The dust is still settling from the drop of the most anticipated reggae album of the year, “Set in Stone” which debuted at #1 on iTunes Reggae and #16 overall in the the United States.   As Stick Figure’s fall tour comes to a close, supporting  Reggae Superstars Slightly Stoopid, the band has some down time before they are on the road again to kick off the Stick Figure 2016 Set in Stone U.S Tour. Starting in Sacramento, CA on January 14th and ending on April 17th.  There are some early pre-sale fan club tickets for their ‪#‎StickFigureFamily‬ which are available now. Special guests will be announced soon and we will update this post when the artist are announced. Find tickets and view all upcoming tour dates at


Do you plan on going to California Roots in Monterey, CA? You’ll receive a free download of ‪#‎SetinStone‬ with any 3 Day VIP Ticket purchase! There will also be an option to add on the album for $8 with purchase of early advance general admission tickets.


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If you haven’t had the chance to see the two official music videos for “Sound of the Sea” and “Fire on the Horizon” off the smash hit ‘SET IN STONE’ which released just a few days ago. Check them out below


November 12th, 2015 Stick Figure - Set In Stone (ALBUM REIVEW)

Set in Stone couldn’t be a more appropriate name for Stick Figure’s Sixth Studio Album.   I’m pretty sure at one point at the end of 2014, I sent a message to Scott about 2015 being the year of Stick Figure.  I’ve been a fan from the beginning.  I remember the release of Burnin’ Ocean like it was yesterday.  Seeing a band grow, is a fascinating experience.  It has shown me that Scott Woodruff is a genuine guy, who I have the utmost respect for because he has only grown into an even more encouraging and positive person and hasn’t let this increased popularity get to him. When I see other people at other reggae shows wearing Stick Figure gear,  I think to myself, “Finally!”.  Stick Figure is hear to stay  because Scott Woodruff has created his own original blend of roots reggae music and the gentleman  in his band share the same respect and heart for the up and coming house hold name.   Stick Figure can’t be compared to any other artist in the scene.  When you hear a Stick Figure song and are familiar with the scene, you aren’t wondering who it is.   The last two years for the band have been an incredible journey.  In January 2014 they were part of the Winter Blackout Tour with The Expendables and Seedless. In the summer of 2014, Stick Figure was a supporting act on the Count Me In Tour featuring Rebelution, The Green and Iration. In 2015 Stick Figure headlined their own fall tour with HIRIE and Pacific Dub and also toured the summer with Slightly Stoopid and The Dirty Heads, which included their first time playing at the world renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater.  “The best night of my life,  I couldn’t stop smiling.” - Scott Woodruff.  Now they are currently back on the road with Slightly Stoopid on their Fall Tour. Be sure to hit a show in your area, as you may be one of the lucky ones  to see Kyle McDonald of Slightly Stoopid kill it on “Choice Is Yours” a track he is featured on off the new album Set in Stone. The Set In Stone Album Release Tour kicks off January 14 in Sacramento!  Don’t Miss it!

