Biography

ABOUT US

RAS T ASHEBER POSSE was brought together by its founder Ras T Asheber and marks the makings of a new sound in Reggae Music which took root in Woodstock, showcasing a fresh amalgam of tunes and players of various backgrounds to form this pulsating sound. The music – the majority of which is composed by Jamaican born singer/songwriter/producer Ras T-has its roots in traditional, cultural Rastafarian rhythms and hardcore “rockers,” yet includes various crossover sounds ranging from R & B, Funk Rock, and Hip Hop – a mature fusion which reflects Asheber’s welllistened ear and his tenure with Defiant Ones, One Word, Simeon, and Spunky. RAS T ASHEBER POSSE also includes other talented and well-traveled musicians from Woodstock and around the New York music scene. Their diverse backgrounds complement each other and help to concoct a truly “spicy” new sound. The live repertoire is crisp and stimulating with an imaginative mixture of originals and cover tunes. Ras T Asheber and his crew have appeared on the same bill with internationally renown acts such as Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Dr. John, NRBQ, Third World, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, P Funk, Sister Carol, Spin Doctors, and The Dave Matthews Band. They have played the hottest nightclubs in the northeast including The Chance, UPAC, Joyous Lake, Bearsville Theatre, Northern Lights, and major outdoor fetes such as Riverfest, Clearwater, Kingston Maritime Festival, Peach Festival and Woodstock Reggae Fest. This fine group also plays New York City nightclubs and colleges and universities all over the east and northeast and have toured the States. Visually and musically this band is really a treat – they really groove together and so do all who experience them.