The Wailers

The Wailers

performing the 40th anniversary of "Survival" plus 2nd set of classics

Oct 3 2019 · Thu

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$29 Advance / $35 Day of Show / $45 Seated

This event is 21 and over

The Wailers
The Wailers
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.
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.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003