If you have spent any time at all on the Denver music scene, Judge Roughneck needs no introduction. Their blend of ska & reggae pays tribute to both the early ‘80’s British 2-Tone movement and the original jazz-laced ska of Jamaica, infused with soul, has been electrifying audiences since 1995.
They have headlined every venue you know plus they’ve opened for almost every ska and reggae legend who has passed through town including UB40, Burning Spear, Rebelution, General Public, The Skatalites, The Specials, The English Beat, Fishbone, Damian Marley, Steel Pulse, and The Wailers. They have appeared at the prestigious Reggae on the Rocks Festival at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater 20 times.
CHANMAN ROOTS BAND
“Have you taken in a set by local reggae ensemble the Chanman Roots Band yet? Chanman’s heart is deeply rooted in reggae, and he’s put together a fine group of musicians to represent a repertoire of old school reggae you’ve grown to love, as well as some contemporary dub by the likes of Michael Franti.”