Honolulu Pulse InterviewSOJA Bandleader Jacob Hemphill is one of those pleasant, intense guys who’s always a little bit “on” - and talking to him is almost as much fun as being at a SOJA show.

The band is known for passionate renditions of roots reggae, most of it original, with lyrics from Hemphill. In conversation, even over the phone, Hemphill comes across just as upfront and driven as he is on stage—jumping into high-flying discussions of SOJA’s music, and delivering upbeat, resolutely political descriptions of the band’s message in an energetic flow.

Read the interview HERE.