ST. PETERSBURG — The Original Wailers perform Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m., at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
For information or to purchase tickets, call 727-565-0550 or visit jannuslive.com.
In 1974 when Bob Marley went solo, on the brink of international stardom, he surprised the community by choosing as his lead guitarist American-born Al Anderson. It was Anderson’s stunning lead work on such classics as “No Woman, No Cry” and “Three O’Clock Road Block” that first alerted rock fans to the music of The Wailers.
Anderson’s musical achievements with Bob Marley & The Wailers include the platinum award winning albums “Live at the Lyceum,” “Babylon by Bus” and 10 times platinum album “Legend.” The Original Wailers received their own Grammy nomination in 2013 for their album “Miracle,” making it Anderson’s second Grammy nomination.
The Original Wailers also feature Chet Samuel on lead vocals and guitar; Omar Lopez on bass guitar; Howard Smith on drums; and Noel Aiken on keyboards and organ. They continue the legacy of Bob Marley and The Wailers.