Chronixx Live on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert

Chronixx Live on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert

October 2, 2017

Chronixx recently took part in the highly-respected NPR Tiny Desk Concert series. Previous performers include Adele, Chance The Rapper as well as a special with rapper Common live from the White House.

Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption Band performed a few songs from the Chronology album. Watch it here:

From npr:

"Reggae has long been the most vivid musical escape for me. Its soul-cleansing rhythms always feel familiar and cozy, like rushing into your lover's arms after a significant time away. This is especially true for roots reggae, whose staccato guitar licks, billowing bass, and sonic splashes on a canvas of negative space, are like salve for the soul. The mid-tempo pulse conjures up relaxed days on the beach, living amid nature's unrestricted beauty.

Given all that, you can understand why I've been obsessed with Chronixx lately. At a time when dancehall has been dominating the Jamaican soundscape, its refreshing to hear the man born Jamar McNaughton carrying the roots-revival torch for a younger generation and expanding upon the footprint left by his world-renowned predecessors.

Chronixx and his band Zincfence Redemption paid a long-awaited visit to the Tiny Desk to perform three songs from his sophomore album, Chronology.

Set List

"Skankin' Sweet"
"Spanish Town Rockin'"

Jamar "Chronixx" McNaughton (vocals); Evan Mason (keys); Stephen Coore (guitar); N'Namdi Robinson (guitar); Hector "Roots" Lewis (percussion); Adrian "Jerks" Henry (bass); Oliver "Bliva" Thompson (drums)"