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"Crucial Blend have 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 albums, 3 EPs and have been nominated 4x’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, bumpin' uglies and more. new e.p.    "get blended" out 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

"by my side" Nominated for 'Best world music song' - 2024 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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