Natty Nation is an American rock and reggae band from Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 1995, as of April 20, 2017, the lineup included Demetrius "Jah Boogie" Wainwright, Aaron Konkol, Nick Czarnecki, Chris Di Bernardo, & Dave "Captain Smooth" Randall. The group has released several studio albums since their 1996 debut The Journey Has Just Begun..., in 2010 Isthmus Magazine named their 1998 release Earth Citizen one of the "top 25 Madison pop albums of all time," writing that "Natty Nation's mix of roots reggae and hard rock proved unique and gained a following that remains today," and their 2016 release, Divine Spark debuted at #3 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.
The band has released several live albums on their independent label Inatty Records. They have also toured regularly in the United States, performing at festivals such as SXSW, Summerfest, and Freakfest, and also touring throughout the Middle East and Africa in 2008, and Japan and the Marshall Islands in 2009. Natty Nation's song "Cool & Proper" was named Broadjam's international song of the month, and as of 2015 the group had won twenty seven Madison Area Music Industry Awards, including Performer of the Year in 2009.
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