Step Into The Light
Andru Branch’s award-winning, third full-length release is a concept album that shines with musical performances by the Halfway Tree reggae band. Studio One reggae legend Brian “Bassie” Atkinson delivers deep, throbbing bass lines, while the brass section glistens on this collection of original roots reggae music. In true form, Branch’s music is lyrical and majestic, skillfully blending influences from latin to Zeppelin. Inspiration from the masters before him is apparent in every track, and indeed the apple does not fall far from the tree as this reggae artist Steps Into The Light.
Bass – Brian “Bassie” Atkinson
Drums – Jerome Thomas
Lead guitar – Johnny Parker
Rhythm guitar – Marley Parker
Keyboards – Andru Branch
Trombone – Martha Kelly
Saxophone – Nick Fisher
Percussion – Andru Branch
Melodica – Nick Fisher
Flute – Isax Injah
Nyabinghi drums – Andru Branch, Ras
Shane Delorey, Inti Tzirari Tlatoani Gonzalez Sierra
Congas, bongos – Keith Mullins
Backing vocals – Johnny Parker,
Martha Kelly, Selah Koile, Katharine Langille,
Mary Grace Koile, Sekou Nkroumah, Jeffrey Hayden, Jacquie Thillaye
*Electric drums: “Best Friend Girl” and
“Pure Love In Your Heart” – Andru Branch
All songs written by Andru Branch & Halfway Tree © 2012, Constant Spring Music and Publishing, except “Steppin”, written by Nick Fisher & Halfway Tree © 2012, Constant Spring Music and Publishing. All rights reserved. (SOCAN)
Recorded and mixed at Common Ground Studio, Halifax, Canada.
Additional recording and mastering at Muru Studio, Halifax, Canada.
Engineered by Chris Mitchell, Johnny Parker and Tyler Julien.
Produced by Andru Branch.