Nashville-based 6-piece Roots of a Rebellion recently launched a PledgeMusic campaign to support their next studio album. ROAR have once again teamed up with producer Craig Welsch (John Brown’s Body, The Avett Brothers, State Radio) to bring their 3rd full-length album to life. This spring, the band also plans to drop a live album from their performance last summer at legendary Nashville venue Exit/In.
Roots of a Rebellion have crafted over a dozen unique packages and experiences to reward fans interested in supporting their upcoming project. Just a few weeks since the campaign launched, the band has already reached 25% of their goal. According to lead singer Austin Smith, the band has roughly 30 songs written, and they’re ready to record the best of the bunch with Craig Welsch at Rear Window Studio in Brookline, MA.
The live album, expected out in the coming months, is also coupled with a high-quality video of the performance. Many of the PledgeMusic packages will include the audio and video for the upcoming live album, and upon release ROAR plans to put the album on digital platforms such as Spotify and YouTube as well.
Roots of a Rebellion are looking to jump off the success of their 2016 album A Brother’s Instinct, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. Since first forming out of Nashville’s esteemed Belmont University, ROAR have gone on to play alongside top acts such as 311, Rebelution, and Slightly Stoopid, as well as at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Hangout Festival. ROAR consists of Austin Smith (guitar/lead vocals), Marco Martinez (lead guitar/harmonica), Jeremyck Smith (keys/vocals), Justin Smith (trumpet), Adam Quellhorst (bass/vocals), and Troy Wiggins (drums).
Speaking on their big plans for 2018, Austin Smith says, “We’ve got some great music planned for this year that we’re excited about. Fans may recognize a couple songs from our recent shows, but most of the songs have never been heard outside of the band!”
Check out the link posted below if you’d like to learn more about Roots of a Rebellion’s PledgeMusic campaign in support of their forthcoming studio album. You can also catch the boys on the road as they bring their Nashville-branded reggae around the US this winter and spring.
Watch: New Album + Pledge Music Campaign!
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