Racquel Jones is a strong woman with a powerful voice and a guiding vision. Her newest effort, IgnoRANT, is a searing commentary on the world we find ourselves in today, and in my opinion, Racquel has hit the nail directly on its proverbial head.
The Bandulus are the brainchild of Jeremy Peña, a musician from Austin, Texas. Formerly of Los Skarnales and the Trenchtown Texans, Peña ventured out on his own to create the traditional ska, reggae, and soul sensation that is The Bandulus.
Toots combined the raspy soulful howl of the Soul giants he loved, with the local music he heard around his home in Jamaica. Today we classify Toots & The Maytals as Reggae and early Ska, but at the time, no one really knew what to call it.