Natty Nation, hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, is truly one of America’s best
Reggae bands. Formed in 1996 and releasing their debut the same year (“The Journey Has
Just Begun...”) this quintet epitomizes Roots Rock Reggae as they play conscious Roots
with a Rock ‘n Roll edge.
Their sophomore effort, the self-produced “Earth Citizen,” contains 12 tracks and
just over 50 minutes of powerful sounds. Starting with “Come Home,” and including such
favorites as “Brand New World,” “Open The Door,” “Music,” “Save I” and “Heart Says,”
the songs are catchy and well played, the harmonies are crisp and the lead vocals
(switched between Demetrius Wainwright and Jeffrey Maxwell) are always right on. It’s
apparent that the group’s constant touring has honed the five members into an extremely
It’s also apparent that some of the best Reggae out there doesn’t necessarily have
to come from Jamaica. Natty Nation proves it as “Earth Citizen” is one of the best
releases of the year.
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