J-San & The Analogue Sons

Front man rebel charm and forthright Dub-Rock make J-san and the Analogue Sons a life-force that evokes the integrity of Bob Marley and the earthy soul of Ben Harper.

With J-san and the Analogue Sons we are united, reminded of struggle, inspired to seek resolution and yet left content... upfull and bright. ...Dub-Rock music is born. J-san and the Analogue Sons have been making heads nod and bodies groove for over a decade. Imagine the Lover's Rock stylings of reggae legend Gregory Isaacs, the socially conscious world/rock of Michael Franti & Spearhead, the energy of Ozomatli and you may begin to understand the Word-Sound-Power that J-san and the Analogue Sons will take you to. With their extraordinary sophmore effort SoundResistance, these dub-rock warriors are sharing their music with the world.

Son of a radical vietnam vet father and an Okinawan mother, J-san was raised on the road. Living at times with artists and musicians and other times with ganja growers and hustlers, music was always a companion. J-san's incredibly powerful vocals are reminiscent of the great soul singers of any era, deftly moving from love songs dripping with emotion to fiery protest songs that send fists pumping and spines tingling! J-san sings with real sincerity and universal love. Energy explodes from saxophonist Lee Hamilton, who has gained critical acclaim as former lead horn and horn arranger for John Brown's Body, of which J-San was also an original member. On the organ and keys is Michael Stark doing double duty and giving the group nuanced, dubby bass lines courtesy of his Hammond B-3. Lars Burggren's heavy drums bring the foundation. Kalani Logan, keyboardist for the legendary Itals, holds down the guitar and harmony vocal.

The music is a genre bending blend of reggae, rock, afrobeat and roots soul, innovative modern sounds with a decidedly urban flavor that will at times make the dance floor tremble, and then make it sway. This is Dub-Rock for the 21st Century!

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