Tempestuous weather and turbulent waters are no match for the chill vibes of Virginia-based reggae rockers SOJA. In advance of their ninth studio album, the band will embark on the Calm Before The Storm Spring Tour in early 2014, treating fans throughout the Southeastern US to laid-back sets of their smooth grooves and folk-influenced storytelling.
The members of SOJA, formerly known as Soldiers of Jah Army, have been playing music together since middle and high school, forming an intimate bond that's immediately evident in their tight playing. Following a self-titled EP in 2000, the band released Peace in a Time of War, their first full-length album, in 2002. Influenced by the politics and musical style of reggae legend Bob Marley, the band struck a chord with fans of roots rock reggae, paving the way for the success of 2006's Get Wiser, which debuted in the Top 10 Reggae Albums on iTunes. The bands mesmerizing live show further bolstered their reputation, resulting in several successful live DVDs. Releasing eight albums in just over ten years, the ever-prolific band thrilled fans with the announcement of a ninth album in 2014.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"This show was phenomenal. The energy was INSANE, even with a smaller crowd. We drove almost 150 miles round trip just to see this show, and it was worth every minute of the monsoon we drove through. "
"The show was awesome! Great performance! If you love reggae music, you have to check them out."
"Seeing SOJA for the first time and I was impressed. All of the band members are very talented and they all jam so well together. Great live band and I definitely look forward to seeing them again!"