Howâ€™d The Show Go?Â
Shoreline Rootz played at Gallagherâ€™s in Ocean Beach on Thursday, June 16th. Gallagherâ€™s features a reggae band each week and this time it was this 10-member band, which hails from Encinitas, California, with three horn players, a bass, a guitarist, keys, percussion, drums, backup vocals, and front-man, Ryan Thorpes, who also plays guitar â€“ this band is jamminâ€™!
Iâ€™ve witnessed Shoreline Rootz a couple of times before, and the rumors that they are like a mini â€œBobâ€ band seems accurate. Think early Bob Marley music and you have Shoreline Rootz. This is because Ryan Thorpes is a mini-Bob â€“ seriously! His vocals have a great rugged sound.Â The instrumentals of the band are kick-ass too! The horns add a great touch at just the right moment, the keys are Santana-like at times, and overall, the music (especially the vocals) is one great jam session. Itâ€™s like a mind trip of reggae music â€“ conscientious, melodic, and makes one feel good. Nice music Shoreline Rootz!