The Wailers

SLO Brew Rock
855 Aerovista Place, San Luis Obispo, CA
May 2, 2020
 | Ages: 18+
$22.00

Event Information

​When The Wailers come calling, you listen.

On Saturday, May 2nd the original backing for Bob Marley & The Wailers is bringing a train of reggae royalty to SLO Brew Rock! Join us for Aston Barrett & son of the irrepressible "Family Man" in a show that is simply not to be missed. 

Not many bands can claim genuine legend status. The Wailers, however, can comfortably stake their place in essential music history. Culture defining; rebel hearts with brave souls embodying the spirit of 70s era-defining reggae. Now playing a special set featuring incredible cuts from Bob Marley’s formidable back catalog along with a string of greatest hits, The Wailers are giving you a chance to be part of the legacy. Aston Barrett Jr, himself reggae royalty as the son of the irrepressible ‘Familyman’, carries the flame for The Wailers in a show that is simply not to be missed.

Bob Marley and the Wailers recorded, toured and made history together between 1972 and 1981. It was Bob Marley himself that requested the Wailers stayed together. Today, carrying on the mission are original members, children-of-legends and a host of immensely talented musicians. The aforementioned Aston Barrett Jr delivers startling echoes of his uncle’s (Carlton ‘Carly’ Barrett) one drop drumming sound. Guitarist Donald Kinsey is joined by Wendel ‘Junior Jazz’ Ferraro, shaping that classic sonic identity. Josh David Barrett achieves the seemingly impossible by confidently stepping into Bob Marley’s shoes to provide truly excellent lead vocals. Owen ‘Dreadie’ Reid (Julian Marley’s Uprising Band and a former student of ‘Familyman’) and Andres Lopez (Albrosie, Lutan Fyah and a former student of original Wailers member, Tyrone Downie) add yet more quality to an incredible lineup. Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three singer Judy Mowatt and Reggae pioneer Freddie McGregor, is joined by Anne-Marie Thompson (a gospel singer of stunning ability), together bringing the smoothest backing vocals and contributing to this unique melting pot. Both classic and excitingly fresh at the same time. Be part of the family. 

Doors @ 7:00 PM 
Ages 18+ 
GA Advance Tickets - $22.00
Day of Show - $27.00