Feel confined by societal norms? Sounds like you need The Expanders in your life.
What started as guitarists/vocalists Devin Morrison and John Butcher growing up listening to the record collection of famed reggae archivist Roger Steffens, eventually led them to develop an obsession with exploring the deepest reaches of the genre. Over the course of three albums this Los Angeles five-piece, comprised of Butcher, Morrision, John Asher (Drums, Vocals), Roy Fishell (Organ), and Chiquis Lozoya (Bass, Vocals), have been making reggae fans and critics take note with their refreshing sound that references the “golden era” of reggae.
The Expanders consider their music to be a reminder that reggae music wasn’t born in a tropical beach paradise, but in the impoverished and underprivileged areas of Jamaica, resulting in a passionate expression for human rights, social justice and freedom from oppression. The Expanders are now on tour supporting their most recent album, Hustling Culture.
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