp the meaning of the song. Here’s what 77 Jefferson had to say in regards to the song “Cool It Down”. Enjoy the background while you listen to the new songs…
“Cool it Down” is the first track on Truth & Love, and was the last song in the writing process. We wanted to start the album off with a bang, introducing our new 2nd vocalist, Justin Howard. Lyrically this song portrays a hard truth in love and relationships and its many ups and downs, which you will find is a constant theme throughout the album.”
77 Jefferson Bio/Background:
Joel Castillo, Miles Brown, Justin Howard, Kyle Crouse, and Richard Faught are Kansas City’s 77 Jefferson. They have molded a truly original style of reggae with lyrics about love, family, and humanity that people all over seem to be responding to. While writing, recording and promoting all of their own music, they have been touring for the last 5 years playing nearly 1,000 shows. They have played many national and local festivals and have had the privilege to share the stage with artists such as Toots and the Maytals, Lee “Scratch” Perry, SOJA, Passafire, J Boog, Luciano, Tribal Seeds, Sugar Minott, Junior Reed, The Meditations, Morgan Heritage, Fortunate Youth, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Anuhea, Josh Fischell, Josh Heinrichs, Jah Roots, Cas Haley, and many more.
77 Jefferson has a new album that comes out May 6th titled Truth & Love with guest appearances by Fortunate Youth singer Dan Kelly, Eddie Blunt of High Tide, and Ikena Dupont of Cease Fiyah. Drummer and production specialist Miles Brown has produced all four of 77’s albums.
Subsequent to the release of Truth & Love,, 77 Jefferson will also hit the road for their first tour of the west coast. The GanJah records crew including Josh Heinrichs, SkillinJah, and Lance Sitton will also be on the bill. Seventy-seven will take a few offshoots from the tour and perform separately on select dates in California.
GanJah Summer Tour 2012:
May 20th @ The Outland. Springfield, MO (J. Heinrichs B/day Bash!)
May 21st @ The Celtic Fox. Topeka, KS
May 22nd @ Lodos Bar & Grill. Denver, CO (MoBoogie Session)
May 23rd @ Green Light Tavern. Pueblo, CO
May 24th @ The Woodshed. Salt Lake City, UT
May 25th @ Rockit Room. San Francisco, CA
May 27th @ Cali-Roots Festival After Party. Monterey, CA
May 29th @ The Shore. Hermosa Beach, CA
May 31st @ The Gaslamp. Long Beach, CA
June 1st @ Winstons. San Diego, CA
June 2nd @ Reggae In The Hills Festival. Angels Camp, CA
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Article By: Mike Patti
GanJah Records Presents: 77 Jefferson “Truth & Love” album preview video (Available May 6th)