Three Shoes Posse: A mix of old-school Reggae with Hip Hop and Dance Hall beats and finished off with some sweet dub, soulful three-part harmonies, and educational lyrics about truth, justice, gospel, and activism.
Justice Through Music's November 2006 Artist of the Month, The Three Shoes Posse, has just released their debut self titled CD at a cd release party at Ruta Maya in Austin, TX on 12/22/06. The Crowd was calling all night for songs they already knew from Radio Free Austin 90.1 FM which has six of the new songs on regular rotation. Many thanks to 88.7 FM KAZI's DJRJ for giving the band an outstanding radio interview on the previous Tuesday evening, 12/19/06.
Three Shoes Posse's new CD features untouchable Dub Reggae Hip-Hop, Soca, and a fresh debut of the unmatchable lyrical talent and comedy from Patterson "Raggadon" Martin (from the Sovereign Caribbean island of Nevis). Add in songwriting gems with stellar guitar and keys from Jerry Stevens. Miss Deborah gives us sweet vocals, sharp riddem guitar and lyrics, and ruthless, vicious Dub.
Three Shoes Posse boots out a sizzling heap of wake up lyrics, one love song, some gospel, and a fine hard slice of soca that's causing a big stir in San Antonio right now, "Soca in the Fiesta." The Justice Through Music Project chose Three Shoes Posse's leading track, "Terrorich" to be featured on the JTMP Myspace page when Three Shoes Posse was named their Artist of the Month.
Three Shoes Posse's explosive hit single "10 Second Freefall" is sending out shock waves all around the country and the globe, waking up folks to the truth and making reggae fans out of people who had never listened much to the reggae genre of music. One fan reported, "I never thought that much about the freefall collapse of the WTC, but after hearing your song, I went and researched it all for myself. Everything you said was true. You guys changed my life." Another fan wrote, "I never listened to much reggae before, but you guys rock!"
Why this name?
Three Shoes basically means this: if someone dieses you or intends you harm, like evil people like the New World Order, you give them three shoes. Two on their feet and one in their "derrierre". In other words, kick them in the butt!!! So we are the Three Shoes Posse, and we mainly give three shoes to the New World Order and the terrorich, the real people who are responsible for the controlled demolition of the WTC buildings 1, 2 and 7. That's right, do a search on building 7, the 47 story building never hit by a plane which housed secret CIA offices, Secret Service offices, SEC, FBI, former mayor Giuliani's secret bunker, and many other government offices - yet this building collapsed in 6 seconds in perfect controlled demolition style at freefall speed, just like the freefall collapse of WTC buildings 1 & 2. And all 3 buildings had molten metal at temperatures of 2400 deg F for over a month after 9/11.
Do ya still think "jet fuel and office furniture fires" could have caused all this? Let me ask you this - has your barbeque pit ever "melted" on you when you're cooking a hamburger? Please see the "links" page of our website, www.ThreeShoesPosse.com for a host of links to many articles, interviews with scientists, and documentaries on this issue, probably the most crucial issue of our time. 911 WAS AN INSIDE JOB!!!!!
Please go to our music page and listen to "Three Shoes to Wear" for a more comprehensive list that includes, but is not limited to, a lot of evildoers to whom we are currently giving three shoes.
Do you play live?
Yes we play live, mostly here in Austin, Texas. We play at places like Ruta Maya Coffee House, Gino's Italian Bar & Grill, and The Green Muse Cafe. We will travel if the gig pays well enough. We enjoy playing live, and some of our special moments are the first few gigs we did here in town, where hundreds of people showed up that we had never seen before because they had heard our music on 100.1 FM, Radio Free Austin. They knew all our song titles and lyrics from the radio, even though it was only our first gig. It was extremely moving.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
It depends on the deal. We already own our own recording studio, and as a trio we thoroughly enjoy producing our music and being in complete control of everything from the design of the cd graphics, the beginning stages of writing the songs, recording the tracks & vocals, engineering, mixing, arranging, producing, and mastering. We wouldn't really want to turn all that authority over our music to someone else. We especially don't want anyone trying to censor our activist lyrics. Mainly we are looking for distribution, but if the right "recording" deal came along, we're open to all possibilities.
"The A-Team of Activist Music", Three Shoes Posse was formed early in 2005 as a songwriting partnership and harmony trio (reggae, dance hall, hip hop, soca, dub) between Patterson "B.A. Baracas" Martin - aka "Raggadon" (from the Caribbean island of Nevis), Jerry "Face" Stevens, and Deborah "Murdock" Stevens (from Austin, TX).
Jerry Stevens is founder, lead singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer of five successful Root 1 albums after years of performing with other internationally known bands Pressure and the Killer Bees. Jerry is also the winner of two Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting contests. Deborah and Patterson are also both multi-instrumentalists and lead vocalists and have participated in the live and studio projects of Root 1 and One Destiny. All members of the Three Shoes Posse contribute to all aspects of the songwriting and production - lyrics, music and rhythm tracks, arrangement, and dub.
We were named Justice Through Music's "Artist of the Month" for November 2006. Our mission is to stand up for the Constitution and The Bill of Rights and to educate folks through our music about the gospel, Ron Paul, voting machine fraud and VoteRescue.org, 911 Truth, the biggest scam in the history of mankind known as the Federal Reserve and an alternative known as the Liberty Dollar. Please see Aaron Russo's new film America: Freedom to Fascism for a powerful expose on the Federal Reserve.
We hope to do our part to support our troops by helping to Bring Them Home Now. By educating folks about the real reasons we went to war, we can help stop it. We also support the brave first responders to the 911 tragedy who are now suffering severe health problems and terminal illnesses due to the lies of the EPA. We hope to avenge these brave heroes by exposing the truth of what really happened on 911.
You can hear some of our singles on Radio Free Austin, 90.1 FM, which carries the WTPRN and GCN networks, and DJRJ's "Reggae Evolution" show on 88.7 KAZI in Austin. Our cd is available at Brave New Books and Waterloo Records in Austin, and also online on our website www.ThreeShoesPosse.com and our myspace page www.myspace.com/TheThreeShoesPosse.
Some of musical influences are Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Aswad, Inner Circle, Jacob Miller, Yellowman, Sly & Robbie, Gregory Isaacs, Garnet Silk, Luciano, Steel Pulse, UB40, Roots Radics, King Tubby, Scientist, Mad Professor, Michael Prophet, Johnny Osbourne, Barrington Levy, Wailing Souls, Augustus Pablo, Finley Quay, Dennis Brown, Cocoa Tea, King Short Shirt, Sublime, No Doubt, Public Enemy, KRS1, NWA, 2 Pack, and Biggie Smalls.
We love it right here in Austin Texas.
Patterson uses his voice, words, humor, wit, and rhythm to the uttmost.
Jerry uses his voice, lyrics, two legendary keyboards - the ASR-10 sampler and the Korg M1, an Ibanez semi-hollow body electric guitar modeled after the Gibson ES-335 (we actually think it sounds better than the Gibson), a Takamine Jasmine electric nylon string guitar, a Fender stratocaster, a violin, and a flute.
Deborah does vocals, writes lyrics, plays a Fender Stratocaster guitar, a German violin, and she uses a 24-track Soundcraft Spirit mixer which has 6 aux sends for maximum dub effects. She also uses a Roland SDE-1000 delay unit, Ensoniq DP4, and some other trade secret effect units that we are not mentioning here for the sake of preserving our unique sound. Those who are savvy in producing old-school dub music will be able to recognize the equipment...
Official Website: http://www.threeshoesposse.com/