Most people are aware of the fact that The Wailers are a reggae band that was at one point led by the greatest reggae artist of all-time, Bob Marley. After his passing in 1981, the band decided to spread his messages and continue to inspire people in his honor. Thank goodness that they prevailed, and the band founded by Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Livingston lives on. Bassist, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, has been a constant in the band from the beginning with Marley to the present, and he even added his son, Aston Barrett Jr. to play drums currently.
The last day of a festival is always bittersweet, but fans came to the fairgrounds early to take in as much of Cali Roots as they could. Day three began as festival goers trickled in just as New Kingston wrapped up their sound check. Walking through the gates of the fairgrounds with this live music already playing earlier than usual proved an uplifting and exciting experience to the festival. Starting the day with New Kingston set a positive tone for the rest of the day.
Fresh off the heels of their Fall Tour announcement, Dark Star Orchestra today confirms details of their 7th annual Jamaican Jam In The Sand festival returning to the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort and Spa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica on January 15-19, 2019. The nights will be spent under the stars with Dark Star Orchestra, performing a full two-set show on the beach each of the four nights!
This summer, the Granada Theater presents #LiveOnMass, a free, outdoor concert series on the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas. Catch performances by The Wailers on Friday, June 29th and Split Lip Rayfield on Tuesday, July 3rd.
Friday, June 29th - THE WAILERS with special guests Ras Neville & The Kingstonians, 77 Jefferson, and TopRanx Soundsystem
On a perfect summer day in Colorado, there may be no better place to spend one’s time then Red Rocks Amphitheater with the reggae legendary band the Wailers and one of funk’s most invigorating bands, Lettuce. These two musical powerhouses always leave their crowds satisfied. This year, Lettuce was even better than they were last year. This show was staggering the whole way through.
Gary Nesta Pine has been inspired by, and devoted to, music for as long as he can remember. “I’m a messenger from Jah. My dad was a postman; I feel like I am the postman of music.” The impact reggae has had on his life, and him on its sound, can’t be understated. They’re so intertwined that it’s hard to imagine Jamaican roots reggae without the passion of Gary Nesta Pine.