PASSAFIRE, THE U.S.’ HOTTEST REGGAE BAND (SORRY, SNOOP!), RETURNS TO SA – By Enrique Lopetegui
Life is good for Savannah, Ga.’s Passafire. The four-piece reggae, dub and prog rock band’s fifth album (and first with Easy Star Records), Vines (2013), debuted at No. 1 on iTunes’ and Billboard’s reggae charts, the latter feat involving knocking Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated to the second spot. At the time of this writing, the album is 17th on iTunes and no longer on Billboard’s top 10, but guitarist/vocalist Ted Bowne is still enjoying the sweet smell of success.