Andru Branch & Halfway Tree
“One of the most outstanding performances at Reggae Sunsplash…Branch’s music is nothing like the new crossover/hip hop style of reggae. It sounds more like the Marley inspired tunes all the world has come to know and love…” – The Sunday Herald, Kingston, Jamaica
Internationally celebrated Canadian reggae troubadour Andru Branch recorded his JUNO-nominated debut album with members of The Wailers, his critically acclaimed second album with Ziggy Marley’s rhythm section, and his award-winning new album Step Into The Light with Bob Marley’s legendary Studio One bass player. Awarded “Inspirational Recording of the Year” at the 2012 Music Nova Scotia Awards, and nominated for “World Recording of the Year” at the 2013 East Coast Music Awards, Branch’s third full-length release is a concept album that shines with musical performances by the Halfway Tree reggae band. Studio One reggae pioneer Brian “Bassie” Atkinson delivers deep, undulating bass lines, while the brass section glistens on this collection of authentic roots reggae music. Named after the bustling music district in Kingston, where Andru has performed and recorded with many of Jamaica’s greatest reggae legends, Andru Branch & Halfway Tree continue to inspire fans around the globe, promoting equal rights and social justice. Their music is gloriously hypnotic and their message is positively uplifting.