The weather is starting to cool down in New Hampshire, which makes right now a great time to hear some music that calls to mind the beach and sunshine. Salem-based musician Joe Sambo’s first album, “ The Wrong Impression ,” features reggae music warm enough to erase the chill of autumn. It reached number one on the reggae charts earlier this spring, and in September he won the New England Music Award in the category of “Best Male Performer of the Year.” Joe Sambo spoke with NHPR’s Peter Biello. Tell us about when you first started to really like reggae. When did it come into your life? I just have a very musical family. My dad pretty much raised me on funk and reggae and jazz. I listen to everything but reggae—you can’t not nod your head to...
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Joe Sambo's New Hampshire-Made Reggae