New York reggae band skanks to a unique beat

New York reggae band skanks to a unique beat

John Brown’s Body is the greatest reggae band you’ve never heard of. No, they aren’t Rastafarians. Jamaica isn’t home — upstate New York is. And most of the eight band members are white guys you’d never expect to see at a reggae show, let alone performing on stage.

But if you close your eyes and listen to the riddims they’ve released over the past decade, it’s easy to forget those little details and just skank along. And unlike most Jawaiian offerings here, all of John Brown’s Body’s music is original material.

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