An all-star group of sorts comprised from members of the Southern California reggae scene, Fortunate Youth combines traditional roots reggae with a modern pop accessibility. The band's debut full-length album, entitled Irie State of Mind, became a hit nationwide and managed to land toward the top of the Billboard reggae chart. Using funky instrumentation via the group's talented rhythm section, Fortunate Youth layers emotive vocals and beach chair vibes atop its dub-tinged reggae-pop tracks. The band continues to expand its devoted following and has been able to share the stage with several reggae legends, including The Wailers and Toots & The Maytals.
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