“Papa Rosko comes through with this debut album of originals and covers, where rock, pop, alt-rock, Latin and country traces enter a very well fleshed-out reggae template…the album flows seamlessly from one track to the next, where the myriad of influences ensure a varied and highly enjoyable listen.”
“A reggae reimagining of a Johnny Cash song would be intriguing no matter who made it, but what makes this extra special is the guest appearance of none other than Toots Hibbert of the legendary Toots & the Maytals…The song is a stone cold groover.”
-Glide Magazine on “Folsom Prison Blues”
“We’ve all heard “When You Say Nothing At All”… only this time, it’s dressed to party… With playful keys, lively horns and such a colorful video to boot.”
-Top Shelf Music
““NooZies” opens on a cool drum shuffle rolling into searing guitar licks riding a fat, popping bassline. The melody interlaces flavors of country, rock, and reggae with chanting, rap-lite vocals backed by reggae-laced harmonies, imbuing the lyrics with chiding redress. Following the bridge, a deliciously braying saxophone wails with gusto, injecting the harmonics with burnished zest.
The video is a trip, depicting the exploitative agenda of news programs and reporters, who inflate, distort, and amplify the news to gargantuan dimensions, playing on the fear and anxiety of their viewers.
“NooZies” confronts the news media, challenging them to convey the facts rather than inflammatory innuendo, and does it with potent, swashbuckling music.”