SOJA Releases New Single “I Believe” Featuring Michael Franti And Nahko New Album Out This Summer, “Soulshine” Summer Tour Features SOJA, Franti, Brett Dennen And Trevor Hall

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SOJA Releases New Single “I Believe”
Michael Franti And Nahko




New Album Out This Summer




“Soulshine” Summer Tour Features SOJA, Franti, 


Brett Dennen And Trevor Hall






“I Believe” Single Artwork






Passionate and well-crafted songs… one can easily see, after spinning through the tracks on this superb and timely release, why these reggae road warriors SOJA—with more than a touch of hard-earned soul—have attracted a dedicated following.”Relix




Reggae, infused with strains of rock, folk and dub, provides a complementary framework for lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Jacob Hemphill’s sinewy vocals and poignantly drawn lyrics of social resistance, environmental consciousness and personal reflection…” –Billboard






DC-natives SOJA are thrilled to announce the release of their new single “I Believe” featuring Michael Franti andNahko. The track is off the band’s fifth full-length album set for release this summer on ATO Records. “I Believe” was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend).

“’I Believe’ is about life; being kind to others and making the most out of the time we have with those that surround us,” says lead singer / guitarist Jacob Hemphill. “Whether we are family, friends or strangers, how we treat one another and energy we share dictates our existence.”

Jacob Hemphill (lead singer/guitarist) and Bobby Lee (bass) met in the first grade in Virginia. The two instantly became best friends, finding common ground through their love of hip hop, rock and reggae, which they performed together at middle school talent shows. Throughout high school, they met Ryan Berty (drums), Kenneth Brownell (percussion) and Patrick O’Shea (keyboards) and formed SOJA. Rafael Rodriguez (trumpet), Hellman Escorcia (saxophone) & Trevor Young (lead guitar) joined the band when things started to heat up. 




Over the course of the past few years, SOJA has sold more than 200,000 albums, headlined shows in more than 20 countries around the world, generated over 3 million Facebook fans, 60 million YouTube views, and attracted an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base that grows each tour, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city.


SOJA will be hitting the road this month with stops at Hangout Music Fest and California Roots Festival and will follow with a national run of amphitheater performances on the Soulshine tour with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall. See below for routing!




Stream and post “I Believe” using the following link:




SOJA Tour Dates:


*  with 311, Cage The Elephant, Foals


# with Zion I


%  with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall (Soulshine)




May 3                 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *


May 18               Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Fest


May 23               Monterey, CA @ California Roots Festival


June 15               San Luis Obispo, CA @ Avila Beach Resort #


June 17               Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl


June 19               Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl %


June 20               Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre %


June 21               Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre %


June 22               San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre %


June 24               Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion %


June 26               Vancouver, BC @ PNE Amphitheater %


June 27               Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park %


June 28               Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater %


June 29               Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield %


July 1                   Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery %


July 2                   Ketchum, ID @ Sun Valley Center %


July 3                   Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre %


July 5                   Santa Fe, NM @ The Downs at Santa Fe %


July 6                   Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre %


July 8                   Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads %


July 10                 Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island %


July 12                 Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater %


July 13                 Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park %


July 15                 Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheater %


July 17                 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony %


July 18                 Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion %


July 19                 Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion %


July 21                 New York, NY @ JBL River Stage at Pier 97 %


July 22                 Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts %


July 25                 Wilmington, NC @ Battleship Park %


July 26                 Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion %


July 27                 Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre %


July 29                 Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater %


July 30                 St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater %


Aug 1                   Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade %


Aug 2                   Nashville, TN @ Woods Amphitheatre %

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