Freddie McGregor is one of reggae’s most durable and soulful singers, with a career that started in the 60s at the age of 7! After performing for years with The Clarendonians and Generation Gap, “Big Ship” released his first solo album in 1979. He has spanned nearly every stylistic shift in Jamaican music, from ska and rocksteady to Rastafarian roots reggae to lovers rock, releasing nearly 40 albums and garnering Grammy nominations and more accolades. He also has his own record label and is an accomplished producer for other artists including Lieutenant Stitchie, Tiger, Luciano and Mikey Spice.
Iba Mahr, is a Jamaican reggae roots music and lover’s rock genre singer, known for his unique style and his hit songs “Diamond Sox”, “Million Thoughts”, “Family Not Friend”, and ” Get Up and Show”. His music can be found on a variety of streaming services including Spotify and Youtube.
Autarchii, is recording artist, music producer, and co-host of ‘Bald Head -N- The Dread Podcast’. The son of Veteran Recording Artist Donovan Joseph and the cousin to the crown prince of Reggae Dennis Brown, Autarchii, is adamant about continuing the mission Reggae’s golden era. His lyrics and melodies are fiery and educational at the same time.
Jerry Harris, Born in Portland, Jamaica, Jerry has since the age of 14 devoted his life to music. Since 1972 as a guitarist and vocalist Jerry has performed with everyone from Burning Spear to Barrington Levy to Shabba Ranks and Sugar Minott, and he continues to produce other artists on his Listen Up Records label.
Prof-I moved to west Kingston as a boy, and became a disciple of Rastafari inspired by the traditional drumming of groups like The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari and Ras Michael And The Sons of Negus. A nyabinghi drummer and chanter who brings a mellow message of love and African roots, expect an amazing experience when he takes the stage.
Derrick Barnett & The Statement Band will be supporting the show all day, bringing Derrick “Dancehall’s Greatest Live Bassist” Barnett and special guest guitarist Andy Bassford to the stage. Barnett has played with everyone in reggae from Yellowman to Ziggy Marley and crossed into much more with Missy Elliott, Chaka Khan and more.
Andy Bassford is a guitarist known primarily for his work in the reggae idiom, although he has recorded and performed in a wide variety of other styles, appearing on nine Grammy Award nominated and three Grammy winning albums, plus years touring with Dennis Brown and more than 20 years with Toots & The Maytals. In 2003, he was honored by the Jamaica Federation of Musicians for Outstanding Contributions to the Jamaican Music Industry, one of the only-non Jamaicans to receive this award.
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