Miami New Times Q&A: Reggae Band Bushwood Turns to Kickstarter for "Bigger, Juicer, Dubier" Sophomore Release

This time around, we made a conscious effort to pen several upbeat, dance-friendly, funky tunes. We love our debut album immensely, but these new songs have sparked something incredible in us, and we have pushed ourselves to make the songs the best they could be. The album spans several styles of reggae, both upbeat and roots, but definitely has some funky and rockin' parts as well.

Read More

South Florida Music Obsessed Local Spotlight & Interview: Bushwood

The flourishes of flowing guitar are resolutely melodic, prolonging themselves into ornately-layered solos that play delightfully off of Voronkov’s vocals, which harken to 311’s Nick Hexum. The bass lines undulate discretely, driving forward, buttressing the double-pronged foundation laid down on the drums and keys. The band dexterously conjures vivid soundscapes that are evocative of water, the ocean, and of good times on the beach – a respite from the worry and the tediousness of the mundane day-to-day grind. One of the stronger local releases of last year, Bushwood’s self-titled studio release provided every indication of a band that had emerged with complete poise as well as an uncanny sense of identity that is rare in an up-and-coming group.

Read More

Miami New Times Q&A: Bushwood on Reuniting, & Having Dennis Rodman as a Fan

After a recent boom of success, the band decided to hit the studio to work on a little something for fans to take home at the end of the night. Steve Voronkov (guitar/lead vocals), Adam Moskowitz (bass/backup vocals) and Jon Cross (drums and percussion) produced a light and fresh soundtrack complementary to the tropical climate. Instrumental artistry shines through on the self-titled album's first track, "Red & White," featuring Voronkov's soft vocals contrasted by his passionate electric axe-shredding. Moskowitz's timed bass vibrations add depth to the foundation when paired with Cross' simplicity in the form of dub beats. Funked out island jam favorites like "Flomanja" and more introspective tracks like "Open Up Your Eyes," an intimate breakup ballad, are easy definitions of what Bushwood music is all about.

Read More