The Wailers

No name is as synonymous with the reggae genre than Bob Marley and no band is as closely associated with his legend than The Wailers, who went on to sell more than 250 million albums after forming in 1969. Though most of the original members (like Marley) have since passed, 63-year-old Aston “Family Man” Barrett--thought to be responsible for most of the bass lines in Marley’s classic songs--soldiers on. Injecting new roots-reggae energy into tried-and-true hits, Barrett and the 8-piece band continue to take the Kingston Rastafarian musical message around the globe. And while the modern Wailers may not have the Marley family’s blessing to continue touring, their multitude of fans demand otherwise. NICK FELDMAN

Tue., July 6, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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