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CULTIVATED MIND is a reggae, dub, and jazz act from the Hampton Roads area of South Eastern Virginia that has been creating socially conscious, high-energy, infectious roots and dub music since 2013. Formed by Italian American producer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Brand, Cultivated Mind has grown over the years, producing multiple albums, EP's, and collaborations with other East Coast artists and artists in Europe and Jamaica.
Offering both solo looping performances and full band, they can accommodate any venue. Though mostly playing original music, Cultivated Mind's concerts also include medleys of old reggae classics, dub versions of classic soul and blues songs, and live flamenco and jazz improvisations. They have been blessed to share the stage with legends such as Akae Beka/Midnite, Mike Love, The Wailing Souls, Collie Buddz, Black Uhuru, and HR of Bad Brains. Current members include Anthony “Maestro” Brand on recordings/guitar/keys/trumpet/bass/drums/melodica, Chad Tyler on bass/keys, Jahvin Purnell on keys/organ/sax/backing vocals, Mike Michaels on drums/backing vocals, and Mark Kohlman on Sax.
INFLUENCES: Dennis Brown, Midnite, Michael Prophet, Sugar Minott, Gregory Isaacs, Scientist, King Tubby and King Jammy, Josie Wales, Capleton, Saves the Day, Sizzla, Glen Washington, Horace Andy, The Police, Steel Pulse, Protoje, The Gladiators, Burning Spear, Culture, Paco De Lucia, Tomatito, Al di Meola, The Wailing Souls, Bill Whithers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Burrell, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Dean Martin, Renato Carosone, Charles Mingus, Desmond Dekker, The Clash, Alborosie, Marcia Aitken, Junior Cat, Connie Francis, Sheppy U, and many many more!
AWARDS/ACCOLADES: 2016 VA REGGAE AWARDS NEW REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, NOMINATED FOR 2018 REGGAEVILLE.COM ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Tend the Garden), NOMINATED FOR VEER MUSIC AWARD IN WORLD MUSIC 2019
STREAMING PLATFORMS THAT CONTAIN CULTIVATED MIND MUSIC: Spotify, I-Tunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, I-Heart Radio, Reverberation.com, and Google Play