Vinyl Music Hall hosts The Whailers

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Breathtaking, The Wailers land at Vinyl Music Hall on April 4. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The world-famous group formed in 1974 as a replacement for Bob Marley until the death of the rastafarian icon in 1981 at the age of 36.

Together, the musicians recorded familiar tunes like “Redemption Song”, “Three Little Birds” and “Buffalo Soldier”.

The band continued with co-founder and bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett at the helm along with Junior guitarist Marvin. After many changes over the years, the duo have resurfaced as leaders of the Wailers.

Among the current members is Familyman’s son, Aston Barrett, Jr., the band’s musical director and drummer. (He’s also the drummer for Reggae Force, one of Tuesday’s opening two acts.)

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Josh Barrett joined The Wailers in 2015 as lead singer and is a distant cousin of Familyman and Barrett, Jr.

Reggae Force and Tribe Zion open the show.

Reggae Force from Fort Lauderdale is made up of Wendel “Junior Jazz” Ferraro (vocals, guitar, trombone), Aston Barrett, Jr. (drums), Alaina Reed (bass) and Peter “Sprangy” Williamson (keyboards). The reggae group released “Unincorporated” last year.

Tribe Zion trained in 2005 in Boulder, Colorado, before moving to California, northern Louisiana and
finally in Pensacola. The reggae / ska group released the EP “Gonna Be Alright” in 2013 available on
cdbaby.com and iTunes.

Tickets cost $ 25 and can be purchased at the Vinyl box office and online at ticketfly.com. All ages show. Additional charge of $ 5 for participants 20 and under.

Visit vinylmusichall.com and thewailers.net for more information.


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