John Brown's Body is an eight-person modern reggae group. The group has released six studio albums and toured across the U.S. for ten years. Their music has been described by the New York Daily News as "more Massive Attack than Marley", and "reverent and revolutionary at the same time", a nod to their futuristic take on reggae music and their ability to put a unique twist on this music.
The group has been called "America's best and most original reggae band," and continues to play almost exclusively original material. They have performed with a variety of groups, representing a wide-range of genres, over the years. This includes well known acts such as: Dave Matthews Band, Ozomatli, Broken Social Scene, and Jurassic 5. They have also headlined tours across the nation at the theater level.
They were awarded "Best World Music Act" at the 2001 Boston Music Awards, and "Best Live Act" the next year.
Elliot Martin - Lead Vocals
Tommy Benedetti - Drums
Nate Edgar- Bass
Kofi Matthew Goodwin - Hammond B3, Clavinet, Synths
Mike Keenan - Guitar
Alex Toth - Trumpet
Annakalmia Traver - Sax
Scott Flynn – Trombone