The Wailers to Play Compound Grill on August 10
|Aston Barrett of The Wailers|
As the backing band for the greatest reggae artist ever, Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Since Marley's passing, they've played with such venerable acts as Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Carlos Santana, in addition to other reggae legends like Burning Spear.
The Wailers' connection to Native American reservations in Arizona goes back to 1983, when they played (among other international artists) massive shows at the Hopi Civic Center on the Third Mesa of the Hopiland Reservation -- shows that drew up to 2,000 people.Although the band's stop in Scottsdale may not have such a draw, it's guaranteed to be a good show, one that showcases The Wailers' "one-drop" reggae sound and singer Aston Barrett's smooth vocal stylings. Barrett originally played bass for The Wailers (his brother, the late Carlton Barrett, drummed for them), and this tour seems like a good way for both Barrett and the fans to pay tribute to a legendary band.