The Wailers To Stir It Up Again At Outer Banks Brewing Station
The legendary reggae pioneers The Wailers will return to Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, live in concert in June.
The reunited Wailers band is led by acclaimed bassist and Wailers founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity by original Wailers lead guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey.
The original members of reggae icon Bob Marley’s longtime band welcome the new-generation talents of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Familyman’s multi-talented son who has perfected the distinctive style of his uncle, Wailers’ co-founder and innovative drummer, Carlton “Carly” Barrett; the solid roots Rasta vocals of US-born lead singer and rhythm guitarist Josh David Barrett; and the polished background vocals of Shema McGregor, daughter of famed I-Three singer Judy Mowatt and reggae pioneer Freddie McGregor, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse.
Accompanying the legends and children-of-legends are Javaughn Bond on keyboards, who has played with Stephen Marley’s son Jo Mersa; and guitarist Owen “Dreadie” Reid, a former student of Familyman who has also played bass with Julian Marley’s Uprising band. Sound engineer is legendary Dennis Thompson, the veteran live engineer who traveled the world with Bob Marley & The Wailers, and the man responsible for many Island Records’ BMW-song dub mixes.
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 quality of music.
The Wailers will take the stage live in concert on Thursday, June 22 at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills. Showtime is 10pm.
Tickets are $20, available for advance purchase online here, as this show is very likely to sell-out.
You can watch highlights of The Wailer’s summer 2014 concert stop on the Outer Banks on Episode 16 of the OBX Entertainment original series OBXE TV below!
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