Hailing from Santa Rosa, The Bloodstones bring an original, positive Roots-Reggae-Soul vibration to the stage. The unique style and conscious, creative lyrics of Sky I ignites the bands positive, driving movement. Although the band focuses on original music, they also perform some classic, crowd-pleasing Roots Reggae covers into the set.
The Bloodstones deliver a positive, conscious groove that results in people dancing and having an epic experience. The music is filled with melodic solos, bass-heavy Dub sections, and hypnotic grooves.
The Bloodstone’s songstress, Katrina Blackstone’s distinctive sound of bubbling Pop melodies effervesce over beds of Dub and Funk, while her hooks punctuate various grooves in a perfect blend of subtlety and catchiness. Anyone who has witnessed Katrina on stage couldn’t disagree—she takes the mic with ease, naturally connects with the audience, and always delivers a memorable show.
The dueling guitar section consists of Sam Hamby and Kevin Seisenbacher. Sammy has been shredding guitar for 20 years and leads his own band, The Marshal House Project. Kevin Seisenbacher is a versatile guitarist formerly of the band Felony Funk. From Rock to Reggae, Kevin does it all.
The rhythm section is held down by bassist Burton Eubank. His meaty bass lines and soulful groove locks in perfectly with the fiery drumming of Mingo Lewis Jr. Mingo has been touring internationally as a percussionist for the last 12 years with the Reggae-Jazz band Groundation. He is home now for good and holding down the drum chair with flair for The Bloodstones.
The keyboards are held down by the melodic, futuristic sounds of Gabriel Butler. He also adds his amazing voice, helping create the three part harmonies.
The Bloodstones put a lot of love into their music and their passion comes out when they play. Making homemade, heartfelt compositions, music is a soulful expression of their emotions. One love.