HigherGround Music
John Brown's Body

John Brown's Body

Annie in The Water

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Showcase Lounge

South Burlington, VT

$14 advance | $16 day of show

This event is all ages

John Brown's Body
John Brown's Body
Together for two decades and hailed as Future roots, reggae, and dub with an intricately balanced weaving of vocals, percussion, keyboard, bass, guitar, and stunning 3-piece horn section that ties it all together (WRUV), John Brown’s Body (JBB) is building a legacy that has inspired and carved a path for the now thriving contemporary American reggae scene(Rudeboy Reggae). Formed in Ithaca, New York, in the mid 1990s, at a time when there wasn’t yet a far-reaching U.S. reggae scene, JBB was one of a small handful of U.S. reggae bands that began touring nationally. Since then, JBB has played an important role in helping define distinctly American reggae. JBB’s music is steeped in traditional vibes, but unapologetically incorporates elements from other genres. While most American reggae bands tackled typical reggae themes (such as religion and marijuana), JBB acted more like an indie band, writing songs that used the vocabulary of reggae to express their own experiences. Their unique approach resonated with the masses. The group’s 2008 full-length record, Amplify, hit #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, 2012’s JBB In Dub EP reached #1 on iTunes’ Reggae Chart, and in 2013Kings And Queens topped both Billboard and iTunes Reggae Charts at #1. Today, JBB’s signature style has become the norm for U.S. reggae bands - and many in the genre admittedly point to John Brown’s Body as a key influence.Their eleventh studio release, Fireflies, comes out September 9th on Easy Star Records.
Annie in The Water
Annie in the Water’s music is a groovy combination of Reggae, Funk, Rock, Blues and Jamstyle written with a conscious dose of positive vibes, unique melodies and intelligent lyrics. With the ability to fill an entire night with original music and also render well-known covers into a signature style, fans share extraordinary experiences that can’t be seen anywhere else.

After 9 years performing 600+ shows in over 13 states, the original duo of founding members Brad Hester and Michael Lashomb also lead a full band that will shock your soul into euphoria. Full band line-up includes featured members Joshua West (formerly of Lucid) on drums/percussion, Dillon Goodfriend (Fox Richardson) on keys/backing and Lucas Singleton on Bass. Occasionally the lineup may feature percussionist Bill Bentz and various woodwind or brass members.

The group creates a blend of music and entertainment that is inspired by the audience and the moment; the fan-base grows with every single performance in large part due to the indisputable fact that Annie in the Water will make people dance and feel happier no matter their age. Annie in the Water guarantees to deliver a great performance and intends to create unique experiences in as many locations as possible. While they also plan to continually expand their musical consciousness, this feels like only the beginning…
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/