As the tectonic landscape of Northwest Reggae shifted in 2013, Stay Grounded rose from the depths, born from, and rooted to the indigenous music of the worlds people. A true cross-pollenation of the purest forms of Hawaiian, African, Afro-cuban, Jazz an...
As the tectonic landscape of Northwest Reggae shifted in 2013, Stay Grounded rose from the depths, born from, and rooted to the indigenous music of the worlds people. A true cross-pollenation of the purest forms of Hawaiian, African, Afro-cuban, Jazz and R&B is evident in a powerhouse collection of originals that rumble the foundation while honoring tradition. Members of SG have studied traditional Ukelele and Hawaiian harmonies, the sacred arts of both the conga and the djembe, classical percussion, jazz saxaphone and choral and r&b vocals. Passions and influences range as wide and deep as the ocean, from Bob Marley to Bootsy Collins, from Michael Brecker to Marvin Gaye.
Members of this group have shared stages and toured with luminaries such as Natural Vibrations, Slightly Stoopid, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wyclef Jean, Steel Pulse, Third World, 311 and more! Collectively, Stay Grounded has shared bills and forged relationships with The Green, Anuhea,, Common Kings, Katchafire and more! Stay Grounded's sound has been compared to Common Kings, Natural Vibrations, The Green, Figi and Katchafire, yet they strive to stay original, and place an emphasis on proprietary music at their high-energy live shows.
Stay Grounded is scheduled to release their long anticipated self-titled debut in Spring of 2015, recorded and mixed at Pacific Studios in Tacoma, WA. It sounds at once old and new, it honors doctrine and deviance, it feels sweet and sultry. Take a powerhouse rhythm section that's funky, soulful and tribal, with crucial Hawaiian and R&B harmonies, melt it to magma and put it under pressure at the base of a Polynesian volcano. The result is guaranteed.