The opening track may sound familiar, debuted on as Stick Figure’s first ever official music video titled Fire on the Horizon. A beautifully constructed track,  with a mesmerizing beat created by hard hitting thimbles layered keys and guitar and includes a nice guitar solo.   In This Love is love at first listen, this beat is my favorite on the album.  So relaxing, I’m waiting for it to be played on the Sandles commercial.  Layered with perfectly placed percussion and key work accompanied by Woodruffs vocals, it’s a crowd pleasure for sure.  Sound of the Sea, may be my favorite track off the album as a whole.  The opening has echos of the past hit,  Livin’ It off the successful 2009 release Smoke Stack with Woodruffs cozy hums that seem to blend perfectly into this track.  When I first heard it, I spent hours with it on repeat.   I drove around my town at 2:00 am jamming the track.  With thought provoking, catchy lyrics like  “If the sun is getting closer, why does it feel so cold”.   And  “I’m thinking but my minds not listening.” it just pulls you in.    I pulled into a Royal Farms and this younger dude came up to my car and was like dude who is this, I love it.   I said it’s Stick Figure, but this album doesn’t come out till next month.  But be sure to check out his other albums.   That’s how sick this song is. Choice Is Yours (feat. Slightly Stoopid) The second single off the album where Kyle McDonald kills it on the mic, an up lifting tune guitar and percussion driven, a very catchy number.   Mind Bock (feat. Eric Rachmany of Rebelution) a slower track with a hard bass and a throw back to “Keep the vibes alive”.    The back and fourth with Woodruff and Rachmany is a real treat in this track.   It’s like if Rebelution and Stick Figure had a baby, this is the track they would produced, I sound like Jack Black right now, don’t I.    Sentenced is an incredible track, a cover, re-worked, sounding like an original.  Scott amplifies the keys on this track, very clean and Scott’s vocals are killer in this tune and he even adds his own part to the song to make it more of his own.   It doesn’t matter what this kid covers, he doesn’t just do it justice but he brings a forgotten gem back to life or introduces something fresh and unheard to those who are less verse in old school reggae.  And for that, we thank you sir.  Out The Door has a fast beat to it,  “Give me one good reason to love you, part of the chorus in this tune and a nice added guitar solo.  Weary Eyes is  a great tune, first played on the Fall of 2014 tour .  Scott kills it vocally on this one.  Keys and percussion driven, a rad one for sure. Smokin’ Love (feat Collie Buddz) the first single, which released on June 3rd, 2014 just days after hearing it live at the most popular reggae festival in the country, California Roots Festival. Probably one of the most catchiest tunes Woodruff has written lyrically. Shadow another one of my favorites, the beat is tantalizing and will have you head bobbing.  The opening lyrics hit hard and yet again Woodruff’s vocals shine brightOne of Those Days is one of the slower songs on the album, vocally driven and has an awesome guitar solo towards the end.   All My Love,  it’s finally here people, we can stop listening to the youtube version from Bali, Indonesia when Scott Traveled the world to write Burial Ground.   He has finally delivered us with a studio version of this beautiful track.   Sunshine and Rain was a poem Scott had written many years before.   He decided to bring it in the studio for a tune up and turned out quite nice. Smiles on Faces (feat. KBong) is an up lifting track to leave you with a smile,  starts out with a slow introduction echoing in the background and then boom, “What puts a smile on your face?,  what makes you happy?” Woodrufff asks.   Fastest vocal track on the album.  Scott and KBong  do a great job complementing each other on the track.

Three years in the making, fourteen killer tracks, four guest vocals.   All on one album.  I know the fans new and old will dig this one for sure as much as I have.   Cheers to Scott, KBong, Tommy and Kevin for the new release as a band.  Excited to hear some of the new material on tour!

by: Ryan McKeldin



We are less then three weeks away from one of the most anticipated reggae albums of the year.   Scott Woodruff has been hard at work since the successful release of Burial Ground, that steadily held the #1 spot on iTunes Reggae Charts for more than a week.    Set to release November 13th, the new record titled, Set In Stone delivers that classic Woodruff sound that has us coming back for more. The new 14 track album with over an hour of listening pleasure, three years in the making will be his best work to date without a shadow of a doubt.   This has been a big year for the Stick Figure guys, not one but two tours with Slightly Stoopid, one of Woodruffs favorite bands and many festival appearances .   I remember talking with Scott many years ago and him mentioning it would be a dream come true to tour with Slightly Stoopid.  Not only has he toured with them but Kyle from Slightly Stoopid is featured on a single off the album on the, “Choice Is Yours”.  Just one of four artist featured on the new album.   It’s awesome that Stick Figure is becoming a house hold name in the Reggae Scene.  They continue to work hard and deserve every bit of it!  Cheers to the new album and looking forward to catch some shows.


Stick Figure’s newest release “SET IN STONE,” set for November 13, 2015 is  available now for pre-order.  Over 3 years in the making, the new album features 14 tracks of multi-instrumentalistand producer Scott Woodruff’s distinctive songwriting and production. Pre-order bundles now available for purchase in the Stick Figure online store.

