Bass Chalice," is 10 Ft. Ganja Plant's third release on ROIR. Their first, entitled Hillside Airstrip, and second, Midnight Landing, were both uniformly hailed by the music press (see next page). This time around, things are a bit different. First off, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant will be touring! Before this, the only chance anyone had to see them live was at an impromptu show, usually in the Boston area. There have only been a handful of these gigs and their frenzied, sweaty nature has left audiences clamoring for more. In early 2006, they will get it--10 Ft. Ganja Plant's first ever tour! Beyond this, Bass Chalice sees 10 Ft. stripping away a bit of the mystery surrounding the band's lineup and actually letting us disclose a very special guest appearance by the legendary '70s Jamaican vocal reggae group The Meditations! Their first two albums, "Message from the Meditations" and "Wake Up" are downright, stone-cold reggae classics that must be heard. On Bass Chalice they grace "To Each" with a spellbinding vocal performance! The Meditations are a fitting addition to the album because "Bass Chalice," at its heart, is inspired by the recording processes of the great Jamaican studio bands of the 70's (and their American counterparts at Motown and Stax) where a song was typically written, learned, and recorded live in a single session, with no regrets, and no apologies. Add to this ethos some dubwise studio mastery and experimentation and you begin to get the picture. This is good news for a genre that seems to be gathering steam in recent months. Apart from big releases on ROIR by Dub Trio, Bush Chemists & Dr. Israel, other bands have been making their mark on stages around the country: Matisyahu, Future Pigeon, Dub Nomads, Dub Gabriel, Dub As A Weapon, Jah Division, and (on a different level) Damian "Junior Gong" Marley. Dub & roots reggae is more popular than ever and the 10 Ft. Ganja Plant army is poised to make a big, smoky impression.