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SOJA – Tried My Best

Reggae rock band SOJA would like you to know that being part of a successful musical project that tours the globe and sells out large stadiums isn’t all fun and games. The tour life is hard, sleep is elusive sometimes, traveling can take it out of you. But getting on stage and performing feel good music to thousands of cheering fans puts it right back in. “Tried My Best” is the 3rd video from their 8th album Poetry In Motion, as directors Daniel Ferro & Marvin Campos show the tedium of touring and the glory of performing in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. SOJA’s nationwide US tour resumes in March.


Podcast for July 14th, 2015


On this episode of the Hometown Sounds podcast, Tony reminisces on Jonny Grave’s folksy workplace manners and we live dangerously by using a random number generator to pick a song.

SOJA – I Believe (Gogo Remix feat. Alfred the MC) [SoundCloud]
Spirit Plots – Burnt Tapes [Burnt Tapes / Allison]
Lighting Fires – I Remember When [Friend Fiction]
Seaknuckle – So What [Get Over It]
Wall of Trophies – Everything [2015 Debut Single]
Jonny Grave & The Tomstones – When I Die [The Well]

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SOJA – Easier video

Laid back reggae heavyweights SOJA follow their nomination for Best Reggae Album in the 2015 Grammy Awards with the first video from that album Amid the Noise and Haste yesterday via Facebook. “Easier”, featuring vocal turns by J Boog and Anuhea, bring a calm vibe to this stressful holiday season, and the visuals shot in Hawaii has me mentally planning a tropical vacation. Best of luck to one of the finest bunch of musicians in DC!


SOJA – When We Were Younger video

Homegrown reggae stars SOJA (originally Soldiers of Jah Army) couldn’t be more excited to play their biggest DC area show yet, tomorrow evening at Wolf Trap with The John Butler Trio and Alice Smith. From last year’s full length release Strength To Survive comes a brand new music video for the song When We Were Younger. The touching video, featuring footage of the band members in their earlier days, comes from vocalist/guitarist Jacob Hemphill with a dedication to the memory of his father and musical inspiration William Hemphill. Head over to Wolf Trap’s ticketing page and help make this show a sell-out homecoming for this fantastic band.


SOJA – Everything Changes video

Reggae veterans SOJA just released a brand new video for their uplifting song Everything Changes, featuring Marcelo Falcão of O Rappa on vocals, from their most recent album Strength To Survive. Filmed last month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it’s great to see these guys getting mad love all over the world.


SOJA – Not Done Yet video

The boys in SOJA, one of DC’s most popular reggae bands, have hit the road this summer to spread the love through their feelgood music. Festivals like All Good Music Festival and FloydFest provide the perfect setting for their reggae vibes. They recently put out a gorgeous video for the song Not Done Yet, from their new album Strength To Survive.


Vandaveer & SOJA videos

DC music videos of the day! Two great local shows tonight deserve a double video feature on Hometown Sounds. First up is folk troubadors Vandaveer, part of a truly fantastic lineup tonight at the Black Cat with fellow locals The Beanstalk Library and Astra Via (Olivia Mancini from Washington Social Club and Jarrett Nicolay of Virginia Coalition). Their song The Great Gray comes from Vandaveer’s 2011 album Dig Down Deep.

The second video comes from the extremely popular reggae band Soldiers of Jah Army a.k.a. SOJA. They’ve worked hard over a long 15 year career to build a die-hard fan base that’s clearly shown in two sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club this weekend. Today’s video is the title track from their current album Strength To Survive.

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