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Jah Roots was a reggae band from Springfield, Missouri. The band was active from 2001 to 2009. They produced records under the independent label GanJah Records. The band released several albums and has a local and international following. Jah Roots broke up in 2009, with Lead Singer/Songwriter Josh Heinrichs (who wrote the majority of Jah Roots material) carrying on playing Jah Roots favorites and new material.
Jah Roots recorded its first album, Steppin Out Of Babylon in 2002. In 2005 they released 2 albums More Herbs for the Youth and Babylon Weak Heart w/ Baddaflexx. Their fourth album titled Crucial was released in 2006, and was a Billboard Charts Top 100 Reggae album as well as being listed in the "Top Ten Reggae Albums of 2007" on the island of Guam. In April 2008 their fifth album Joy was released, it charted on the "Billboard charts Top 100 Reggae Albums" as well. For this album they were joined by reggae guitarist Junior Marvin – who served as lead guitarist for Bob Marley & The Wailers from 1977-1980. Joy featured "Ganja Weed", which won "Best Reggae Song 2008" by the Global Marijuana Music Awards.