Fortunate Youth

The Crocodile Presents:

Fortunate Youth

Josh Heinrichs, For Peace Band, Iya Terra

Fri, May 19, 2017

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$16 Adv.

This event is all ages

Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they've created a phenomenal 6-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth's objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen at the next show.
In 2011 they supported Tribal Seeds on their nationwide Tribal Youth Tour to spread their conscious music to the nation. F.Y. linked up The Green, from Hawaii, for a Midwest/Westcoast run before jumping back in the studio to record. They have hit the masses promoting only their 6-song EP titled "Up-Lifted EP" and just released their full-length album, "IRIE STATE OF MIND" on July 1, 2011. Fortunate Youth will also be touring very heavily through 2011 including a Naitonwide CD Release Summer Tour.

Upon Releasing their full-length album they quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Receiving great praise for early success Fortunate Youth strives to spread their interpretation of Reggae music to Music Lovers worldwide.

Fortunate Youth toured very heavily in 2012 supporting Headliners such as The Expendables and Tribal Seeds. FY also headlined their own Nationwide Summer of Sweet Love Tour proving they can pull their own weight as well. Making their first international departure, Fortunate Youth played 4 shows in Costa Rica spreading the love of reggae music internationally.

2013 release, "It's All A Jam", hit numerous charts including #1 on Billboard Reggae Charts, #10 Billboard Pacific Heatseekers Chart, #23 Billboard National Heatseeker Chart along with #1 on iTunes Reggae Charts and #46 iTunes Overall Charts.

FY followed the album release with a 55-Show nationwide Headline Tour in which many shows were sold out including the amazing Cali Roots Festival in Monterey, CA.

They have had the honor to share the stage with bands such as Groundation, Toots & The Maytals, The Green, The Wailers, Katchafire, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, Pepper, Dirty Heads, Natural Vibrations, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Sashamon.
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs is a stalwart in the American and worldwide reggae community. Beginning his own reggae band, Jah Roots, in Springfield, Missouri in 2001 as well as forming his own record label, GanJah Records. Josh wrote and recorded 5 albums with his former band, Jah Roots, and gained a loyal independant following via Myspace and a tireless touring schedule from 2005-2009. Josh left Jah Roots in 2009 to pursue a solo career and work on blossoming his label and helping other local reggae artists get there music out. Since starting his solo career, he has released, Five, Top 10 debuting albums of his own and 3 other artists(SkillinJah, 77 Jefferson & Lance Sitton) albums all to Top 10 releases as well on his label, GanJah Records. On March 26th, 2013 Josh's EP "Rooftop Session" was the 1st of any of his albums to officially debut at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and at #2 on Billboards Top Selling Reggae albums chart. As a solo artist, Josh has toured the entire USA coast to coast multiple times and has performed 5 Hawaiian tours as well. He has also shared the stage along the way with headline acts like Bob Marleys children(Ziggy,Stephen, Damian,etc...), SOJA, Tribal Seeds and many more. Josh has made numerous appearances at music festivals all over the USA and Hawaii from 3 appearances at The largest Reggae festival in USA, California Roots to Gathering of the Vibes, Reggae In The Hills, Wildfire Music Fest, Bricktown Reggae Fest, the local Schwagstock music fests, Kulia Roots Fest in Hawaii as well as hosting his own Springfield,MO Reggae Fests which have garnered acts like SOJA, Junior Marvin of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Marlon Asher, Natty Vibes, Fortunate Youth and many more to Springfield, Missouri to come perform with Josh in his hometown.

- Junior Marvin of Bob Marley & The Wailers
was quoted about Heinrichs, saying
"Josh is one of those guys who comes along and fills his music with such an inspiration and with such energy that it translates so easily and positively to anyone hearing it. He is a rare talent in both his ability to craft a song with a certain timeless quality to it, and then, man, his voice, well, I mean, damn, the kid can sing as good as anyone out there; a bright future – that one."

