A half dozen hearts, a bowl full of talent, and a smokin’ good time - that’s what you’ll find when you bring yourself and as many as you can involve in a listening session that involves New Mexico’s best High Desert Reggae offering, The Riddims. have been bringing their talents to stages all across the greater part of the United States with a particular focus on the Southwest for nearly half a decade now - and they aren’t stopping any time soon. Myles Chavez, lead guitarist, is accompanied by Tony Gallegos on Bass, Pete Gabaldon on the keyboards, Chris Cruz on percussion, Kevin Sanchez on drums, and Donavon Ortiz on rhythm guitar.
Rhythm is something that isn’t lacking in this six piece. They’ve got quite the barrage and arsenal of funky desert beats, bearing Burque born lyrics that tell a tale like only the Duke City can. This six-pack power packed super group, released their first EP aptly titled “Homegrown,” in 2016, and is gearing up for a second batch of goodness in 2019.
With shows as opener for the Dirty Heads in their rearview, this crews future is bright. The band rolls deep and will keep you a mile high with lyrics about, love and life Keep an eye and ear out for when they’re in yours or a neighboring town, and download them NOW. Just press play.
The Riddims claim their spot as New Mexico's leading reggae band.
Best New Band
Best New Album - Homegrown EP
Best New Single - "Smoke and Mirrors"