Jouwala Collective & Of Good Nature
Venue: The Ante Room
Address: 219 W. Water St., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 284-8561
Jouwala Collective – United in the heart of Richmond, Virginia in 2015, Jouwala Collective blends Gnawa music and traditional African and spiritual songs characterized by trance inducing chants and rhythms with modern influences of funk, jam, jazz, rock, soul, reggae, blues, chaabi and electronic.
Of Good Nature is an indie rock-reggae five piece that was formed in Charlotte, NC in 2011 by front-man, guitarist Cameron Brown and drummer, percussionist Joey Vachon. Coming up in the thriving music scene in the Queen City has been vital to the band’s early success, as well as the blending of rich musical styles which transcends foundations of rock-reggae to progressive instrumentals of funk and rock n’ roll.
The 2011 debut album, Just Add Water, won Indie-Ville Reggae Album of the Year – Nashville, TN. On October 23rd 2015, their sophomore album, Life Worth Livin, debuted at #5 on the iTunes Top Reggae Album Chart. The band was featured in Irie Magazine : Cali Edition (November), scoring their own “Respect” multi-page write up; additionally, the title track was featured as The Pier’s “Mp3 Leak of the Week” and is being spun on a number of traditional and internet radio stations. The prolific crew has already made it back to the workshop, recently hitting the studio with Ted Bowne of Passafire. The project is planned for release Summer 2017. The OGN live show is turning heads all over. Embarking their funky-reggae-party onto Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise (Tampa, FL – Costa Maya, Mexico) in Febraury of 2017, the band teamed up with Michael Franti and Spearhead, Arrested Development, Natasha Beddingfield, and more. The notable Reggae Rise Up Festival in St. Petersburg, FL added Of Good Nature to the already stacked bill through their Artist Discovery Contest in early 2017, along with Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Iration, Steel Pulse, The Green and MANY more.
The group has also shared the stage with headliners like Sublime with Rome, Dropkick Murphys, Matt Nathanson, Keller Williams, Common Kings, George Porter Jr., Tomorrows Bad Seeds, The Movement, Tribal Seeds, The Supervillains, Ballyhoo! and many others.
All Ages // $8 // 8 PM Doors // 9 PM Show