As if Tribal Seeds wasn’t already stacked with a cast of very talented musicians, they have recently gone and added another multi-talented artist to the roster. The San Diego based group announced that Ryan Gonzales AKA Gonzo will be joining the band and playing lead guitar during their summer tours.
In case you aren’t familiar with Gonzo’s HIGH level of talent, he is formerly of Fortunate Youth and most recently joined up with Beyond I Sight in late 2012. His sweet melodic vocals and smooth guitar style can be contributed to the success of both bands.
Gonzo also ventured off on his own and in late December 2012, he dropped his first solo album, “Rocksteady.” The album was recorded and produced at Imperial Sound Recording Studios located in San Diego, California. E.N Young, owner of the recording studio, was the mastermind behind the album and is featured on the track titled, “Mentality.’ He is also relatively new to the Tribal Seeds family, joining the band late last year as their keyboardist while adding his mastered skill on the melodica.
This summer is filled with tons of shows for Tribal Seeds. They will be joining Slightly Stoopid and Atmosphere on the Kickin’ Up Dust Tour and they also have show dates with Josh Heinrichs and his band.
One show to really look out for is the Utah Reggae Festival on July 13th. The festival will showcase plenty of great artists. However, keep an eye out for a special collaboration between Tribal Seeds and Fortunate Youth. The two bands already have a great history dating back to their 2011 Tribal Youth Tour and further. This reunion should make for a great show and hopefully Gonzo will perform a few songs with Fortunate Youth as he did at the 2013 California Roots Festival!
It has not yet been confirmed where Gonzo will take his talents after the tour-filled summer. Perhaps he will remain with Tribal Seeds and make their collaboration permanent. There is also a possibility that he will return with Beyond I Sight. He is certainly talented enough to do his thing as an independent artist if he chooses to do so.
In any case, make sure to check back with The Pier, as we will be following up with all talents mentioned above as well as keeping you updated with all other news in the reggae community!
To buy Gonzo’s first solo album, “Rocksteady,” click HERE!
Tribal Seeds Summer Tour Dates (updated):?
July 10th @ Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Albuquerque, NM?*
July 11th @ Mesa Amphitheatre. Mesa, AZ?*
July 12th @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Irvine, CA *
July 13th @ Utah Reggae Festival. Salt Lake City, UT (With Dirty Heads, Daniel Bambaata Marley, Fortunate Youth & more.)
July 14th @ Santa Barbara Bowl. Santa Barbara, CA?*
July 17th @ LVCS. Las Vegas, NV
July 18th @ Montbleu Outdoor Arena. Stateline, NV *
July 19th @ Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley, CA?*
July 20th @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Chula Vista, CA?*
July 24th @ The Slowdown. Omaha, NE **
July 25th @ The Firebird. St. Louis, MO?**
July 26th @ The Altar Bar. Pittsburgh, PA?**
July 27th @ Gathering of the Vibes Festival. Bridgeport, CT?
July 28th @ The Asylum. Portland, ME **
July 31st @ Seacrets. Ocean City, MD?**
August 1st @ Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant. Nags Head, NC?**
August 2nd @ Jewish Mother. Virginia Beach, VA **
August 3rd @ Revolution. Amityville, NY?**
August 4th @ The Beachcomber. Wellfleet, MA?**
August 7th @ Fete. Providence, RI **
August 8th @ Bank of America Pavillion. Boston, MA?*
August 9th @ Stone Pony Summer Stage. Asbury Park, NJ?*
August 10th @ Festival Pier. Philadelphia, PA*
August 11th @ Pier Six Pavilion. Baltimore, MD?*
August 14th @ Pocahontas State Park. Richmond, VA *
August 15th @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach. North Myrtle Beach, SC *
August 16th @ Red Hat Amphitheater. Raleigh, NC *
August 17th @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre. Charlotte, NC?*
August 18th @ New Brookland. West Columbia, SC
August 21st @ The Tabernacle. Atlanta, GA *
August 22nd @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre. St. Augustine, FL *
August 23rd @ Cocoa Riverfront Park. Cocoa, FL *
August 24th @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater. Boca Raton, FL?*
August 25th @ Jannus Live. St. Petersburg, FL **
August 28th @ House of Blues. Houston, TX?**
August 29th @ Antone’s. Austin, TX **
August 30th @ Tricky Falls. El Paso, TX **
August 31st @ San Felipe Hollywood Casino. Algodones, NM
Listen: Gonzo – “Mentality” ft. E.N Young