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The Wailers

Wooly's Presents:

The Wailers

Reggae Rapids

Wed, January 24, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Des Moines, IA

$20.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Wailers
The Wailers
The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world.
Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with
original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical
From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless
millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The
Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the
In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston
Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s inspiring
landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh
delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction
with the audience.
Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a
multi-cultural powerhouse; veterans Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar/bass and Noel Davey on
keyboards. The performance anchor is live engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for
The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the ‘70s.
There are more than 250 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977’s
Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named
Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at
#4 of the “50 Greatest Bands of All Times,” while The New York Times named Bob Marley the
most significant musician of the 20 th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative,
timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production by these incomparable Wailers musicians.
Reggae Rapids
Venue Information:
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309