Tribal Seeds New Lineup & Tour

Tribal Seeds New Lineup & Tour

San Diego, California’s roots-rock-reggae band Tribal Seeds has switched up their official member lineup. The band, active since 2005, was formed by two brothers, Steven Rene and Tony-Ray Jacobo, but has seen various members come and go over the years, but the heart and soul of Tribal Seeds still remains.

Tribal Seeds’ most recently consisted of Steven Rene Jacobo as the lead singer and guitarist, Tony-Ray Jacobo on keyboards, Tony Navarro on guitar, Victor Navarro on bass, Carlos Verdugo on drums and Joe Rodriguez playing keyboards and percussion.

Now, Tony Navarro or “Dready” as he goes by, is no longer with the band. His guitar and bass talent was exemplified on the song “Vampire” from their third album The Harvest. Also from the third album Navarro contributes some Spanish vocals for the song “Libertad”.

In Tony’s place now is the former keyboardist/percussionist Joe Rodriguez, demonstrating the versatility of the band’s talent. This switch then leaves an open keyboard and back-up vocalist space. Who better to fill the gap than long-time friend E.N Young? Formerly a solo artist and producer known for his conscious lyrics and ability playing the melodica, Young also produced Tribal Seeds’ latest EP, Soundwaves at his own Imperial Sound Recording Studio in Imperial Beach, CA.

Recently, E.N Young spoke to The Pier about the lineup change stating, “When [Tribal Seeds] first came to me about joining the band, they said, ‘We still want you to produce albums. We still want you to push your own songs, your own vibe, your own energy’. They were 100% supporting me from the very beginning. This family energy and positive unity that we have together is absolutely powerful. I am just super blessed to be a part of everything Tribal Seeds is doing.”

In response to a tweet from a fan that asked “Are you now a permanent member of Tribal Seeds?” Young proudly stated, “Yup”. There is no further word as to why the switches occurred, but the fans have had positive expectations for the new crew. Thus far, Tribal Seeds Winter West Coast Tour had Sold Out show dates all throughout Colorado, Utah, Oregon and their home state of California. With lineup change taking place, the fans have still been entertained at each venue, no matter who is playing which instrument. With Tribal Seeds, the mentality revolves around two qualities: love and family!

Read more on Tribal Seeds plans for a new album in 2013, with their up-to-date lineup, inside our 2013 Most Anticipated Albums article. Be sure to catch them on tour as they’ll be sharing the road with Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hill!

Tribal Seeds 2013 Tour Dates
Feb 02 @ The Waterfront at Aloha Tower. Honolulu, HI
Feb 22 @ Penascal San Bartolo (Reggae & Surf Festival). Lima, Peru
Mar 06 @ Liberty Hall. Lawrence, KS
Mar 07 @ The Rave. Milwaukee, WI **
Mar 08 @ First Venue. Minneapolis, MN **
Mar 09 @ Congress Theater. Chicago, IL **
Mar 10 @ St. Andrew’s Hall. Detroit, MI **
Mar 13 @ Madison Theater. Covington, KY **
Mar 14 @ House of Blues. Cleveland, OH **
Mar 15 @ Stage AE. Pittsburgh, PA **
Mar 16 @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. Columbus, OH **
Mar 17 @ Orbit Room. Grand Rapids, MI **
Mar 20 @ Brighton Music Hall. Boston, MA
Mar 21 @ The Klein. Bridgeport, CT **
Mar 22 @ Hammerstein Ballroom. New York, NY **
Mar 23 @ The NorVa. Norfolk, VA **
Mar 24 @ The NorVa. Norfolk, VA **
Mar 27 @ Lincoln Theatre. Raleigh, NC
Mar 28 @ Music Farm. Charleston, SC
Mar 29 @ Freebird Live. Jacksonville, FL
Mar 30 @ The Beacham. Orlando, Fl
Mar 31 @ Masquerade. Atlanta, GA
Apr 03 @ Vinyl Music Hall. Pensacola, FL
Apr 04 @ Luna Live. Lake Charles, LA
Apr 05 @ House of Rock. Corpus Christi, TX
Apr 06 @ Jacks Bar. San Antonio, TX
Apr 09 @ George’s Majestic Lounge. Fayetteville, AR **
Apr 10 @ Diamond Ballroom. Oklahoma City, OK **
Apr 11 @ Stubb’s Bar-BQ. Austin, TX **
Apr 12 @ House of Blues. Houston, TX **
Apr 13 @ The Palladium Ballroom. Dallas, TX **
Apr 16 @ WorkPlay Soundstage. Birmingham, AL **
Apr 17 @ Buster’s. Lexington, KY **
Apr 20 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Morrison, CO ***
Apr 24 @ The Lyric. Oxford, MS **
Apr 25 @ House of Blues. New Orleans, LA **
Apr 26 @ Georgia Theatre. Athens, GA **
Apr 27 @ Marathon Music Works. Nashville, TN **
Apr 30 @ Ziggy’s Rock House. Winston Salem, NC **
May 01 @ Greenfield Amphitheatre. Wilmington, NC **
May 03 @ Jannus Live. St. Petersburg, FL

** W/ Slightly Stoopid
*** W/ Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hill

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Article By: Erin Walsh
Photo By: Lorena Young

Watch: Tribal Seeds w/ E. N Young – “Creator” Live @ Club Nokia