NoCoast reggae rockers
Est. 2015, GREEN BUDDHA is Colorado's original NoCoast Reggae Rockers. GREEN BUDDHA’s unique original sound mixes influences from reggae, funk, ska, and New Orleans soul. What some have argued as Colorado’s best live Reggae Rock Band, GREEN BUDDHA delivers a blistering live performance experience full of original songs that continue to captivate the hearts and minds of concert goers. In the last year GREEN BUDDHA has played shows with THE WAILERS, STEPHEN MARLEY, ARISE ROOTS and many more amazing artists at shows and festivals around the 4 corner states.
“Green Buddha is a potent musical hybrid… A green salad of the freshest ingredients from Colorado, Southern Cal, and New Orleans… a heady mix that rivals any of the top bands in the burgeoning new reggae movement… one of our favorite sounding albums of the last year”
— Jon Phillips, Silverback Music
After nearly 10 years on the scene, GREEN BUDDHA is arguably Colorado’s best live Reggae Rock band right now, in terms of both popularity and longevity. The band’s ability to adapt themselves to these challenging times, new musical trends and shifting personnel has ultimately been the driving force behind their unwavering commitment to a delivering top notch live performance.
Founded by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Seth Strickland who leads the band, GREEN BUDDHA’s personnel line up also includes bassist & percussionist Matt Grundstad (Euforquestra, Dubskin); Drummer Jonny Jyemo (Jyemo Club, Garret Sayers Trio) and keyboardists Matthew Wright (EUF/Dubskin) and Wylie Jones (Itals, DRSC)
“The band’s name celebrates the selfless path and the gift of music; a vibration of healing given to us from the creator” “...the music and the songs chose me; I didn’t really have a choice in it” chuckles GB’s founder / front man Seth Strickland.
GREEN BUDDHA has a volley of new music heading our way staring with the release of SQUISHY scheduled for Halloween of 2023, with a new single to follow about every 6 weeks through August of 2024!