May 11th, 2015 Open Letter to Three Legged Fox….kind of


Three Legged Fox.  I remember seeing them or the old them at the 8×10 Club for the first time.  Mrs. Wareham was selling their Merch but she noticed there was a mark on the t-shirt I was attempting to purchase and she gave it to me for free.  She was too sweet.   I met Kyle and Korey who are the brains behind the operation and there was Brody and the Eric who have now since left the band.  But Kyle sounded better then the album, you could tell his heart was in the right place, the dude was born to sing.  He was fire and still is.   Korey and him moved forward and ending up picking up a whole new line up, bringing in Mark, Jon and Chris who brought a breathe of fresh air to the group as a whole. It’s exactly what this Three Legged Fox needed. They played a few shows, got invited to California Roots, killed it and then kind of disappeared.   We Are Electric was released a year and a half ago, killer rock album that didn’t get the press it deserved.  Unfortunately that happens quite often to a lot of amazing bands.   I know they’ve been working on a new album.  They have stated that on a couple occasions as well as on their Facebook page.  They released a single, “Barcelona” a few months after “We Are Electric” was released.  Which was a killer tune, surprised it didn’t make the album.   But the fans, including myself are awaiting some kind of an update.  We want to make sure you all our doing well.  We’re ready for new music, when you’re ready to give it to us.

On a side note, I’d love to see  “Move On” off your debut album reworked and re-mastered because it’s too good not to.  Pump some more life into It!

Kyle Wareham
Kory Kochersperger
Mark Carson
Jon Duxbury
Chris Duddy

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Kyle Wareham
Kory Kochersperger
Mark Carson
Jon Duxbury
Chris Duddy

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Kyle Wareham
Kory Kochersperger
Mark Carson
Jon Duxbury
Chris Duddy

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Kyle Wareham
Kory Kochersperger
Mark Carson
Jon Duxbury
Chris Duddy

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Kyle Wareham
Kory Kochersperger
Mark Carson
Jon Duxbury
Chris Duddy

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April 15th, 2015 The Movement Releases New Single “RESCUE” on ROOTFIRE


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything about the reggae scene. I’ve been beaten down, took life for granite and have been pretty disappointed with the genre. Maybe a personal preference but I haven’t been impressed. I know we all have our favorites, and some of your favorites are on the bottom of my list. Which doesn’t mean anything really because it’s a personal opinion. Maybe I have grown up and want more for my listening pleasure. I’ve been out of the loop for quite sometime. I battled months of depression, lost my job, all while having Cystic Fibrosis and having to work harder just to be able to breathe to live a some what “normal” life, whatever that means.

I was scrolling through Facebook and saw the Ad from The Movement and their new single “RESCUE” on Rootfire. Seth, Curtis and the rest of their staff, are blessings in the scene. The few people that have kept me having faith that not all people in the music industry are self centered assholes, who show no gratitude for what you do to support the artist, company, whatever it may be and for that I thank them. BUT I also thank them for having great musical taste, holding artist to higher standards and most importantly for simply giving back whenever they can.

The new tune has arrived just in time on the east coast (finally) for you to be bumping in your car, windows down or in your ear buds while you’re cruising around in whatever means of travel you choose. The tune sends a message of positivity, be happy with everything you have in your life and be blessed that you have it. I’ve searched and searched to find myself, to evaluate my life, the directions I had gone in or didn’t go in because of fear. “Take a second to be grateful, look up in the sky and ask for a lesson, yeah this little life is such a blessing.” It’s true, I took so much for granted, I didn’t feel blessed with what I had because I had so much in my life that I had mixed feelings about. It was selfish and I have opened my heart back up to make adjustments I’ve needed to.

You don’t choose some things in your life. I never chose to have Cystic Fibrosis, (a chronic lung disease and pancreatic issues) I didn’t choose to be attracted to the same sex. These things just happen and you have to learn to live with the cards you’re dealt and be happy with yourself and the life you create.
Everyone has problems in life. Even those people who you think have it all and are very fortunate deal with issues just like you. They’re human and are no more important then you.

“RESCUE” was the perfect antidote to keep you aware, not to forget to be grateful for what you have. Be grateful for the simplest things we take for granted on a daily. The Movement hit it out of the park with this one. Be sure to check out the tune over at ROOTFIRE



Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, the boundary-pushing reggae band from Rochester, NY, will release its latest studio album, Steady, on September 30, in its first collaboration with independent reggae label Easy Star Records. A first single from the album, the title track “Steady,” has been made available at for listening and free download, to give fans an early taste of what to expect from the record.

