Hard Roots Rock Reggae & Dub--this is the unique blend of music that is Natty Nation.
2012 marks their 17th anniversary of keeping the positive messages of their unique indigenous Wisconsin reggae beats throbbing through the heartland. Their messages of peace, love, community, & spreading positive vibrations have been ringing out since Natty's inception.
Natty has backed up reggae legends Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Chaka Demus & Pliers, and shared the stage with Ziggy, Damian, & Stephen Marley, Sister Carol, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Wailing Souls, Culture with Joseph Hill, Beenie Man, & countless others.
JAH Boogie and his backing band's tight but fluid, rootsy but funky, beautiful but gritty, righteous but real vibration is clear to anyone listening to their music, either at a show or on their stereo.
It's almost impossible not to dance at a Natty live performance. Every Natty Nation concert is a different experience. Their energy is infections & their dubtastic jams are complex, yet their message is simple--spread the positive vibration.
Natty Nation has experience playing festivals, events, and other venues from coast to coast & abroad, performing at hundreds of clubs, theaters, outdoor music festivals, & Military bases abroad, including Summerfest, SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, Millenium Music Conference, Atlantis Music Conference, Wookiefoot's Harvestfest, Bob Marley Fest in Florida, Freakfest, Habitat for Humanity's 100th House Celebration, & several others.
The "Natty Crew" has received several awards during their 15 years, including:
-13 Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs), including overall Artist of the Year, Best World Artist (2 years in a row), Album (2 years), Song (2 years), Hip-hop Song, Male Vocalist, Guitarist, & more
-Broadjam's international song of the month "Cool & Proper"
-Selection for the highly sought after Armed Forces Entertainment tour of the Middle East & Africa playing for the troops
-Wisconsin Area Music Award (WAMI) for Best Reggae/World/Ska Artist of the Year
-Best World Artist or Group for five years of the Isthmus' Newspaper's readers poll
and many more
-Demetrius "JAH Boogie" Wainwright--Lead Vocals/Bass/Percussion
-Aaron "Eyes of Moses" Konkol--Keys/Backing Vocals/Melodica
backing band includes some or all of the following musicians:
-Phillip "PJ" Hill--Drums
-Dan "Spiffy" Neuman--Guitar
-Francisco "Cyber Songo" Martinez--Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals
-David "Wakey" Wake--Keys
-Louka "L.P." Patenaude--Lead Guitar
-Jim "J2the" Newhouser- Live Sound
Suffice Single (2010)
LIVE in Eau Claire (2008)
Seth's Picks - Best of Live 2003 - 2006 (2007)
Live Fan Club Releases Vol. 1-5 (2004)
Inatty In Jah Music (2003)
Rasta Revolution E.P (2002)
Live 9.21.2000 (2001)
Live '99-'00 (2000)
Earth Citizen (1998)
The Journey Has Just Begun (1996)
Technical System Requirements
3 monitor send 1
4 monitor send 2
5 monitor send 3
Each mix must have a 31 band graphic eq.
Front Of House:
Stereo PA capable of producing 105db sound level at FOH position with no distortion. Minimum of 5 input channels. Behringer equipment not acceptable. Stereo out must have a 31 band graphic eq.
If no PA system is provided please contact me to discuss arrangements.
What I travel with:
8-space rack with complete production for main mix, in-ear mixing and recording. microphone kit cord case utility kit laptop wireless mixer
Any and all inputs from the band patch directly into my system. I supply a stereo mix to the house system. Further, I supply an additional 3 channels to send directly to the monitors. I expect to be able to use the house system's graphic eq's for mains and monitor channels. The main rack is set up in a back corner of the stage or monitor mix area. All stage inputs and in-ear sends patch directly to this rack.
If we are the only act you are providing PA for you can omit the following:
It is not necessary to run a snake and set up a front of house location. A mixing board is not required.
Festival stage or opening slot sharing backline:
The quick solution is to patch any shared lines (like the drum and bass - whatever makes sense) from the house snake to my rack and then repatch after the set.
Another option would be to use a monitor or recording split (if there's an extra).
Contact me with any questions or concerns: