Rising Lion is one of the best known pioneering US based roots rock reggae and dub artists in America which started his rise to prominence in New York in 1992 and is now based in Orlando, Florida.
He is a veteran touring and recording artist with a remarkable and innovative mix of Roots Reggae, Dancehall, R&B/Soul, Rock and Roll, Blues, Jazz, country and Hip-Hop in his sound. Rising Lion has a reputation for bringing good vibes to every show. His uplifting message, fiery guitar and soul stirring music will make your waist groove and your feet want to dance.
R L is a consummate artist/musician and has toured the US and abroad for 23 years rocking fans and creating new ones. The Lion has proven to be a favorite at various festivals and concert series over the years: South By Southwest, The Legends of Rasta Reggae tour, The New England Reggae Fest, The Annual Bob Marley Reggae Festival, Mountain Town Stages Concert Series, Golden Gate Park Reggae Festival, and various Live After Five Concert Series around the US to name a few, as well as being voted best of Orlando in the Orlando weekly.
As one writer wrote: "Rising Lion rise to brilliance in Springdale, at the Zion Music festival. As dusk faded into night on Saturday, people danced to the memorable music of modern day reggae.
The members of Rising Lion on Saturday energized the Zion crowd in Springdale, Utah and thronged the grassy area in front of the stage with dancers.
Rising Lion has successfully married machinery with authentic instruments. The machinery is the high tech synthetic sounds of the keyboards, and the authentic instruments are the drums, guitar and bass.
This band is the Rush of reggae. Neil Peart's 1980 lyrics ring true to this very day; All this machinery making modern music, and still be open hearted. "
"Feelin Irie" is the first single from the latest release "Changes" , the fourth R L effort which was released on Conscious Mind Records on July 29, 2013. It can be purchased on I-tunes, CD Baby and various other digital sites and retail outlets.
With 4 full length albums available, the highly acclaimed New Day-(1998/Ruff Stuff Records) , the sophomore release Don't Lose Yourself -(2001/RPH/Ruff Stuff Records) , American Dread - (2008/Lion Productions) , and now Changes – ( 2013 / Conscious Mind Records) , Rising Lion is a veteran recording artist and live crowd favorite. He is also a member of Ascap as a songwriter since 1997, and Rising Lion Music publishing since 2007.
R L also has songs and which have been included on a host of compilation albums with other well-known artists such as Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, George Clinton, Gov't Mule, Fats Waller, Lead Belly, Glenn Washington, Frankie Paul, and Yami Bolo to name a few.
Rising Lion is also featured on the Candy Rocks promotional CD distributed by H.O.W. Inc. The 5 song promo CD is included in every Candy Rocks package and will be available at Spencer gift shops, Rising Lion shows and other outlets worldwide.
Rising Lion influences include Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Charlie Parker, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, Howling Wolf, Van Morrison, Gatemouth Brown, Yellowman, Steel Pulse, Joseph hill and Culture, Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, The Allman Brothers Band and more in Reggae, Rock and Roll, Blues, Soul, Pop, Hip Hop and Country.