Singer/songwriter Chuck Foster hosts Reggae Central on KPFK in LA. He is the author of Roots Rock Reggae (Billboard Books) and The Small Axe Guide To Rock Steady (Muzik Tree UK), wrote the Reggae Update column for Beat Magazine for two decades and currently writes a book review column for the annual Reggae Festival Guide. He started recording in the 1960’s, released his first record in the seventies and in recent years he has issued a number of vocal, dub and various artist cd’s including We Roots, Gotcha Covered, Perseverance, Make it Right, Conscious Dub, Last Call, Looks Like Trouble and California Dubbin’.
It’s Time is a set of all-original material backed by musicians from Jamaica, Venezuela, LA and the UK playing rockers-style reggae rhythms rooted in the classic golden era. Chuck’s own influences include folk, country, rock, jazz and rhythm and blues but ska, rock steady and reggae are at the root of the music even though he doesn’t try to sing in patois. The songs address contemporary issues ad the vibe is positive.