Dub & Sympathy
In a perfect musical world, somewhere between the percussive rhythms of Jamaica and the melody of commercial radio, the balance of these two very distinctly different places would merge, producing yet another hybrid of cultures accessible to those prone to singing along and those prone to movement. For the American-based reggae band Cry on Cue, a life-long influence of these two elements breeds a style of music that, with the exception of a handful of 'island' treated covers from the past that had somehow found it's way to the top 40, has still to be cultivated since the death of Bob Marley. Through the openness of college radio and the do-it-yourself attitudes of the sub-corporate independents, Cry on Cue has managed to create a growing, dedicated following. With the critically acclaimed debut album beauty of emotion and the newly released dub & sympathy, the band continues it's reign as the midwest's best-kept secret and after countless shows and some 5,000 units later, they have become more than another reggae group. Blending blues guitar within the context of consciousness, rhythm and soul melody, they have become perhaps the band to cross the bridge into that sacred ground of mainstream in America with traditional Jamaican feel.