Virginia, there is something happening on Saturday.
Tribal Nation, formerly One Nation, will come down from
Austin to play a brand of reggae that mixes the roots
sound with funk, hip-hop, soul and a touch of jazz.
by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mike Franklin, the
Nation has been pumping out crucial sounds for a decade.
a band delves into roots and culture music such as reggae,
it's easy to do one of two things, stick with copying
the songbooks of giants such as Bob Marley and Jimmy
Cliff or jump on a bandwagon for the sake of attempting
to make a buck.
Nation does neither. The band uses roots reggae as a
foundation, but uses considerable imagination and an
equal amount of musical proficiency to build on the