Innastate is a contemporary reggae band from the high-desert of New Mexico. Based out of Santa Fe, the band has been together since the spring of 2014. Innastate has gained momentous acclaim in their brief existence. The band’s musical influences span many genres, creating a brand of reggae and rock that is modern yet honors their Indigenous heritage, musical roots and love of music. The music that Innastate creates reflects on the human experience, other themes concerning spirituality and environmental issues are often found within their songs. Innastate believes in the power of music to connect people.
Innastate is Adrian Wall of Jemez Pueblo (Guitar/Vocal), Rylan Kabotie of Santa Clara Pueblo/Jicarilla Apache (Bass/Vocal), Lawrence Bailon of Santa Clara Pueblo/Kewa Pueblo (Drums). Innastate also utilizes a large pool of talented musicians for live performances, including Justin Pucila (Guitar), Carly Marshall (Tenor Sax), Doug Bellen (Keys).
The band released their debut self-titled EP in April of 2015 to wide acclaim and through a strong social media presence was subsequently voted by their fans as the Artist of the Month by RockwiredMagazine.com and the 2016 Rockwired Reader’s poll award for Best Performance by an American Indian/First Nations Band or Artist. In 2016 Innastate was nominated for "Best Reggae Song" by the New Mexico Music Awards. Innastate has shared the stage with reggae greats Pato Banton, Native Roots, Tribal Seeds, Nahko, Natural Vibrations, Stick Figure, Through the Roots, The Meditations, New Kingston, Ballyhoo and Abstract Rude. Innastate has plans to head back into the studio to record a full-length album and continue to create new fans by playing live shows.