Jah Roots was a reggae band from Springfield, Missouri. The band was active from 2001 to 2009. They released several albums under the independent label GanJah Records, with a local and international following. Jah Roots broke up in 2009. Since then, lead singer Josh Heinrichs has established a successful solo career.
For Peace Band
For Peace Band is a group of musicians that perform the art of roots/rock/reggae music. In the year 2013, they experimented with their sound of live music at many rehearsals. Instantaneously, They began playing at numerous venues on the island of Guam. After enduring the club circuit, For Peace collaborated with local hip/hop group LGpro at Yigo Amusment Park for their first concert with the masses. Furthermore, the bands main objective was to promote their dominion of writing more original songs before the end of the year. To maintain their persistence of playing live reggae music, the group traveled to the Hawaii Islands to perform with many local acts such as Kapu System, Irie Souls, The Vitals, The Ionz, The Up Heights, The Uprights and many more. Thereafter, the band came back to Guam with a irrevocable passion to write a full length album. In the summer of 2014, For Peace Band released "Forwards Ever" that peaked at #9 on the Reggae iTunes chart on it's first week. Subsequently, the group continues to collaborate with non-profit organizations and conventions wherever they're acquired or needed. Also, For Peace is working on their sophomore album "Always Love" and pending other releases for the future. Welcoming the new year 2015, For Peace Band will be collaborating with International artists Josh Heinrich and Skillinjah on January 16th at Trench Fest. For Peace Band would like to thank Kahmeleon Productions, The Three Moons, Guam Massive Soundsystem, CAlibis Clothing, friends, and family for supporting the for peace movement.
Iya Terra
As the genre of Reggae music is continuously evolving, Los Angeles, California, based Iya Terra has found a way to take the messages of traditional Roots-Reggae and seamlessly mash them up in a today version. The young group of musicians have chosen the name Iya Terra, meaning "Higher Ground," as the launching pad to create positive, conscious music while spreading messages of anti-establishment, simple living, and a healthy lifestyle. Their modern approach to the music, high-energy performances and full sound add a new dimension to traditional Reggae that appeals to an audience of all ages, opening the doors for them to be labeled as one of today's leaders in the "New Roots" movement.

Lead guitarist and vocalist, Nathan Feinstein, along with lifelong friend and bassist, Nick Loporchio, began their musical journey to spread a conscious message to the masses while singing songs on the sidewalks of UCLA in the summer of 2013. Since then, the band has gone on to add longtime friends, Luis Tovar on keys and Danny Monar on percussion in the spring of 2014, while also acquiring drummer, Blake Bartz, in the fall. Most recently, the band completed their current lineup with Nick Sefakis joining on rhythm guitar in March of 2015.

The band's first recorded release consisted of a 6 song self-titled EP that dropped in the spring of 2014. After receiving a great response and several requests to put out more music, Iya Terra released their first full-length album, "Full Circle," on April 14th, 2015. Produced and engineered by the award winning, JP Hesser, the 10-song album debuted at #4 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #12 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. Recorded at Castaway 7 Studios in Ventura, California, "Full Circle" is host to several special guest appearances by some of the hottest rising stars in the modern Reggae scene.

Iya Terra set sail on their first tour in August 2014 with good friends, Ital Vibes. The "Link Up Tour 2014," presented by Ozzie of We Should Smoke and constructed solely by Nick and Nathan with no additional management, proved to be a huge success in the next step of the band's musical voyage. Following the tour, the band sought out guidance under Rude Entertainment Productions and since then, has shown no signs of slowing down. Since acquiring the new management in November of 2014, Iya Terra has been relentlessly playing shows all throughout the Southwest region of the United States while also reaching new areas thanks to generous invites to play several music festivals and joining on multiple tours running along the west coast such as the Kingston City Tour with New Kingston (Brooklyn, NY) and True Press (Monrovia, CA), The Youth Rising Tour with Synrgy (San Diego, CA) and Ital Vibes (Carson, CA), and most recently, a run with Tribal Seeds' own, Gonzo with Beyond I Sight (Redondo Beach, CA) and White Glove Service (Fresno, CA).

In their brief time together, Iya Terra has also had the honor of sharing the stage with some of today's biggest Reggae artists, both old and new, such as Barrington Levy, Black Uhuru, Yellow Man, Tarrus Riley, Easy Star All Stars, Alborosie, Ky-Mani Marley, Julian Marley, Marlon Asher, Matisyahu, Common Kings, Proteje, Nahko, Collie Buddz, The Green, Pepper, The Expanders, Arise Roots, House of Shem, Stick Figure, John Browns Body and many more.

Even with their impressive resume, Iya Terra, continues to move forward. The band is currently working on new music with plans to record a new EP in December of 2015. Currently scheduled to make their debut at the 31st annual Reggae On The River, Iya Terra is set to follow up with a few shows playing alongside the recently reunited, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, and a September run with Hawaii's own Inna Vision. What has now become a result of the manifestation of their dreams, the band holds the intent to spread their music through extensive touring so stay tuned for Iya Terra bringing the vibes to a city near you!
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/