Mississippi nights, September 12, 2004
Got a few minutes before I have to go drag myself to work, so here's a quick review...
The Wailers blew through town last night and put on a great show at Mississippi Nights.
It was a nice crowd of probably 500 people or so and the positive vibes were just flowin...
The sound was awesome and the band was tight. Family Man was just layin low in the back and just layin down some wicked bass lines, as usual. The man is rock solid. Some people I've talked to aren't into it 'cause they think without marley it just isn't the wailers, but these guys do a great job and really preserve his legacy. and sound really awesome as well...
Gary Pines was great on vocals. He doesn't try to sound like Bob - his voice is a lot gruffer - but he hits every spot and it was basically a 2 hour sing-along, as they just played hit after hit...
Junior Marvin was on guitar, Drummie Zeb was there, Keith Sterling was on Keys, there were two beautiful female vocalists (and one of them was singing from a chair as she hurt her leg the night before), another guitar player and 3 horn players with Glen DeCosta and others (including a guy apparently from here who just got to play with them)...
They started at about 9:30 and were tight from the start. Some of the tunes they played were One Love, No Woman No Cry, Rebel Music, Natty Dread, Roots Rock Reggae, Exodus, Kaya, Heathen, and an encore of Redemption Song with just Jr. Marvin and Pines, then they went into the full "band" version and it was excellent...
Afterwards it was great talkin to em all. Family Man's a great guy, just smokin on the spliff, laughing. He kills me. Talkin with Keith Sterling was cool, as we talked of him playing on Nasio's debut like 12 years ago and he remembered it like it was yesterday. Drummie Zeb was real cool, too. they all were. Great band, cool people, just spreading Bob's vibe. It was a great night...
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