Live Music: RIO (reggae jam band)

Billsburg Brewery 2054 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

  The individual members of RIO are all accomplished musicians in their own right. But something special happens when the four of them get together. What used to be a music stew (combining flavors to make a tasty goulash) has now become a musical Voltron. They come together to form a being that is much greater than the sum of its parts. The lyrics of Dr. Skankenstein are like nourishment for the heart, mind, and soul. Everyone has a great jam band ability to take you through many different musical landscapes. If you have to classify RIO into a genre, just think of a reggae jam band, or as they like to call it, Dirty Roots. That means that most songs have a reggae vibe but are free to go in any direction the band wants. When watching RIO, expect to hear reggae and ska feels mixed with swing, jam, rock, and soul.   RIO Website 3pm-6pm 3054 Jamestown Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23185