The Justin Ancheta Band is a positively-charged, high-energy band from San Francisco. They bring together exotic world sounds with some heavy doses of funk and reggae. Lacing socially-conscious lyrics with horn, violin and guitar melodies over a steady foundation of drums, percussion, and bass, the band creates a dance party for everyone to enjoy. Locally acclaimed, they play venues such as the Independent, Slim’s, Yoshi’s, and the Great American Music Hall, while their tour schedule has taken them from Barcelona to Hawaii. After more than a decade of shows and touring, they have shared the stage with The Wailers, Joan BaezCreedence Clearwater Survival, Charles Neville and many more musical luminaries.

The Justin Ancheta Band’s music is an invitation to dance, while the music and lyrics are complex and intelligent and leave a sweet aftertaste in the heart and soul.


“A beat that is global in scope.” — Gus Thompson, Auburn Journal

“One of the best and brightest bands…” — Mark S. Allen, Good Morning Sacramento (KMAX Channel 31)


  • Justin Ancheta  – guitar, vocals
  • Damian Sol – violin
  • Alex Scammon – saxophone, clarinet
  • Jesse Weber – percussion
  • Marlon Aldana – drums
  • Adam Lowdermilk – bass

Album Releases

Plant — April 2013

Press Contact


Downloadable One-Sheet

For those who prefer to read about the band offline, download our one-sheet PDF here.


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Justin Ancheta Band Press Photo. Photo Credit: Celeste Lindahl 2013

Photo Credit: Celeste Lindahl 2013

Justin Ancheta Band Press Photo. "From The Hills" - Photo: Celeste Lindahl

Photo credit: Celeste Lindahl, 2013