The bulk of the songs on Steady were recorded in 2013 with Craig Welsch of 10 Ft. Ganja Plant co-producing. Two other tracks were recorded after those sessions and added to the sequence - the title track was co-produced by Danny Kalb (The Green, Ben Harper), while live show favorite “Mr. Cop” was recorded with Matt Saccuccimorano (John Brown’s Body). A few of the other tracks are longtime staples of the band’s heralded live sets, like “.45″ and “Solution,” but neither has had satisfactory studio versions until now.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (GPGDS) is known for a very jamband-influenced approach to reggae, taking compositions in unexpected directions. In addition, the band also performs acoustic Americana music, as in their well-received Country album from 2012. Steady captures these disparate vibes with different styles, excellent instrumentation and arrangements contributing to the overall sound of the record, yet it is unmistakably a groundbreaking reggae album.

“This is without a doubt the best sounding record we’ve ever made,” says singer-bassist James Searl. “But it’s also the most consistently solid set of songwriting we’ve done to date.” This despite the fact that the band’s last reggae record, In These Times (2012), was picked as a Top 10 reggae album by iTunes. The band’s three primary singer-songwriters (Searl, singer-guitarist Dylan Savage, and singer-guitarist-banjo player Dan Keller) are each represented throughout the record. Savage, who tends to write classic-sounding reggae anthems in a ’70s vein (”Solution,” “Whatever Cost,” “Not The Fool”), is balanced by the often more experimental Searl (”Hurt Up Your Brother,” “Wolf At The Door,” “Favorite Song”) and the more romantic/pop elements of Keller’s writing (”Move,” “Home”). Drummer Chris O’Brian continues to add amazing percussion and harmony vocals, while keyboardist Aaron Lipp shines in some of his final sessions with the band (he has since been replaced by Tony Gallicchio).

As for ending up as part of the growing Easy Star family, Giant Panda couldn’t be happier to be on the label with a roster that includes The Green, Rebelution, John Brown’s Body, Cas Haley, The Black Seeds, and Easy Star All-Stars (with whom GPGDS is touring the West Coast in September). The band and the label had been friends since 2008, but the timing was never right to join up forces until now. “Sometimes it takes a while for the stars to align right,” Easy Star CEO Eric Smith says. “We always bounced around the idea of working with each other, but after hearing the growth on these latest sessions and seeing how good the band’s live set had become, we knew now was the time to finally make it happen.”

Steady will be followed in early 2015 by a sequel to Country called Bright Days, which will take the band’s Americana acoustic persona even further than before. This is also due to come out on Easy Star, along with a vinyl version of Steady. In the meantime, fans both old and new can revel in the startlingly good Steady.

U.S. Tour Dates

Aug 16: Philadelphia, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe

Aug 28: Naples, NY @ Purple Pig Music Festival
Aug 30: Roanoke, VA @ Martin’s Downtown
Aug 31: Stuart, VA @ Front Porch Fest
Sep 12: Washington, DC @ Tropicalia
Sep 13: Wilmington, NC @ California Roots The Carolina Sessions
Sep 17: Tacoma, WA @ Jazzbones *
Sep 18: Vancouver, BC @ Venue *
Sep 19: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
Sep 20: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
Sep 21: Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades *
Sep 24: Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues *
Sep 26: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern *
Sep 27: Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues *
Sep 28: San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House *

* with Easy Star All-Stars


It has been a year and half since the release of SOJA’s Strength to Survive, the crowd pleasing album ,which debuted in the TOP 40 on the Billboards.      These Reggae Superstars are currently touring with Michael Franti and Spearhead.   Franti was featured on the first single released off the album entitled “I Believe”. The New Album “Amid the Noise and Haste” will be released on August 12, 2014 on ATO RECORDS. The album was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend) and and features Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Michael Franti, Nahko, and more.  SOJA has always been known for their very creative and multidimensional  album art.  This album is no different, beautifully designed by British artist Steven Wilson and was carved by original wood pieces.

Pre-order the album now at iTunes and you will immediately download “Your Song (feat. Damian Marley)” + “I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko)”:

Amid The Noise And Haste Track listing
1.   Tear It Down
2.   Your Song (feat. Damian Jr. Gong Marley)
3.   I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko)
4.   Easier (feat. Anuhea and J Boog)
5.   Shadow (feat. Trevor Young of SOJA)
6.   Once Upon A Time
7.   Promises And Pills (feat. Alfred The MC)
8.   Signature
9.   She Still Loves Me (feat. Collie Buddz)
10. Wait
11. Better
12. Treading Water
13. Lucid Dreams (feat. Nahko)

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