Internationally celebrated roots reggae troubadour Andru Branch has united some of Jamaica’s greatest reggae legends. On the eve of his brand new album Step Into The Light comes the dawn of the HALFWAY TREE ALL STARS Studio One pioneer, Soul Vendor Brian “Bassie” Atkinson on bass. Original Hit Squad drummer Tony “Raffa” White on drums. Toots & the Maytals’ Bernie Pitters on keyboards. Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers’ Earl “Chinna” Smith on guitar. Original Halfway Tree guitarist Tomaz “Moose” Jardim on guitar. Bob Marley & the Wailers’ Alvin “Seeco” Patterson on percussion. Roots Radics’ trombonist Everald Gayle on trombone. Hit Squad virtuoso Isax Injah on saxophone. The Ukeladies’ Selah Koile and Katharine Langille on backing vocals.
This incredible line up will be touring beginning in May.
JUNO-nominated recording artist Andru Branch recorded the new album with the illustrious Halfway Tree reggae band, including Studio One “Bassie” Brian Atkinson. Reminiscent of the golden era of reggae music, Step Into The Light is a concept album that captures the depth of Branch’s lyricism, masterfully blending influences from latin to Zeppelin.