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Spin it Back Saturday: Stick Figure – ‘Weight of Sound’

Masters of laid-back feel-good vibes, Stick Figure has become one of the top names in reggae music after a solid 12 years of existence. The band was founded in 2006 as a one-man band by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Scott Woodruff, who would record each song using a looping method, and then produce via his own label, Ruffwood Records. It wasn’t until 2012, after the release of his fifth album, Burial Ground, that Woodruff added a live band into the mix, expanding the one-man show into a group of five, made up of Woodruff on vocals and guitar, Kevin Bong on keyboards, Kevin Offitzer on drums, Tommy Suliman on bass, and Johnny Cosmic as backup on vocals and guitar. Now with six studio albums under their belt, several headlining tours, and notable chart appearances, Stick Figure has become a household name in the world of reggae.

For this week’s Spin it Back Saturday, let’s slow it down after a tiring two days of gobbling down turkey. Hit play below on Stick Figure’s “Weight of Sound” (ft. TJ O’Neill).

“Weight of Sound” is arguably one of Stick Figure’s biggest tracks to date and comes from the 2012 album, Burial Ground. Knowing Woodruff recorded each instrument himself on the track one by one, and produced this album by himself is wildly impressive, and further emphasizes the talent behind Stick Figure.

Be sure to check out the band live at the Arizona Roots Music & Arts Festival taking place on February 9 and 10. You can see the full lineup, get more information, and purchase tickets here.

Stick Figure also takes Cocoa, an Australian Shepherd on the road with them as they tour the country. Cocoa has become somewhat of an icon for the band, and they’ve launched the Cocoa Foundation in her honor, an organization that works to put at-risk shelter dogs in good homes through grants and highlighting local charities. For every Arizona Roots ticket purchased, $1 will be added to the Cocoa Foundation.

Connect with Stick Figure: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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