Climb Jacob’s Ladder is a North Carolina band that does a hot mix of rock, reggae, and world music. Harp player Paul Messinger is up front and center, and he sounds killer with this crew on both acoustic and electric harp. You can hear his roots in traditional harp styles here, and he’s adapted those roots brilliantly to fit the band’s broad and electrified context. This song–“Peace, Love and Respect”–starts with a strong reggae vib, and then takes off for the heart of the universe.

If these guys come to your neighborhood, go see them. Period.