West Virginia University’s offical student publication, The Daily Athenaeum, just wrote a feature about SOJA and their show this past Saturday at 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown, WV:

“As the Soldiers of Jah Army took the stage at 123 Pleasant Street Saturday night, lead singer/guitarist Jacob Hemphill addressed the crowd. “Thank you Morgantown, one of the first places we got to play outside of our home in Arlington, Va.”

With more than a decade of recording and 150 live shows per year, the band, commonly known as SOJA, is one of the most extensively touring groups in the music industry. Despite constant movement, the band always makes a stop in Morgantown before going home.

“Morgantown is awesome,” Hemphill said. “People tell us that everyone has played here. Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, supposedly Pearl Jam played here. You’ve got a bunch of cats whiling out before the real world, that’s what keeps me coming back.”

Labeled as a reggae band, SOJA delves into the exploration of music. Traveling with horn players Hellman Escorcia (saxophone) and Rafael Rodriguez (trumpet), the group sports metallic guitar riffs, rap interjections and jazz-style improv, all while maintaining the traditional rhythms of reggae.”

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