On Wednesday, February 27, The Wailers concluded a classic two night run at the Brooklyn Bowl, showing the life and joy reggae music brings to its fans. Lead by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett and original Wailers guitarist, Donald Kinsey, this band has the roots to carry the incredible legacy that comes with performing these songs. But it is in the youth of powerhouse Drummer Aston Barrett Jr. and lead singer Joshua David Barrett that brings a fresh energy – an exploration that’s new and fresh for the band.
The Wailers are fan favorites and brought a packed house to the Brooklyn Bowl. It’s amazing to see the vast generations of music fans singing every word to classics hits like “Easy Skanking,” “Stir it up,” and “Redemption Song,” showing the life this music still has, and how good the band that created it really is. The Wailers did not disappoint and brought all that this amazing music has to offer to every show they’ve played, proving why they are still one of the top acts in music.
Setlist: Intro-G Minor, Easy Skanking, Rastaman Vibration, Concrete Jungle,Heathen, Running Away/Crazy, Satisfy My Soul, Johnny B Good, War/No more Trouble, Trench Town, Stir It Up
Encore: Redemption Song, It’s Alright, Punky Reggae Party