A Rich Tradition of Reggae

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One of the last, great reggae institutions, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide since forming in 1969 with Bob Marley. Outside their groundbreaking work with Marley, they’ve played such notable artists as Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder and Carlos Santana. The present Wailers revolve around the last original band member, Aston “Family Man” Barrett (bass), and lead singer Elan Atias, who together represent both the Wailers’ historic legacy and fresh excitement.

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Lady Sings the Blues

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While still in her 20s, Shemekia Copeland has opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival, received a Grammy nomination and scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic. Guess where she’s stopping next.

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