John Brown's Body (band)

John Brown's Body (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = John Brown's Body


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Origin = Ithaca New York and Boston, Massachusetts, (U.S.)
Genre = Reggae, dub, indie
Years_active = 1995–present
Label = Easy Star Records, I-Town Records
Associated_acts = 10 Foot Ganja Plant, Guvna Dub
URL = http://www.johnbrownsbody.com
Current_members = Elliot Martin , Tommy Benedetti, Mike Keenan, Scott Flynn, Mathew Goodwin, Alex Toth, Nate Edgar, Annakalmia Traver
Past_members = Kevin Kinsella, Dan Delacruz, Chris Welter, Scott Palmer
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John Brown's Body is an eight-person modern reggae group. As of January 2007, they have released five studio albums and toured across the U.S. for ten years. Their music has been described by the New York Daily News as "more Massive Attack than Marley", and "reverent and revolutionary at the same time", a nod to their futuristic take on reggae music and their ability to put a unique twist on this music.

The group has been called America's best and most original reggae band, and continues to play almost exclusively original material. They have performed with a variety of groups over the years, including Dave Matthews Band, Ozomatli, Broken Social Scene, and Jurassic 5, in addition to headlining across the nation at the theater level.

They were awarded "Best World Music Act" at the 2001 Boston Music Awards, and "Best Live Act" the next year.

As a result of the loss of bassist Scott Palmer from cancer, John Brown's Body went under some dramatic line-up changes during the Summer of 2006. Kevin Kinsella (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar) has formally left the band on good terms alongside hornsmen Dan Delacruz and Chris "C-Money" Welter. The band is now led by futureroots pioneers Elliot Martin (Vocals) and Tommy Benedetti (Drums). The group's official line up is:

* Elliot Martin - Lead Vocals"

* Tommy Benedetti - Drums"

* Nate Edgar- Bass"

* Kofi Matthew Goodwin - Hammond B3, Clavinet, Synths"

* Mike Keenan - Guitar"

* Alex Toth - Trumpet"

* Annakalmia Traver - Sax

* Scott Flynn – Trombone

Studio releases

* "All Time" (1996)
* "Among Them" (1999)
* "This Day" (2000)
* "Spirits All Around Us" (2002)
* "Justin Hinds & John Brown's Body - Live At Grassroots Festival" (2002)
* "Pressure Points" (2005)
* "Amplify" (2008)

External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/johnbrownsbody / Myspace]
* [http://www.johnbrownsbody.com/ official site]
* [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3AJohnBrownsBody&sort=-date] available legally from the Internet Archive


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