These days, the stoned ski towns of Colorado just might be more receptive venues for reggae rhythms than the genre’s ancestral shores of Jamaica. A case in point is Fort Collins’ own dub purveyors, DubSkin, who stay true to reggae’s roots, selling out strings of shows in places like Crested Butte, Breckenridge and Winter Park with their Rastafarian-inspired message.
“People go to ski towns, and they party, and they live their lives to have fun and snowboard,” says drummer Cory Eberhard, who left the popular electronic act Pretty Lights last year, preferring the group feel of his reggae band. “It’s a change of pace. I like playing with a bunch of different musicians as opposed to playing with one other guy and a computer.”