The Medicinals, DJ Mike Judah
Sun · February 24, 2019
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$25 - $30
Tickets at the Door
This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian
The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world's stage. Led by renowned bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey,The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique and innovative sound. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman has carried on the mission to "keep The Wailers together," just as Bob requested.
In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Familyman’s multi-talented son, Aston Barrett Jr. It’s startling to witness how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s inspiring landmark “one drop” drumming style. Also on stage is polished background singer Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three singer Judy Mowatt and Reggae pioneer Freddie McGregor.https://www.dspshows.com/event/1803190/
In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Familyman’s multi-talented son, Aston Barrett Jr. It’s startling to witness how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s inspiring landmark “one drop” drumming style. Also on stage is polished background singer Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three singer Judy Mowatt and Reggae pioneer Freddie McGregor.
Accompanying the legends and children-of-legends on stage are many other talented musicians: bass guitarist Owen “Dreadie” Reid, a former student of Familyman who also plays bass with Julian Marley’s Uprising band; front man Joshua David Barrett, Rastaman by lifestyle and culture, who delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience; Andres Lopez on keyboards, who has performed with artists such as Alborosie, Lutan Fyah, and Anthony B.; and Anne-Marie Thompson, an experienced gospel singer. FOH/Sound engineer is Christian Cowlin, a Wailers Band veteran who has traveled the world with The Wailers for more than 20 years and who is responsible for the band’s live sound.
Since Bob Marley’s untimely passing in 1981, Familyman vowed to keep a promise he made to his leader and friend – that he would hold the band together and maintain the music’s quality, to “keep me [Bob Marley] alive through music.” The message is still Burnin’, the Exodus of Jah people continues, Uprising and Survival remain the call to fans. The incomparable Wailers are coming to Babylon by Bus, to rock the stage, to bring the magic and message of Roots Rasta Reggae. It’s a Rastaman Vibration: a slice of music history you must not miss. Legend.
The act is a crew of friends from the ROC that get together and jam heavy riddums and kick irie vibes proper. Dave Bernis was an old mutual friend to all. For Dave, the band was a therapy and a natural medicine.
The Medicinals current line up features members from Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Mosaic Foundation, Personal Blend, The Level 7 Experience, RootsCollider, Hybrid Beats, Subsoil, Eli Flynn & the Everymen, and Electric Tie Die.
The Medicinals have had the honor of sharing the stage with such acts as: The Wailers, Turkuaz, Barika, Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People, Double Tiger, Roots of Creation, Kevin Kinsella's Bead & Bone, and Root Shock.
The Medicinals feature members from Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, RootsCollider, Hybrid Beats, Mosaic Foundation, Personal Blend, The Level 7 Experience, Eli Flynn & the Everymen, and Subsoil, including special guests from the Easy Star All-Stars, Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People, Root Shock and Nobles Vibes, just to name a few. The current act includes the following players:
Dylan Savage - Guitar & Vocals
William McKenna - Bass & Vocals
Shawn Drogan - Drums
Tony Gallicchio - Keyboards
Mike Corey - Guitar
Chuck Fries - Congas, Percussion
Grant Atkins - Vocals & Percussion
Luke Perry - Trombone & Vocals
Justin Lloyd - Trumpet & Percussion
Ethan Lyons - Tenor Saxophone & Vocals
Lucius Snowden - Keyboards
Matt Ramerman - Percussion
Matt Goodwin - Keyboards
Jessica Brown - Vocals
Deanne Elaine - Vocals
Ken Luk - Keyboards & Guitar
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