Nectar’s Presents recently announced that The Messenger, Luciano will bring his brand of roots reggae to Putnam Den on July 19th. Known for his electrifying epic live performances, he will be backed by the famed seven‐piece i-KRONICK band for his much anticipated first tour of North America in years. The evening will also feature selections by DJ TRUMASTR and knomad.
With the release of his landmark album Where There Is Life in 1995, Luciano emerged as one of the most important reggae singers in decades and the greatest hope for roots reggae’s survival in the digital dancehall era. Since then, Luciano has released over 45 albums and has been consistently praised for imparting conscious sentiments of spiritual salvation, Rastafarian edification and African repatriation. Born in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica, he has influenced countless artists from Stevie Wonder to the “The Crown Prince of Reggae” the late great Dennis Brown.
i-Kronik represents the future of the ‘classic’ reggae band. Coming from the lineage of the Gumption Band, they are redefining roots reggae with years of experience playing on the world’s largest stages backing legends such as Beres Hammond, Luciano, Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Ken Boothe and countless others.
Show Details: Nectar’s Presents Reggae Legend LUCIANO “The Messenger” Backed by the Seven-‐Piece Band: i-‐KRONIK July 19, 2013 Putnam Den Downtown Saratoga Springs, NY (63 Putnam Street) (Across from library and behind Uncommon Ground Coffee)