Joey Altruda

Genre

Pop/Rock
Reggae/Dub/Ska

Configurations

Sextet (6)

Contact

joseph altruda
323-632-3576

Instrumentation

Drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, sax and trombone

PA System

None

About

Joey Altruda’s Crucial 6 wows crowds with their original blend of dub reggae with soul and Latin elements, all steeped in the traditions of Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby and Ernest Ranglin. The group plays a variety of classic covers of Jamaican repertoire, original compositions and adaptations of music by War, Young Holt and The Staple Singers, to name a few.

“With cohorts like Wrecking Crew saxophone titan Plus Johnson, trail-blazing Jamaican ska-reggae guitarist Ernest Ranglin and de facto fifth Beastie Boy Money Mark, Altruda’s exquisitely wrought jazz-mambo-dub concoctions are consistently thrilling.” —LA Weekly