"The A-Team of Activist Music", Three Shoes Posse was formed early in 2005 as a songwriting partnership and harmony trio (reggae, dance hall, hip hop, soca, dub) between Patterson "B.A. Baracas" Martin - aka "Raggadon" (from the Caribbean island of Nevis), Jerry "Face" Stevens, and Deborah "Murdock" Stevens (from Austin, TX).
Jerry Stevens is founder, lead singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer of five successful Root 1 albums after years of performing with other internationally known bands Pressure and the Killer Bees. Jerry is also the winner of two Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting contests. Deborah and Patterson are also both multi-instrumentalists and lead vocalists and have participated in the live and studio projects of Root 1 and One Destiny. All members of the Three Shoes Posse contribute to all aspects of the songwriting, performance, and production - lyrics, vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum and rhythm tracks, arrangement, and dub.
We were named Justice Through Music's "Artist of the Month" for November 2006 (myspace.com/justicethroughmusicprogram). Our mission is to stand up for the Constitution and The Bill of Rights and to educate folks through our music about the Gospel, 911 Truth, voting machine fraud and VoteRescue.org, the scam of the Federal Reserve (the biggest scam in the history of mankind), and solutions for peaceful, postive change.
We hope to do our part to support our troops by helping to bring them home now (BringThemHomeNow.org). By educating folks about the real reasons we went to war, we can help stop it. We also support the brave first responders to the 911 tragedy who are now suffering severe health problems and terminal illnesses due to the lies of the EPA (unknownnews.net/epa911.html). We hope to avenge these brave heroes by exposing the truth of what really happened on 911.
You can hear some of our singles on 90.1 FM in Austin, which carries the Rule Of Law Radio and GCN networks, and DJRJ's "Reggae Evolution" show on 88.7 KAZI in Austin. Our cd is available at Brave New Books and Waterloo Records in Austin, and also online on our website (ThreeShoesPosse.com) and our myspace page (myspace.com/TheThreeShoesPosse).
Some of musical influences from the reggae and hip-hop genre are Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Aswad, Inner Circle, Jacob Miller, Yellowman, Sly & Robbie, Gregory Isaacs, Garnet Silk, Luciano, Steel Pulse, UB40, Roots Radics, King Tubby, Scientist, Mad Professor, Michael Prophet, Johnny Osbourne, Barrington Levy, Wailing Souls, Augustus Pablo, Finley Quay, Dennis Brown, Cocoa Tea, King Short Shirt, Sublime, No Doubt, Public Enemy, KRS1, NWA, 2 Pack, and Biggie Smalls.
Some of our influences of other genres are Roger Hodgson, Supertramp, David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, The Moody Blues, The Police, Traffic, Rush, Al Stewart, Chicago, Santana, Elton John, Crosby Stills & Nash, Neil Young, The Allman Brothers, The Neville Brothers, Rare Earth, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, and last but not least, one of the most gifted and influential bands ever in the industry of recorded music, yet mostly unrecognized and neglected, the history-making hit-machine studio band that performed and co-wrote the musical tracks for almost every Motown artist, the legendary Funk Brothers.