New Kingston is a Progressive Reggae group whose members combine their Jamaican heritage with the urban sounds of their New York home. The group New Kingston is a family band consisting of three brothers, and their father Courtney Panton Sr. The father Courtney Panton, Sr. was active in New York’s reggae scene before turning his sons Tahir, Courtney Jr., and Stephen on to the music of their island heritage.
The brothers began their career playing Bob Marley and Earth, Wind & Fire covers at parties and gatherings around the neighborhood. By 2010, they’d become focused on their own writing, which fused R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall with traditional reggae sounds.
With each brother writing and offering vocals, Courtney Sr. filled in on bass. Following their self-released debut, In the Streets, New Kingston went on a European tour with rising reggae star Collie Buddz, playing a number of prominent festivals.
Their sophomore LP, 2013’s Kingston University, earned them a deal with New York label Easy Star Records, which issued their third LP, Kingston City, in early 2015.
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