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62 - CAPB GAZE'ITE. Friday, Julytl .-JulylT, 1997 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Steppln Out Rasta vibe still alive with Wafters on Rudder deck By Jen Ellingsworth The Rusty Rudder deck'in Dewey Beach will be alive with the soun.ds of righteous harmonies when the establishment presents the Wailers on Sunday, July 13. Yes, that's right. The Wailers, Rasta legend Bob Marley's band, recently embarked upon a world- wide reunion tour and they are making a stop in the Cape Region. Upon the untimely passing of Bob Marley and bandmate Carlton Barrett, the Wailers have succeed- ed in keeping their message of "One Love" alive, releasing the 12-track disc, "Majestic Warriors" in 1991. Since its early days in Jamaica, when Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and .Bunny Livingstone stirred up the original rootsy drum-and-bass rhythms of their music, reggae has become an intemational sensation.' Its popularity spans nearly four decades, from the magical glory days in Kingston, Jamaica, when Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother, Carlton joined togeth- er with local reggae singer Robert Nesta Marley, and formed a band called "Bob Marley & the Wail- ers." As the group's popularity grew, Bob and the Barrett brothers recruited the very best musicians they could find. Popular songs recorded by the group include "Could You Be Loved?" and "Songs of Freedom." The 1997 version of the Wail- ers' band is made up of original members Aston "Family Man" Barrett on bass guitar, Alvin "Seeco" Patterson on percussion, Earl "Wia" Lindo on organ, Tyrone Downie on keyboards and vocals, Al Anderson on guitars and vocals, Michael "Mikey Boo" Richards on drums, Claudio Peppe on percussion and Junior Marvin on guitar and lead vocals. The band is currently promoting its new live CD, "My Friends," which was issued in conjunction with the world tour. The disc includes tracks from recent Wail- ers albums and many songs from Bol Marley & the Wailers. Set your soul adrift with the Island Boyz, who will be the open- ing act from 4-9 p.m. Call 227- 3888 for more information about . the performances. In other local entertainment news...In case you haven't already heard, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats is getting ready to embark on another facet of its business with the grand opening of an original craft brewery in the Nassau Com- mons. As with allDogfish festivi- ties, the bash will not only include plenty of original beer, but plenty of original music as well. After you've enjoyed the soulful sounds of opening act Burning Bus at the bew craftery, brace yourself for Black 47, an explo- sive Irish-American ensemble set to headline at the grand opening gala. .::. :: :: :: ;:.:::: The Wailers Band includes (l-r) Earl "Wia" Lindo, Tyrone Downie, Aston "Family Man" Bar- rett, Alvin "Seeco" Petterson, AI Anderson and Junior Marvin. Hailed by USA Today as "music that penetrates the cere- brum without losing its visceral punch and jubilant air," the group catapulted from its fierce bar-band status to stellar proportions with the release of its debut album, "'Fire of Freedom." Black 47 recently released the follow-up CD, "Green Suede Shoes." Meanwhile, Dogfish Head's Rehoboth Beach establishment (which recently celebrated its sec- ond anniversary).also has a stellar lineup slated. Friday, July 11, will feature tile Graverobbers opening for the Scud Mountain Boys, a rur- al-sounding band hailing from Northamptonl Massachusetts. The band's live performances are -described as a "hushed, acoustic setting," and typically include a set of chairs and a lamp-lit table. Sunday, July 13, will feature. accomplished singer/songwriter Cliff Eberthardt. Eberhardt, long Continued on page 63 Kingston Trio coming E,9 Lewes July 12 for Summer Ar00:s Festival The Kingston Trio will perform with selected members of the Delaware Symphony at the annual Cape Concert, scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, in Lewes as the concluding event of the Uni- versity of Delaware Summer Arts Festival. Advance tickets' are $12 for adults and $6 for youth ages 7-17. Day-of-show tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for youth. Children under the age of seven are admit- ted free. The Cape Concert is sponsored by PNC Bank, and concluding fireworks are sponsored by WBOC-TV. The group has been around for more than 30 years, but the Kingston Trio, known for such hits as "Tom Dooley," "Where Have All "the Flowers Gone" and "Greenback Dollar," sound as young as ever. Today's group includes two of the original trio - lead singer Bob Shane and Nick Reynolcls who sings harmony. George Grove, the third member, has been with this version of the trio since 1972. Shane and Reynolds formed the original group, with Dave Guard, in 1957, while all three were stu- dents at Menlo Business College in San Francisco. Using. only acoustic guitars and-banjos, singing simple, yet memorable melodies, they revolutionized pop- ular music, reawakening America to its own rich folk-music heritage. The release of "Tom Dooley" in October of 1958 began "the folk music revival" that set the stage for Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul ahd Mary and the entire protest music movement of the '60s. For a while, the "Kingston Trio was the number one vocal group in the world, a musical and cultural phenomenon whose record sales and concert draws were matched nly by the Beatles. In 1961, after two Grammy Awards and numerous gold records,. Guard left the group. In 1967, the remaining members dis- banded it to pursue-individual careers. "Pop music tastes were chang- ing again," Shane says. "That whole 'rock revolution' thing spread from San Francisco across the country and took a lot our audience with it. But you know, folk music is timeless, and I knew it would come around again." Continued on page 71 The Kingston Trio will make music with members of the Delaware Symphony during the University of Delaware Sum- mer Arts Festival on Saturday, July 12.