The Wailers Band put reggae on the map. They brought reggae to the attention of the world outside of Jamaica, elevating Bob Marley to superstardom, and in the process, bringing the music of their home to audiences on every continent. Now steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, old-school members welcome the new-generation talent of drummer Aston Barrett Jr. —“Fam’s” son and nephew of Wailers co-founder Carlton “Carly” Barrett—and bring their timeless, distinctive music, and intricate arrangements and lyrics to fans everywhere.
The quintessential live band, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom, and virtuosity for two decades, shaping their sound into their own vision of roots music and world rock. The powerhouse ensemble’s sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances have brought them on tour alongside everyone from Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s reunion tour, and now The Wailers. Rusted Root transcends age, generations, and cultures.