Wailing Souls

Wailing Souls

Natural Roots

Sat ยท June 17, 2017

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

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Wailing Souls
Wailing Souls
The Wailing Souls are part of the small surviving group of reggae and roots originators still musically active today. The legendary group dates back to the late 1960s. The Wailing Souls members got their start learning from reggae icon Joe Higgs in Jamaica's Trench Town yards and sung alongside other emerging groups at the time including Bob Marley & The Wailers. By the '70s The Wailing Souls attracted interest from preeminent reggae producer Coxson Dodd and began a fruitful recording career. Four decades later the group has amassed three Grammy nominations, has been critically lauded for albums released by Island, Tuff Gong and CBS Records and gained a widespread international following.

The Wailing Souls saw large success in the early '90s featuring songs on soundtracks including the certified gold album for Disney's film Cool Runnings. Their 1992 album All Over The World also achieved a great deal of success for the group, selling over 800,000 copies.

The Wailing Souls pushed the musical limits of the reggae genre with that release, blending sounds of funk, r&b, and country into their roots tradition, securing their reputations as pioneers in the genre.

Fusing the harmonies of Motown with the roots and dancehall sounds of reggae, The Wailing Souls persist as one of the most powerful forces in Jamaican music. To this day, the group continues to release provocative, highly regarded regarded albums and is one of the most popular live reggae acts on the scene.
Natural Roots
Natural Roots
Natural Roots is Original Roots, Dub, Reggae coming from Salt Lake City, Utah. Making music to unify and uplift all people.

Newly re founded Natural Roots 2009 in Utah originated from Oceanic Pacific Islands. The band includes Jan "Mailevai"Van der Beek, Esi Lautaimi, RayRay Tuatonga, Fisi Tuatonga, AJ Auelua, Vito Perry & Mike Bishop
Venue Information:
The State Room
638 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
http://www.thestateroomslc.com/