Anthony Brand

Special guest

CULTIVATED MIND is a reggae, dub, and jazz act from the Hampton Roads area of South Eastern Virginia that has been creating socially conscious, high-energy, infectious roots and dub music since 2013. Formed by Italian American producer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Brand, Cultivated Mind has grown over the years, producing multiple albums, EP's, and collaborations with artists at home and abroad. He has performed heavily in the United States and has toured internationally, steadily building a dedicated fanbase through equally dedicated live performances and studio releases. Inspired by Jazz, Blues, NY Hip Hop, Salsa, East Coast Hardcore, and especially old school Dub Reggae production, Cultivated Mind continues to push the boundaries of the Reggae and Dub genres, while simultaneously embracing and respecting the traditions from which they came. Performances take the form of loop shows with drum, bass, guitar, keys, horns, vocals, and live dubbing done by the maestro, and often with drummer and frequent collaborator TC Cline and live sound engineer Lucian Ford. Though mostly playing original music, Cultivated Mind's concerts also include medleys of old reggae classics, dub versions of classic soul and blues songs, and live flamenco and jazz improvisations. Studio releases are typically produced and performed by Brand at his home studio "King Street Records," which was originally located on King Street in Hampton, Virginia. Cultivated Mind is grateful for the constant love and support from friends, family, and fans, and hopes to continue to produce music that connects people worldwide!

Anthony Brand has been a guest on 1 episode.