Pacific Roots

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Quickly becoming one of Santa Cruz, CA's next premier Reggae/Rock groups, Pacific Roots is building their popularity by stirring the crowd in with their upbeat reggae jams thrown around with punk rock swells and solos, mixed melodiously to produce an original Cali based sound and vibe. After original members Carlos Rubalcaba (guitar/vocal) and Jose Picazo (guitar/vocals/keys) left the band in mid 2018, A.J. Aguayo (drums) and Jake White (bass) decided to keep the band going and recruit new members Max Masluk (vocals), Derek Haynsworth (guitar) and Matt Booher (guitar). 2019 brings a new lineup, music and vibe but staying true to their original style. The group has shared the stage with well known artists such as UB40, Steel Pulse, The Expendables, The Movement, Kbong, Sly and Robbie, New Kingston, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Black Uhuru, and more. Their selftitled album, produced by Adam Patterson of The Expendables, was released in 2017. Pacific Roots has toured up and down the west coast and is looking to spread their vibes eastward! 
 "Local Santa Cruz vibe-masters Pacific Roots opened the show with a strong beat and soothing harmonies. Their rock-roots sound ranged from upbeat with a punk edge to a laid back bass driven groove, and early-comers to this show were treated to a fantastic set. 2019’s line up of this band holds extreme promise. If you like your Cali-style reggae with a bit more roots, this is certainly a band to watch in the coming months." -