Westbound Train

Hellcat/Epitaph records artists Westbound Train are heavily influenced by 60s era Jamaican music and early American soul.  The group has been releasing records and touring internationally for the last decade.


the Void Union

Started in 2004 as a side project of Westbound Train, the Void Union plays high energy traditional Ska and Reggae with an emphasis on improvisation and Jamaican rhythms.  Their second album "Higher Guns" is available Here.


The Brooklyn Attractors

The Brooklyn Attractors is a groove-based 60s Soul-jazz/Reggae project that is comprised of some of Brooklyn's most accomplished Reggae, Ska, and Jazz musicians.


The Rich Graiko Group

The Rich Graiko Group is a Jamaican influenced Jazz project that primarily plays Jamaican and Trinidadian standards along with Rich's original compositions. 


Rich also freelances regularly with the following groups:


Thousands Of One

Gaining notoriety for their spirited live shows throughout the nation, Thousands Of One jumps from activist/retro soul - think Olu Dara or Marvin Gaye - to cross Atlantic afrobeat/funk jams as in Fela Kuti meets James Brown- to underground Hiphop a la The Roots or Talib Kweli with a funk rock edge.


the Rocksteady Seven

Tenor and soprano saxophonist, David Hillyard is one of the innovators of the American ska scene. His group, the Rocksteady Seven , mixes instrumental Jamaican “roots” rhythms ala the Skatalites, Burning Spear, and extended jazz improvisation ala David Murray, Charlie Haden, and Pharaoh Saunders.


The Toasters

The Toasters have been on the road for the last 30 years!  Started in New York City by Rob (Bucket) Hingley in 1981, the group hit the road and has never stopped.  They have been to every major market in the world several times over and don't seem to be slowing down.  Their 30th anniversary was recently commemorated by Ska Brewing, who created a beer in their honor.