Just Announced: Toots and The Maytals @ Fox Theatre | 4/1/13
Toots Hibbert, one of the great voices of Jamaica, returns to the Fox withToots and The Maytals this April Fools Day! The latest album, TRUE LOVE, finds Toots and the Maytals revisiting some of the band's most classic works with a host of musical friends onboard - Keith Richards, Shaggy and Rahzel, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck, Ben Harper, No Doubt, Marcia Griffiths, Ken Boothe, Ryan Adams, Bootsy Collins and the Roots, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Terry Hall and the Skatalites and Trey Anastasio - for delightful fresh-ear journey through Toots' musical history. Add in the surprise tracks - Willie Nelson and Toots groovin' on Willie’s STILL IS STILL MOVIN TO ME, Rachel Yamagata pleading on the newer BLAME ON ME and Bunny Wailer's vocal comradery on the never-before released TAKE A TRIP for an unparalleled reggae joy ride.
Indeed Toots and the Maytals artistry spans every phase of Jamaican music's evolution, earning him the reputation as one of Jamaica's most consistent and inspired performers, and one of the greatest reggae/r&b singers of all time. Generations of fans old and new are discovering that Toots and the Maytals were and are masters of reggae and the live performance. The combination of great reggae rhythms, heartfelt vocals, and soulful gospel influence remains potent and powerful, probably the most cohesive mix of reggae and soul music ever, and still going strong.
Constant touring has shown audiences what Jamaicans had known for over a decade - that Toots and the Maytals are simply one of the greatest live acts in the world. Toots and the Maytals have been nominated three times for Grammy Awards, the other nominations were for TOOTS IN MEMPHIS and TOOTS LIVE. The Maytals also hold the record for the largest number of number one hits in Jamaica, with 31 to their credit.