Founded in 2015 by lead singer Sam Walukouw, reggae sensation Java Jukebox has been making waves in the Boston music scene with their “Take Me To The Roots" residency at the Middle East Club and opening up for big acts like Mighty Mystic. With one EP already out, the band is anticipating the release of their first full length album in 2019.
In our conversation piece we sit down and hear from bandleader Sam Walukouw about growing up in Indonesia and the culture shock of moving to Canton, New York in his teenage high school years while barely being able to speak English.
We also talk about his introduction to reggae music and his eventual move to Boston where he immersed himself in the music community and began developing his sound and skills as a songwriter and bandleader.
Sammy Walukaow: Vocals and Guitar
Alex Meheilavich: Guitar
Evad Campbell: Keys
Tyler Last: Bass
Salvador Pineda Jr. : Drums
Seba Molnar: Sax
Hoyt Parquet: Trombone
It’s About That Time
Sun is Shinning
Recorded at First Baptist Church in Newton, Ma
Produced by Christian Saint-Louis
Recorded, Mixed and Edited by Matt Peiffer
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