BIG STIKY MUSIC FESTIVAL…DEDICATED TO THE MEDICATED!
STIKY FESTIVAL - Sunday April 22 – Redway, CA
Line Up Included:
MYSTIC ROOTS/ WITH THE CALIFORNIA KIDD
JUNIOR TOOTS AND FYAH SQUAD BAND
ACTIV808 (RADIO ACTIVE+808 BAND)
SKUNK FUNK SOUND SYSTEM
with a special blessing from TREVOR LYON
hosted by JRAS OF SOULIFTED
There was something for all ages at the BIG STIKY FESTIVAL this past Sunday, as the festival children were playing with their hula-hoops to the music, people were dancing all around, and everyone was really friendly. The venue provided a nicely open outside area for vendors, and the kitchen was open for business serving healthy & delicious Ital dishes – Irie Vibes all the way around!
When I Listened to the Mystic Roots Band (MRB), I became immediately drawn to their stylish roots sound — with a touch of pop added. MRB’s lead vocalist & keyboardist Coot, has a way with the crowd to make you wanna get funky and dance. No wonder MRB is #1 on everyone’s list to party with!
Junior Toots & Fyah Squad Band provided another fascinating performance with their roots sound, upbeat positive lyrics, and energetic stage presence — just can’t say enough great things about them. Along side Junior was Sol-Atash. The beautiful young lady sang in her native language Farsi, and “Seek the Truth” was one of my personal favorites.
My Favorite band of the night was Skunk The Funk Sound System. The 4 talented young men had me rushing out of the green room to see them on stage, and listen to their funky bass lines and poly-rhythm drums beats. They had me engaged from the start — definitely a band to keep watch on!!!
The headline act Prezident Brown graced the stage with his energetic singing, and his tunes were indeed captivating, along with crafty and tasteful lyrics. His lyrics are well known for concentrating on “cultural themes,” and he proved to the audience why he’s such a force in “Roots Reggae” music.
Want to give thanks to JRAS Of Soulifted for his superior MC’ing for the night. And Trevor Lyon with his heart-felt blessings to unity.
And special thanks to Bryon Stiky-Tips for having Irie Vibe Promotions at the show!
Every band there was really great, but these were my favorites of the night.