Hard Roots Rock Reggae & Dub--this is the unique blend of music that is Natty Nation.
2012 marks their 17th anniversary of keeping the positive messages of their unique indigenous Wisconsin reggae beats throbbing through the heartland. Their messages of peace, love, community, & spreading positive vibrations have been ringing out since Natty's inception.
Natty has backed up reggae legends Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Chaka Demus & Pliers, and shared the stage with Ziggy, Damian, & Stephen Marley, Sister Carol, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Wailing Souls, Culture with Joseph Hill, Beenie Man, & countless others.
JAH Boogie and his backing band's tight but fluid, rootsy but funky, beautiful but gritty, righteous but real vibration is clear to anyone listening to their music, either at a show or on their stereo.
It's almost impossible not to dance at a Natty live performance. Every Natty Nation concert is a different experience. Their energy is infections & their dubtastic jams are complex, yet their message is simple--spread the positive vibration.
Naia's music is a personal/political soul-trip, as grounded and articulate as it is emotive, ever powered by the guitar and voice of this blossoming young visionary. "Crazy Glue" a jazzy soulful pop track shows off her unique vocal tone and her feel for flowing rhythms. Her songs would fit right alongside a radio playlist of Adele's "Chasing Pavements," Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" and John Legend's "Ordinary People." She inspires with her words and brings the listener on an emotional journey. Listening to Naia or seeing her live you experience how her voice flows with a lyrical maturity and precision that conjures images of the great Lauryn Hill, Norah Jones, John Legend, Adele, or even soul diva Erykah Badu leaving the observer wide-eyed and ready for action.
High Noon Saloon (View)
701 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|