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Cultivated Mind

About the Band

Category: Band
Music Genre: Jazz, R&B, Reggae, RnB

CULTIVATED MIND is a reggae, dub, and jazz combo 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 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. Current members include Chad "Yadi Rama" Tyler on keys/dubbing, Roschell "Old Man" Diggs on bass/backing vocals, Adam Mack on organ and backing vocals, Rob Martin on drums and percussion, and Christian "Sticky G" Lubertazzi on Tenor Saxophone. The band rotates between an acoustic trio and full band for live performances and can accommodate any size venue. Though mostly playing original music, Cultivated Mind's concerts also often include medleys of old reggae classics, dub versions of classic rock and blues songs, and live improvisations. Cultivated Mind appreciates the constant love and support from our family, friends, and fans (The "Cultivators"), and we hope you take the time to explore and enjoy our discography on Spotify, iTunes, or our youtube channel. Bless and Love!

INFLUENCES: Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Scientist, King Tubby and King Jammy, Josie Wales, Capleton, Saves the Day, Sizzla, Glen Washington, Horace Andy, The Police, Steel Pulse, Circa Survive, 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, Strangerootz, 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)

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Monday July 8th, 2019

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Friday July 5th, 2019

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It's magical when different talented artists can bring their sounds together to create something beautiful. Love and blessings to Cody Stead of Moving Cities and Greg Gutty for SLAYING their parts on our newest collab track, "American Villainy." A blend of punk, soul, reggae, dub, and hip hop, this is one of my favorite recordings, with Cody laying some nasty surf guitar licks and wise lyricism, while Greg Gutty's golden voice and triumphant chanting at the end really tie the whole track together.
MASSIVE respect to Jahvin Purnell and Mark Kohlman for bringing the fire with the sweet and swanky sounding horn lines.

This tune is not an attack at Americans, but more of a plea to people in this country to stop identifying with a government that is negligent to their needs and hopes, and to start caring about the health of the people and the country itself. Presidents are not America. McDonald's is not America. How well we stick to our guns regarding free speech and how we value the freedom to question everything is what makes America admirable. Don't be another sheep to the slaughter - pick your head up, speak up, and let's set the example. Without further ado, we are pleased to present the newest single from Cultivated Mind, Greg Gutty, and Cody Stead, "American Villainy." Thanks to everyone for all of your love and support!
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Friday July 5th, 2019

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Keep an eye out for the brand new EP "Welcome to a Country," coming soon to Spotify and I-tunes...
Big Up to Kurt David Jansohn of Third Island Productions and One Culture for an amazing production job! can't wait to drop this one!
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Thursday July 4th, 2019

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Keep an eye out for the brand new EP "Welcome to a Country," coming soon to Spotify and I-tunes...
Big Up to Kurt David Jansohn of Third Island Productions and One Culture for an amazing production job! can't wait to drop this one!
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Big Up to Kurt David Jansohn of Third Island Productions and One Culture for an amazing production job! cant wait to drop this one!

Saturday June 29th, 2019

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What a great day, reggae, peace, love and sun!)

Thursday June 27th, 2019

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Massive love and respect to the man called Sheppy U Smith for constantly working to bring together the reggae community in VA and worldwide. Its been an honor working with this incredible artist, and I was blessed to have him come by my "studio" and create music with me. Bless up Don Sheppy, and thanks for always having faith in our music. Folks, without further ado, please enjoy the latest Sheppy U/Cultivated Mind collaboration, "In This Time," now available on our youtube channel!
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Tuesday June 25th, 2019

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Monday June 24th, 2019

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A very blessed earthstrong and happy birthday to our brother Aaron Ibarra! This man has been a huge source of support and encouragement over the years, and has been a Cultivated Mind family member since we started 6 years ago. We love you bro and hope you have a great day today! ... See MoreSee Less

A very blessed earthstrong and happy birthday to our brother Aaron Ibarra! This man has been a huge source of support and encouragement over the years, and has been a Cultivated Mind family member since we started 6 years ago. We love you bro and hope you have a great day today!

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Happy Birthday brother ❤️

Happy birthday!

☀️Aaron shines light in the world wherever he goes, so today soak up the sunshine up on your birthday brother🙌

For sure love love love Aaron Ibarra and all of the Cultivator family! So good to see you in Bristow! 💖

Happy Birthday, Aaron!

Just heard y'all live Saturday, bought a shirt and got the CD....Hasn't been out of the player! Thanks Benji Harris and Wendy, great time!

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Happy Birthday Aaron!!!! 🙌❤️

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Thursday June 20th, 2019

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Check out our newest Lyric Video for our single "Sunday School" designed by our bassist Yadi Rama!

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Love love love this song

F*cking love it!!!! 😁

Monday June 10th, 2019

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Tune in to Am Radio WGP1350 tomorrow morning with Mr. Ed Joyner starting at 6 AM and catch an exclusive interview with Tony of Cultivated Mind, playing a few acoustic renditions of some new tunes and promoting the new album "No Quarter for Thieves!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Love that song! Can’t wait for the album to drop 😎

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Keep an eye out for the brand new EP "Welcome to a Country," coming soon to Spotify and I-tunes...
Big Up to Kurt David Jansohn of Third Island Productions and One Culture for an amazing production job! can't wait to drop this one!
A very blessed earthstrong and happy birthday to our brother Aaron Ibarra! This man has been a huge source of support and encouragement over the years, and has been a Cultivated Mind family member since we started 6 years ago. We love you bro and hope you have a great day today!
Blessed Earthstrong to our brother, fellow musician, and master Reggae artist Sheppy U Smith! Massive love and respect to you bredrin! Hope you have a great day!
Come out this Friday to Montego Island Grill to celebrate the life and works of one of the most talented, dedicated, and honest people I've been blessed to know, Sheppy U Smith! This man tirelessly gives his energy and resources to make the music flourish in our community, and it would be awesome if everyone came out and showed him a great time! See you at the show!
If you're in Hampton Roads tonight, Pour Girls is the place to be! reggae music kicks off around 9 PM, provided by #cultivatedmind! Love and Respect to Vince Lee for the show!
DONT MISS THIS EVENT HOSTED BY CULTIVATED MIND!
Come out tonight Ann Marie's Pub in Newport News as we welcome back Kurt David Jansohn and Connor Jansohn of One Culture back for this week's edition of #RubadubatAnnMariesPub! Don't miss this event!
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Love and blessings to our keyboardist Jahvin Purnell today on his birthday- blessed Earth Strong brother, and thanks for all you do to keep the boat afloat and grooving! BIG UP!!!
BIG UP!!! to Christopher Ballard and Vintage Rootz Wear for the new threads! if you haven't checked them out, please go to their page and scope out the coolest new designs and apparel for conscious-minded people! love and respect VRW! BOOM!
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