Drive-In OC: Tribal Seeds
San Diego based, Tribal Seeds bring social-distanced entertainment to City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC. Due to popular demand, a second show has been added on Friday, February 12, with the Tribal Seeds at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com. Limited tickets are still available for Saturday, February 13. One ticket per vehicle, a maximum of five passengers per vehicle.
In their 15 years as a reggae-rock band, Tribal Seeds has released four full-length albums and two Eps, amassing over 235,500 followers on Spotify. They matched that output and strong fan connection with a robust touring life, which led to a special live album to adapt to the global pandemic in 2020. Tribal Seeds’ Live: The 2020 Sessions will be remembered in reflections of the disruption that a global pandemic caused to large, joyous gatherings and the resilience of musicians to maintain a connection to sequestered fans. Recorded and self-produced over three days in a private venue with cameras rolling, The 2020 Sessions was released as a live Youtube experience on November 19, 2020 with the album version following the next day across all streaming platforms.
The group’s ascension among the elite in the roots and reggae rock genres came within its first three years as their self-titled 2008 album debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae charts, as well as winning the San Diego Music Awards honors of Best Reggae/World Album. The single “Dawn of Time” remains one of the group’s highest streamed songs with nearly 30 million Spotify plays. Since then, each consecutive album has debuted at #1 on iTunes with The Harvest LP cracking the Top 5 on Billboard Reggae and the Soundwaves EP debuting #2 on Billboard Reggae. Finally, 2014’s Representing debuted at #1 on iTunes, Amazon, and Billboard Reggae charts, while the single “Moonlight” garnered over 13 million Spotify plays to date.
The Roots Party EP in 2017 continued to push the band’s ascension as the group dynamic evolved and grew along the way. Brothers Steven Rene Jacobo (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Tony-Ray Jacobo (producer) make up the remaining original members, while the group has expanded to include Victor Navarro (bass), Ryan Gonzo (guitar, vocals), Luis Castillo (keyboard, vocals), Daniel Lopilato (keyboard, vocals) and Jamey "Zeb" Dekofsky (drums). Tribal Seeds is expected to finish and release their next record in 2021. The group enlisted legendary reggae producer/engineer Fabian Cooke in the studio after building a relationship while recording the Roots Party EP.
City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC has been engineered with safety and wellness top of mind. For more details about social-distancing guidelines and event details, visit DriveInOC.com.