The Wailers

Saturn Presents:

The Wailers

Thu. June 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Saturn

$25 Advance - $28 Day of Show

This event is 18 and over

The Wailers
The Wailers
The remarkable Wailers band is bringing its revolutionary sound and message to fans around the world. Acclaimed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett is joined in solidarity by original Wailers’ lead guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey. Poised on the brink of musical history, the reunited Wailers band is primed to deliver music and talent perfected over five decades of recording, producing, and performing.

Roots members welcome the new-generation rebel talents of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Familyman’s multi-talented son, who has perfected the distinctive style of his uncle - Wailers co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett; the solid roots Rasta vocals and performance style of US-born lead singer Joshua David Barrett; polished backup vocalists Shema McGregor, daughter of famed I-Three singer Judy Mowatt and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse; veterans Noel Davey on keyboards, who’s performed with Julian Marley & Uprising; and Owen “Dreadie” Reid, a former musical student of Familyman, who plays bass, guitar, and has toured with Julian Marley. Sound engineer is Dennis Thompson, the iconic live engineer who has traveled the world with The Wailers, and the man responsible for many BMW-song and Island dub mixes.

Bob Marley & The Wailers have recorded 11 albums, and performed before millions of fans in countless countries. They lay claim to more than 250 million records sold since the early 70s, including 1977’s Exodus, declared Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium by BBC the same year. The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century, Spin Magazine rated The Wailers at #4 on its list of the 50 Greatest Bands of All Time, and Rolling Stone named Bob Marley & The Wailers Band of the Year in 1976. Such accolades are possible because of these masterful Wailers musicians. Their timeless music, intricate arrangements, and soul-stirring lyrics continue to touch and move fans around the globe.

Since Bob Marley’s premature passing in 1981, Familyman vowed to keep a promise he made to his leader, Legend, and friend – that he would hold the band together and maintain the quality of music. The message is still Burnin’, the Exodus of Jah people continues, and Uprising and Survival remain the call to fans. The incomparable Wailers are coming to Babylon by Bus, bringing the mystical music and message of Roots Rock Rasta Reggae. This is the Rastaman Vibration, a slice of music history you must not miss.
Venue Information:
Saturn
200 41st Street S
Birmingham, AL, 35222
http://www.saturnbirmingham.com/