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Crucial Blend has a diverse and unique sound, driven by reggae with ska-punk roots and hip-hop flavor. Over the years they have played 150+ shows, including several tours, released 2 studio albums, 3 EPs and have been nominated 3x’s by the San Diego Music Awards. They have also shared the stage with such artists as Long Beach Dub Allstars, HR of Bad Brains, Kyle Smith, Mickey Avalon, Ballyhoo and more. They are currently writing and recording their 7th studio release. Check out their latest album "CRUEL WORLD" available everywhere now.

Crucial Blend is:


Ryan Hughes - Vocals/Guitar


Cody Christian - Bass


DJ Karsh -Drums


craig palmer -sax

"The band is now tighter than ever and "No Bad Daze" is Crucial Blend’s best work to date - Carlos culture, alt 94.9

"cruel world" Nominated for 'Best world music album' - 2022 San diego music awards

“When this San Diego based trio bring their skills together, you know you’re in for a three-ring sonic circus.” - top shelf music mag 

"crucial blend forged a well rounded, so-cal sound" - san diego reader

"9 bands to watch in 2019 - NBC SAN DIEGO 

"They're like a sleazier 'Rebelution'" - Just some dude 

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