Based out of New Mexico, Innastate is gaining international attention for their unique brand of reggae. The band’s sound is modern yet honors their Indigenous heritage, musical roots, and love of music. The band believes in the power of music to connect people, offering heartfelt songs that reflect on the human experience, spirituality, and environmental issues.
Innastate is Adrian Wall on guitar/vocals (Jemez Pueblo), Rylan Kabotie (Santa Clara Pueblo/Jicarilla Apache) on bass/vocal, Lawrence Bailon (Santa Clara Pueblo/Kewa Pueblo) on drums, Carlo Bluehouse Johnson (Isleta Pueblo) on guitar, Romeo Alonzo on Alto Saxophone and MC Tbone on the trombone/lyrical stylings.
The band released their debut self-titled EP in April of 2015 to wide acclaim and a growing fan base that earned the group, Artist of the Month by RockwiredMagazine.com and the 2016 Rockwired Reader’s Poll award for Best Performance by an American Indian/First Nations Band or Artist. In 2016 Innastate was nominated for “Best Reggae Song” by the New Mexico Music Awards.
Innastate continues to work hard playing nearly a hundred shows per year and creating new music. “We believe it’s important that our Native voices be heard, we strive to create the best music and live shows that we can, so we can be a good representation for our Indigenous peoples”, Adrian Wall says.
Innastate just won a Native American Music Award for Best New Duo/Group at the 19th annual Native American Music Awards.
Look for new music and a music video in 2020.