Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, the six piece "Reggae / Rap / Rock" fusion, Shrub, has been rapidly gaining momentum and building a solid national fanbase since their debut album, Señorita, dropped in February 2010.
Shrub is currently recording a new album with acclaimed producer, Sylvia Massy (Tool, Prince, Johnny Cash, etc). The new album features guest appearances by: C-Money from Slightly Stoopid, Dubmatix, and Kimberly Freeman from One-Eyed Doll. The album is set to be released Spring 2012.
Shrub is also currently working with legendary hip-hop artist/producer, Blueprint from Rhymesayers Entertainment, on an EP set to be released Summer 2012.
Their music garners comparisons to artists like: Sublime, Cypress Hill, The Dirty Heads, Atmosphere, and G. Love, yet maintains an innately unique and raw sound all their own.
Shrub has shared the stage with: Collie Buddz, Rebelution, Yellowman, Kottonmouth Kings, Hed PE, Badfish, Ballyhoo!, Zach Deputy, Mighty Diamonds, Tribal Seeds, The Young Dubliners, Passafire, Seedless, Fortunate Youth, Spiritual Rez, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Echo Movement and many more.
Sept 2011 - Performed at the Garden Grove Badfish Festival at Nelson Ledges.
June 2011 - Performed at the Woodshock Festival at Legend Valley with Kottonmouth Kings and Hed PE.
March 2011 - Performed at ATX Wildfire Reggae & Arts Festival in Austin, TX during SXSW.
Sept 2010 - Featured in High Times Magazine as the Unsigned Band of the Month (Voted by Readers)
June 2010 - Reached #21 on the Reggae Bestseller charts.
March 2010 - Shrub's debut album registered 3 songs in the TOP 10 Alternative Hip Hop Charts at - with the song "Cherries" registering in at the #1 spot.
March 2010 - Featured as the Exposed! band on the reggae / rock authority website,
February 2010 - Shrub reached #1 on the Fastest Rising Reggae Artist charts.
"Shrub has sharpened every aspect of their sound to an impressive degree. The background harmonies were the slickest I've ever heard from a local band." - Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive
"Shrub's debut EP, Señorita, is quickly setting this Columbus, Ohio band apart from the pack." - High Times Magazine
"The Midwest has long been a hotbed for successful rap artists, but Shrub's eclectic fusion of rap, reggae, and rock brings a whole new flavor to the scene." - High Times Magazine
"[Shrub's] vocalist is strong, and its funky rhythm section is promising...." - Kitty McConnell, The Other Paper
"Shrub have been making a name for themselves.....some of the best live Reggae/Rap/Rock your ears have ever heard." -
In addition to Columbus, Shrub will also travel to Westerville, Blacklick, New Albany, Worthington, Lewis Center, Reynoldsburg, Galena, Dublin, Powell, Groveport, Hilliard, Pickerington, Johnstown, Pataskala, Amlin, Grove City, Canal Winchester, Sunbury, Unionville Center, Alexandria, Galloway, Lockbourne, Croton, Marysville, Baltimore, Delaware, Plain City, Centerburg, Carroll, Broadway
and many other locations in and around the Columbus area.
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