Thursday, January 10, 2013 ♦ 8:00 PM
with a special presentation by Wailers historian Roger Steffens
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall :: 4544 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000
Bob Marley's legendary backing band The Wailers, featuring fabled bass player Aston “Family Man” Barrett, perform their iconic album Survival in its entirety.
The evening begins with an exclusive, multi-media behind-the-scenes look into Bob Marley & The Wailers' storied 1979 “Survival Tour” by the only reggae historian to join Marley on the road, Roger Steffens.
The Wailers are the most successful reggae band of all time and have both defined the genre and brought it to an international audience. The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who in addition to being Marley's most trusted lieutenant, played on countless other classic reggae hits throughout the 1970s. The authenticity he brings to the Wailers' sound is indisputable and yet today's line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica's most exciting new singers - Koolant Brown.
Roger Steffens invites you to join him for an exhilarating journey into the musical history of the royal family of reggae, The Wailers. The evening will begin with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Bob Marley & The Wailers' Survival Tour (1979-1980), which ended up being their second-to-last tour together. Steffens is the only historian to join Marley on the road, and he is now generously opening his vault to share exclusive tour photos and rehearsal footage.
Throughout his 40-minute set, Steffens will share his experiences of being on the road in 1979 and give insights into Bob Marley's phenomenal hypnotic power, which has endured for more than four decades. If you are a music lover, this is a unique opportunity to get a first hand glimpse into the inner workings of the life and personality of a legend.