Get Into Reggae, Cowboy
Don’t let the wild, wild west garb fool you, the Reggae Cowboys are more than just a novelty act. They blend roots-based reggae with soul, blues and, yes, elements of country and western. The Cowboys rely on slide-guitar as heavily as traditional bass lines to create a truly unique sound within one of music’s most enduring genres.
The Reggae Cowboy’s posse first united in 1993 in Toronto, Canada, of all places, when childhood friends from Dominica, Stone Ranger (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Click Masta Sync (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), recruited Cherokee Lindo for drum duties and let Marshall JP slap the bass strings.
The Reggae Cowboys not only have a true appreciation for cowboy music and history but also a deep respect for the role blacks played in shaping the west. On the cover of their latest cd, Rock Steady Rodeo, there is an action photo of Jesse Stahl, a pioneering black cowboy and rodeo champ.
Rock Steady Rodeo is an eclectic blend of originals and a pair of covers: a one-of-a-kind bouncy take on Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” and a stirring instrumental version of the Bob Marley standard, “Redemption Song.”
USF gives it away in Memphis 34-33
At the half, a 14-point lead meant USF was on track to win its first conference game in over a calendar year. That energy was kept up even with under five minutes to go when the Bulls were up 33-20. Then USF watched as its lead went from comfortable, to slim, to nonexistent in the […]
Club teams missing competition, friendship due to COVID-19
Under normal circumstances, Grant Nolder, president of the USF flag football team would be preparing for the club’s biggest competition of the year, the Swamp Bowl. The annual tournament, hosted at UF, typically takes place during the fall semester and features some of the best club flag football teams in the country. Winners of the […]
Bulls battle with ECU in OT win
Coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday the Bulls didn’t play complete, 40-minute games in their two losses last week. It’s debatable if they did Wednesday night against East Carolina (11-18, 5-11) at the Yuengling Center, but it was more than enough to put up a 73-68 overtime win. “It’s funny. There were stretches where we played […]
First SG scholarship rewards student leaders
Student Government (SG) launched the first-of-its-kind, merit-based scholarship to students Nov. 5 on USF’s Tampa campus. As a part of Student Body President Britney Deas and Student Body Vice President Travis McCloskey’s platform, Bull S.H.I.F.T., — Success, Health, Innovation, Finance and Tradition — the SG’s Student Leadership Scholarship consists of two merit-based scholarships which will […]
On-campus Jabil institute sparks anticipation from students
A plan drafted on a bar napkin two years ago has now become the USF Jabil Innovation Institute, a multi-million dollar institute combining the College of Engineering and the Muma College of Business. Senior Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation Joel Momberg and Jabil CEO Mark Mondello jotted the idea down […]