John Brown's Body

John Brown's Body

Eureka Roots, Clayton Joseph Scott

Sat, May 27, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

This is a General Admission ticket. It does not guarantee seating.

For seating upgrades, please call 310-372-0035

John Brown's Body
John Brown's Body
Together for two decades and hailed as "Future roots, reggae, and dub with an intricately balanced weaving of vocals, percussion, keyboard, bass, guitar, and stunning 3-piece horn section that ties it all together" (WRUV), John Brown’s Body (JBB) is building "a legacy that has inspired and carved a path for the now thriving contemporary American reggae scene" (Rudeboy Reggae). Formed in Ithaca, New York, in the mid 1990s, at a time when there wasn’t yet a far-reaching U.S. reggae scene, JBB was one of a small handful of U.S. reggae bands that began touring nationally. Since then, JBB has played an important role in helping define distinctly "American reggae." JBB’s music is steeped in traditional vibes, but unapologetically incorporates elements from other genres. While most American reggae bands tackled typical reggae themes (such as religion and marijuana), JBB acted more like an indie band, writing songs that used the vocabulary of reggae to express their own experiences. Their unique approach resonated with the masses. The group’s 2008 full-length record, Amplify, hit #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, 2012’s JBB In Dub EP reached #1 on iTunes’ Reggae Chart, and in 2013 Kings And Queens topped both Billboard and iTunes Reggae Charts at #1. Today, JBB’s signature style has become the norm for U.S. reggae bands - and many in the genre admittedly point to John Brown’s Body as a key influence. Their eleventh studio release, Fireflies, was released September 9th 2016 on Easy Star Records and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts.
Clayton Joseph Scott
Clayton Joseph Scott
The Clayton Joseph Scott project began in a studio on Electric Avenue in Venice Beach, CA.

Influenced by singer/songwriter legends such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Bob Marley, Clayton steps in the path of modern roots/rock performers, like the great Michael Franti to deliver a positive message, while invigorating audiences of all cultures to dance with a purpose.

Inspired to start a music project that would create exciting and uplifting music that people could dance to, Clayton began composing songs with a groove and a positive message.

In 2011, Clayton joined up with the music collective/record-label LuFamPro, whose Los Angeles based events helped spring board his ever-expanding following and dedicated audience.

A chance meeting with local guitarist/producer Konscious Krieger proved to be a fertile partnership in developing the CJS sound.

Together they formed what is now the Clayton Joseph Scott Band (CJS Band), consisting of Austin Nicholsen on bass, Josh Heffernan on drums, Will Phillips, percussion, and Steve Aguilar on keys.

Soon after, the CJS Band dove deep into the recording process at Konscious Studios in Santa Monica, CA and birthed a 13-song debut full-length album entitled, "More Love," featuring and array of feel-good roots/rock anthems such as, "On My Way" a dedication to music mentor Paul Simon; "Love Fool" which is Clayton's ballot, and fool-hearted story of falling in love, to dance favorite "Tambourine" lead by a sexy sultry bass line reminiscent of the 70's disco era, with a funk twist.

The album's entire body of work takes the listener on a journey, and one can't help but play the entire CD all the way through. Even the first track, "Ready To Fly" prepares you for this epic adventure of lyrical enchantment. Supported by his band of brothers, their musical accompaniment provides the lift beneath a listeners wings as one coasts through this soul centered experience in which Clayton acts as pilot reminding all passengers aboard the ever important power of the human spirit.

After a long performance hiatus the CJS band stormed onto the California festival scene with a dynamic and memorable performance at Lightning in a Bottle in May 2012.

Currently the CJS Band is hard at work promoting the "More Love" album opening for acts such as Nikka Costa and playing venues up and down the US west coast.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com