Kevin Kinsella discovered the music of Bob Marley during his childhood, inspiring him to form reggae band Tribulations while attending college in Boston in the late ’80s. After releasing a 45 rpm single and two cassettes, the group’s full-length debut, “The Gate”, arrived in 1992, followed by “Daddy Good Pieces” in 1994. The group opened for Toots & the Maytals, and won the Yamaha Soundcheck competition, which led to them performing concerts in Japan. After the group disbanded, Kinsella formed dub-influenced roots reggae group John Brown’s Body in 1995, who released their full-length debut, “All Time”, in 1996. The album received acclaim, and the group signed to Shanachie, who released the band’s albums “Among Them” (1998), “This Day” (2000), and “Spirits All Around Us” (2002). During this time, Kinsella released two solo albums, acoustic folk-leaning “I-Town Revival” (2000) and “Firestick” (2002), and participated in JBB’s dubby spin-off group 10 Ft. Ganja Plant.